AILA South Florida's
42nd Annual CLE

February 24-26, 2021

Friday, February 26

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Fri, Feb 26 at 8:30 am EST
Housekeeping & General Announcements

Watch Session
Overview

Housekeeping and General Announcements by AILA South Florida President, Maggie Arias, and CLE Administration Committee Chair, Anabel Nataros

Intermediate/Advance Track One

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Fri, Feb 26 at 9:00 am EST
Detention! Detention! Detention! Plus Hot Topics & FOIA

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will address detention issues, including detainers, navigating release, best practices, challenging custody, bond hearings, transfers, national detention landscape changes and transition, Habeas and FOIA. 

Speakers: Raymond Bolourtchi, Kevin A. Gregg and Krystin Montersil.

Fri, Feb 26 at 10:30 am EST
Removability is Criminal! - COV, CSA, Agg. Fels, CIMTs & Hot Topics

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will explore how to win motions to dismiss using the categorical approach and survive the realistic probability test; how to argue mismatched controlled substance schedules, drug definitions, and aggravated felony “trafficking;” crimes of violence after Dimaya: assaults and their miscellaneous aggravations; and aggravated felony and CIMT updates.

Speakers: Andrea Crumrine, Dan Kesselbrenner, Mary Kramer, Jeremy McKinney and Isaac Wheeler.

Fri, Feb 26 at 1:00 pm EST
Removability is Criminal! II - Contesting Removability & Hot Topics

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will tackle challenging the Notice to Appear ("NTA") and Record of Deportable/Inadmissible Alien (Form I-213); recurring defense scenarios; categorical approach; motion to terminate proceedings.

Speakers: Victor D. Nieblas Pradis, Trisha Pasdach and Michael Vastine.

Fri, Feb 26 at 2:30 pm EST
BIA & Federal Court Litigation Update

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will discuss the use immigration litigation to resolve Trumpian policy; the invalidity of Chad Wolf's appointment; IV and NIV bans; OPT Stem program; asylum challenges; public charge; and adjustment of status for TPS holders.

Speakers: Jesse Matthew Bless, Ira Kurzban and Kate Melloy Goettel.

Intermediate/Advance Track Two

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Fri, Feb 26 at 9:00 am EST
DOL Updates

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will present updates on the Department of Labor, including: Labor Certification (PERM) in COVID times, new audit templates, remote work, new wage rule and case strategy, important BALCA cases, and PERM and Discrimination against U.S. worker (the Facebook case).

Speakers: Solimar Santos, William A. Stock and Tasneem Zaman.

Fri, Feb 26 at 10:30 am EST
B-1/ESTA for Business Visitors

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will tackle the use of B-1 visas in lieu of H-1Bs, including: viable alternatives, installing/training, what's allowed and what crossed the line, and domestic employees. 

Speakers: Ally Bolour, Carem Corvaia and Ramon E. Curiel.

Fri, Feb 26 at 1:00 pm EST
Ask the Business Immigration Experts!

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will open with remarks about local and national trends in the representation of business immigrant applicants and proceed to an interactive panel discussion where audience members ask questions in a Zoom format Q&A.
Please note some questions may not be able to be responded to during the panel.

Speakers: Jack Finkelman, Kari Ann Fonte, Olivia Serene Lee and Tammy Fox-Isicoff.

Fri, Feb 26 at 2:30 pm EST
Building your Record: How to Win on Discretion!

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will discuss cases on discretion, practice pointers, "death to asylum" regulations, and hopes for the future.

Speakers: Linda Osberg, Helen Parsonage and Honorable Denise Slavin.

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Fri, Feb 26 at 4:00 pm EST
Where are We with Motions, What's Left, and Where are We Going?

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will address the current status of motions, including: continuances post-LABR; administrative closures; new vs. old evidence; reopening, reconsidering, preparing for Circuit appeal; raising factual and other unpopular issues; and state court issues, modifying judgments and sentences, full faith and credit.

Speakers: Sui Chung and Michael Sharma-Crawford.

Fri, Feb 26 at 5:30 pm EST
Bonus Practice Management Panel

Watch Session
Overview

This panel will explain on how to deliver great legal services to clients despite the times we're living in, including: virtual networking alternatives; setting boundaries, priorities, and balance when everything is at home; importance of social media to reputation and client communication; and reflection on the pandemic.

Speakers: Charity Anastasio, Michael A. Harris and Greg Siskind.