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Focus: The Consular Posts Book
ILW.com is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book, you can place a pre-publication edition for $199. The current edition can be purchased here for $199.

The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors are: Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
Chapter 1: Argentina
Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford

Chapter 2: Armenia
Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter

Chapter 3: Australia
Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug

Chapter 4: Brazil
Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost

Chapter 5: Canada
Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo

Chapter 6: China
Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong
Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee
Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen

Chapter 7: Colombia
Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla

Chapter 8: France
Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce

Chapter 9: Germany
Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath
Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke

Chapter 10: Haiti
Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour

Chapter 11: India
Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel
Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani
Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones
New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani

Chapter 12: Jamaica
Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson

Chapter 13: Nigeria
Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe

Chapter 14: Philippines
Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon

Chapter 15: Taiwan
Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez

Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson

Chapter 17: United Kingdom
London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon

Chapter 18: Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis

PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice

Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts

Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul

Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM

Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.

For additional information, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm
By Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.pdf

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, D.C. - Steptoe and Johnson, LLP. is seeking an immigration paralegal to provide support to the Immigration Practice Group in preparation and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Duties include assisting in tasks such as: preparing routine correspondence, researching immigration law, and procedures and case management. Paralegal will play a significant role in gathering information from clients and assisting with immigration strategies; collecting information and documentation from clients, preparing draft filings to relevant federal and state agencies, conducting research of immigration law and procedures, and preparing draft correspondences and memoranda also part of duties. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of immigration paralegal experience preparing non-immigrant (e.g. H-1B, L-1, E-2, O-1) and immigrant (PERM and EB-1) filings. Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills needed. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on ability to work with a team required; strong skills in working on multiple projects, flexibility for overtime also preferred. BS/BA degree required, paralegal certificate a plus. Some lifting required up to 20 lbs. Hours 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday, with overtime as required. EEO m/f/v/d. Please send resumes to careers@steptoe.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boston, MA - Fragomen, the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration is seeking an Associate Attorney. Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen, & Loewy has over 250 attorneys and 800 legal professionals and has represented a broad range of companies, organizations, and emerging businesses, working with clients to facilitates the hiring and transfer of employees worldwide. Ideal candidate will have 4+ years of corporate immigration experience, including strong PERM experience, as well as experience in a full range of non-immigrant categories. Excellent communication and writing skills, the ability to provide exceptional client service and demonstrate analystical and problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment is required. The Associate will be responsible for managing a broad, high-volume case load, providing advice to in-house immigration department personnel and foreign national employees. The Associate will also advise immigration best practices with regard to compliance issues including I-9s, LCAs, and E-Verify participation. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to bostoncareers@fragomen.com. Alternatively, applicants may apply online by visiting here.

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