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Creative Client Representation in Times of Change: How Changing Administrations Change Your Immigration Practice

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  • Description

    As presidential administrations change, it becomes more important to maintain a flexible immigration practice. As the political realities veer from one extreme to another, opportunities open and close on your foreign national clients. Whether as a result in changes in enforcement policies, judge and officer turnover or new AG decisions, a creative attorney needs to be on the ball to find avenues to help their current and potential clients.

    This CLE course will teach you everything you need to know about what to stay on top of, how, and how changes can be used to best help your client.

  • Instructor Bio

    Peter Thompson

    Peter directs Thompson Law Advocates, P.C., an Immigration Law and Criminal Defense firm located in Philadelphia (www.tlapc.org). His practice includes providing criminal defense attorneys timely, practical and accurate Padilla advice for noncitizen clients, and direct representation in immigration matters, and for persons in Immigration Court and on appeal.

    Before entering private practice, Peter founded an Immigration Law Clinic, served as Director of the Defender Immigration Project of the Defenders Association of Philadelphia, and was an Assistant Defender for over a decade. He serves as a NITA faculty member, and regularly conducts CLEs focusing on the representation of noncitizen clients.

    Among other publications, he has recently co-authored the LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Collateral Consequences, 2018 Ed. (Immigration Consequences Flowing from Specific Criminal Convictions).

    Peter received his LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple Law, his J.D. from Villanova Law and his B.A. from Villanova University. He also earned a Masters in Education from Widener University. He may be reached at peter@tlapc.org.