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  • Description

    Immigration Law seems to be changing on a constant basis and winning a case in immigration court has never been more of a challenge. This CLE course will offer strategies in how to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and present motions to the board as well as standards of review and writing tips.

    The course will explain the importance of creating a proper record for appeal, lodging an appeal correctly and composing effective appellate briefs to the BIA. The course will provide the basics of BIA appeals and applying burdens of proof.

  • Instructor Bio

    Maris Liss

    Maris J. Liss heads the appellate litigation practice at George P. Mann and Associates, a boutique immigration firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She litigates at the BIA, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal (mostly the Sixth Circuit) and in Federal District Court. Maris is a co-editor of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Immigration Litigation Toolbox, 5th Edition published in 2016. The Immigration Litigation Toolbox teaches administrative, Federal District Court and Circuit Court litigation. She is also a contributor to AILA’s Immigration Forms Toolbox, 3rd Edition.

    Maris has served terms on the AILA National Amicus Committee, National Litigation Steering Committee, National Publications Committee and Online Resources Taskforce. She is on the faculty of Lawline Online CLE and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences. Maris is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Barnard College.