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ILW.COM cordially invites immigration professionals: attorneys, paralegals, law students and others to join the ILW.COM LinkedIn group. The ILW.COM LinkedIn Group is a place for you to enhance your network with others in the field, to discuss issues of mutual interest, and to keep on the top of the latest developments in immigration law.









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Blogging: OTED Reminder Documentation Due by July 31 by Chris Musillo



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News: H.R. 2278 - Updated 06/14/2013



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Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers - San Francisco - Final Deadline


The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. The Discussion Leader will be David Hirson; Other speakers include Matt Gordon, Anu Nair, Nenad Radu, John Roth, Reid Thomas, Sam Udani, Kyle Walker, Steve Yale-Loehr, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:



Program:



  • Securities Law in EB-5

  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project

  • Structuring the Deal in Project Financing

  • Developing the 924 Application




Lunch



  • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues

  • 829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation

  • Funds Administration

  • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept

  • Finding Investors in China

  • Finding Investors Other Than China



For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see:
here.
For the fax form, see
here.


Don't delay, act today! The Final Registration Deadline is June 21st!









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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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ComingsNGoings: Law Firm Merger

Stone Grzegorek and Gonzalez, LLP announces its creation as a full-service immigration law firm effective July 1, 2013. The name partners - Lincoln Stone, Kathy Grzegorek and Josie Gonzales have agreed to merge their respective law firms, bringing together under one banner at offices in downtown Los Angeles more than 20 immigration attorneys and 50 staff in total. The law firm includes nationally-renowned experts in numerous immigration practice specialties including investors; entrepreneurs, startups and emerging businesses; employment-based immigration and PERM; universities, students, researchers and scholars; artists and entertainment; refugees and asylum; I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement; as well as immigration court proceedings.








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