Pandemic-Era Removal Proceedings: Practical Considerations

Pandemic-Era Removal Proceedings: Practical Considerations

Pandemic-Era Removal Proceedings: Practical Considerations - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 2/8/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

With so many differing Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) standing orders, who can keep up? The pandemic has added another layer of enigma to preparing for court hearings, while at the same time presenting an opportunity for an antiquated system to accommodate the needs of practitioners in a modern age of advancing technology. The expert faculty on this intermediate panel will discuss important tips on how to stay current, navigate the technologies being used, and leverage time and court resources to maximize advocacy and representation on behalf of respondents in proceedings.

Featured Topics:

  • Practical Considerations for Keeping Healthy and Safe During an Ongoing Pandemic When Representing Detained Individuals and Attending Court Hearings
  • How WebEx and Other Online or Telephonic Programs Differ from In-Person Hearings
  • Review/Update of the EOIR Practice Manual as It Relates to Remote Technology and Filings
  • Review/Update on the Implementation of EOIR Courts & Appeals System (ECAS)
  • Coordinating the Presentation of Experts and Witnesses Remotely

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Sui Chung (DL), AILA EIOR-ICE Joint Committee Chair/Removal Defense Section Steering Committee, Miami, FL 

Sui Chung, is an attorney with Immigration Law & Litigation Group based in Miami, Florida. She serves as Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA National) Executive Office for Immigration Review/Immigration and Customs Enforcement Joint Liaison Committee and is a past president of the AILA South Florida Chapter. Ms. Chung is treasurer of the board of the American Immigration Council, vice president of the board of Catholic Legal Services, and serves on the boards of Immigrants’ List PAC/Immigrants’ List Civic Action. She is also a member of the Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is the 2019 recipient of the inaugural AILA National Diversity & Inclusion Award and was previously honored by AILA National with the Michael Maggio Pro Bono Service Award. Highlights of her practice have included co-representing the lead Florida case addressing immigrants’ right to effective representation in criminal proceedings, as well as representing Enrique from the award-winning novel, Enrique’s Journey. She began her career at the Board of Immigration Appeals through the United States Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program, after receiving a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Andrew Nietor, AILA Board of Governors/CBP Liaison Committee/EOIR-ICE Joint Committee, San Diego, CA 

Andrew K. Nietor practices immigration law and criminal defense in San Diego, CA. After graduating from The George Washington University Law School, Andrew worked at Federal Defenders of San Diego as a trial attorney. In 2004, he founded his own firm with a focus on litigation, mainly in removal proceedings and federal court. He currently serves on AILA’s Board of Governors and the EOIR/ICE Liaison, CBP Liaison, and Message Center Committees.

Laura Lunn, Westminster, CO

Laura Lunn is the Detention Program Managing Attorney at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) where she practices removal defense and appellate litigation on behalf of clients detained/formerly detained in Aurora, Colorado. She focuses on representing clients with mental health disabilities and serves as appointed counsel through the National Qualified Representative Program. Additionally, Laura teaches an Asylum Law & Advocacy Practicum at the Sturm College of Law - University of Denver.

Anam Raham, Fairfax, VA

Anam Rahman is a partner at Calderón Seguin PLC and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law School, where she teaches a clinical course on gender-based forms of relief. Anam devotes her practice to representing individuals in removal proceedings, asylum matters, federal court litigation, humanitarian forms of protection, family-based cases, waivers of inadmissibility, and complex crimmigration matters. She sits as a board member for AsylumWorks, a local nonprofit helping asylum seekers rebuild their lives in the United States, and also serves on the AILA liaison committee for the Arlington Immigration Court.

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