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Strategies and Tactics for Successful Immigration Appeals (Webcast)

  • Training
  • Immigration

The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Strategies and Tactics for Successful Immigration Appeals on March 12, 2021 from 12:30 PM-4:00 PM

Registration: $129

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.

Why You Should Attend

Strong appellate advocacy skills have always been an important part of representing immigrants in removal proceedings.  However, changes to immigration court procedures and the composition of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and immigration bench over the last four years have made appeals a critical part of all immigration practitioners’ work.  These changes have led to an increase in the number of appeals filed both by immigrants and government attorneys following decisions from the immigration court.

Successful trial advocacy in immigration courts, now more than ever, requires attorneys to understand the basics of creating a trial record for appeal, how administrative appeals work, how to analyze an Immigration Judge’s decision for appeal and the process for appealing a BIA decision to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This training will provide practice considerations for creating a trial court record, the nuts and bolts of a BIA appeal, strategies for analyzing an Immigration Judge’s decision on appeal to the BIA, and an outline of the appellate process at the Circuit Court level.

What You Will Learn
  • How to create a record before the Immigration Court that will set up a successful appeal to the BIA and Court of Appeals
  • The nuts and bolts of a BIA appeal: what to file, how the timeline works, and what all BIA briefs should contain
  • Multiple practical strategies for analyzing an Immigration Judge’s oral and written decision to prepare an outline of an appellate brief filed with the BIA
  • The framework for a circuit court appeal, including key filings, timelines and key components of an appellate brief
  • Practical guidance regarding the relevant standards of review at the BIA and Circuit Court levels
Who Should Attend

This training is designed for all attorneys who practice before Immigration Judges. Participants should have a basic substantive knowledge of immigration law.  This program will benefit both new attorneys who have yet to file an administrative appeal or federal petition for review as well as seasoned practitioners with appellate experience.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Three (3.0) Substantive PA CLE Credits.

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board has adopted a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers' CLE requirement.

    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute