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Focus: I-9 Enforcement
The deadline to register for the third and final session of the Seminar Series I-9 and E-Verify For Experts is March 12th. The Discussion Leader is Ann Allott and speakers include Sarah Duckham, Susan McConn, and Matthew Warren. The curriculum is as follows:

  • What to do to mitigate civil and criminal employer sanctions
  • Five regulatory factors that need to be considered to mitigate civil fines in audits or re-audits
  • Discussion of the Attorney/Client privilege during Form I-9 audits
  • Discuss the New Form I-9 that is to be used immediately, and by May 8, 2013 all employers will be required to use the new form.
For additional information, speaker biographies, and registration, please see:
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Downtown New York City firm is seeking a full-time, experienced, Spanish-speaking immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 1+ years of immigration experience in preparing and assembling immigration packages to be submitted to USCIS for IV processes, with I-30 Alien Relative Petitions, I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status, I-360 VAWA petitions, I-765, Employment Authorization, and I-140 Employment-Based petitions. Fluency in Spanish is essential; College degree preferred. Other qualifications include excellent writing and communication skills, proofing and reviewing applications and legal forms, ability to work independently or with supervision, ability to work well with Supervising Attorney. Punctuality and reliability are a must; references and background checks are needed. To apply, please email

CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 17-18, 2013) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the Mid-South and the nation as a whole. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14.5 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is March 31, 2013. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Falls Church, VA - March 22 - 2:00 pm - The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a meeting regarding EOIR's attorney discipline program and professional conduct rules for immigration attorneys and representatives. To RSVP for the meeting, please contact Lauren Alder Reid, Counsel for Legislative and Public Affairs at by March 18.

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