Washington MCLE - Immigration Law Courses
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Legal Ethics: Confidentiality and Taking Remedial Measures
The issue of confidentiality is critical to the attorney/client relationship. As one of the three primary fiduciary duties a lawyer owes to their client, it is necessary to ensure that clients can discuss sensitive matters with their lawyer. What happens, however, when evidence presented turns out to be false? How do attorneys balance the confidentiality requirement when it conflicts with the lawyer’s obligations of honesty? This CLE course will explain how to address the presentatio... More Info$341Ethics Credit
Asylum ABC's: What Attorneys Need to Know
Immigration has been a hot topic for years and the issues are only growing in complexity. This CLE course will present an overview of asylum law for new and seasoned immigration attorneys. The course will review practical tips for making a successful asylum application and explain the topic from both a broad and narrow perspective, offering general detail to specifics. The course will cover the application time frame, relevant forms and a review of potential pitfalls. The course will a... More Info$551.75Law & Legal Proc.
Ethical Considerations When Responding To Lozada Complaints
While one of the most complex areas of law, immigration law can be extremely rewarding and tends to foster a collegial atmosphere amongst peers. Yet this congeniality can backfire when an attorney must file a disciplinary complaint against another in defense of their clients as required by the Matter of Lozada. This CLE course will focus primarily on how to manage a situation when you are accused of errors. The course will review proper and appropriate responses to the ethics authoriti... More Info$341Ethics Credit
Citizenship and Residence: Prerequisites to Extra Territorial Taxation
This comprehensive CLE course will examine the many jurisdictional bases for the imposition of tax on extra-territorial income. The course will focus on natural persons and the meanings that are typically ascribed to the variety of bases for the code. The course will cover state statutes as well as some countries’, residence status for the purpose of tax treaties, dual residents, the planning for and acquisition of status, planning for and relinquishing status, expatriation, and the e... More Info$551.5Law & Legal Proc.
"Sweat Equity" in Small Businesses and Venture Startups: The Legal and Tax Issues
Issuing shares that are (nearly) tax-free is relatively simple when a small business or start-up first launches. When a shareholder or LLC member receives “sweat equity” or shares in exchange for labor, the tax and legal issues become a bit more complicated. This entertaining, fast-paced CLE course will explain the issues of treating “sweat equity” workers as regular employees as opposed to independent contractors, as well as explain the use of restricted stock, options, warrants and o... More Info$291Law & Legal Proc.
War Crimes, Sanctions & The War In The Ukraine: A Review Of The Legal Aspects Of The Current War & The Laws That Apply
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a series of allegations of war crimes against Ukrainian civilians have been lodged against Russian forces. These allegations claim that Russia has carried out deliberate and indiscriminate attacks in densely populated civilian areas. Claims have been made that the use of cluster munitions – a weapon prohibited by 100 states because of the immediate and long-term danger they pose - have unnecessarily exposed civilians to immeasurable harm through the... More Info$552.25Law & Legal Proc.
Current Trends in Asylum Cases: The Asylum Officer Rule
Recently, new rules implemented by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice offers the ability to quickly grant asylum to applicant subject to expedited removal and eligible for asylum while promptly removing those who are not. These new rules are an attempt to streamline the asylum process and remove some of the load from the overburdened immigration courts. This CLE course will review this new mechanism with a specific focus on the due process rights of those... More Info$291Law & Legal Proc.
How to File Successful Non-Immigrant O and E Visa Petitions and EB-1, EB2-NIW and PERM-based Green Card Petitions
This comprehensive and informative CLE course will address visa and green card petitions and, if time permits, will also cover H-1B’s. The course will explain how to successfully file visa petitions E ((Investors and Traders from countries with treaties with the US), O-1A (Athletics, Business, Education and the Sciences) and O-1B (Artists, and those in Motion Pictures & TV). Regarding green card petitions, the course will focus on EB-1A (Extraordinary Ability in the Arts, Athletics, Bu... More Info$291Law & Legal Proc.
Remove The "Stress" From Removal Defense: Practice Before The Federal Immigration Courts
Immigration law is increasingly dynamic and the policies and procedures of the court are similarly volatile, making practicing before federal immigration courts (EOIR) incredibly stressful. This CLE course will review the major procedural transformation in the court since COVID-19 and explain how to successfully navigate all aspects of the proceedings. More Info$551.5Law & Legal Proc.
Lost in Translation The Pitfalls of Obtaining Testimony Across Boundaries of Language, Culture and Class
Obtaining testimony relies on one’s ability to interpret information, and then accurately convey it to others. It is more art than science and much can get lost in translation, even when all parties are speaking the same language. This CLE course will explain the limitations and potential pitfalls that witness testimony may encounter in our judicial system and will highlight the most important strategies to ensure a successful outcome. More Info$1074Law & Legal Proc.