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Focus: I-9/E-Verify For Experts is proud to announce our latest seminar series, "I-9/E-Verify For Experts". The Discussion Leader will be Dawn Lurie and other speakers include Kevin Lashus, Julie Myers Wood, and more to be announced soon. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on January 30, 2014 - There's nothing like an ICE inspection to make a cold winter colder

  • The ICE Audit
    • Notice of Inspection
    • Notice of Technical Violations
    • Notice of Discrepancies
    • Notice of Suspect Documents
  • And then what?
    • Statute of Limitation Issues
  • Where to focus your energies during the Audit
  • Negotiations
  • The Notice of Intent to Fine
    • Preservation of rights
    • Errors anyone?
  • Negotiations (not a typo)

SECOND Phone Session on February 20, 2014 - Electronic I-9s Systems, Form I-9 Software - the devil's in the details

  • I-9 software vs. traditional paper system: to buy or not to buy?
  • Regulations, smegulations...
  • Hybrid systems: the best of both worlds?
  • Best practices to make the most of an electronic verification system
  • E-Verify- Integration
  • Auditing in the system-simple or a nightmare?
  • The future of Electronic Verification Systems

THIRD Phone Session on March 13, 2014 - Yes Virginia, ICE is still active in worksite enforcement...

  • What's a substantive I-9 error these days?
  • Civil money penalties, breaking the bank or worth the risk?
  • Criminal Indictments - what does it take to make one stick?
  • SOX, RICO, and other acronyms
  • Egregarious violators, debarments, an urban myth?

Can't make it to one of the sessions? Don't worry! We will send you a CD with the recording. The deadline to register for the first session is Tuesday, January 28th at 11:59pm.

For additional information including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
New York, NY - Downtown immigration (business and family) firm is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant. Will assist in drafting applications and petitions, perform research, and proofread documents. Ideal candidate will have strong writing, verbal, and organizational skills. 1+ years of experience and bachelor's degree preferred. Ability to handle multiple cases. Bilingual a plus. Email your resume and writing sample to See

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock, and Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm has an opening for a paralegal. Required 5+ years of experience including all aspects of PERM applications. Experience with J-1 waivers and petitions for universities, hospitals, and research organizations preferred. Ideal candidates should have strong verbal, written, and organizational skills, be able to handle busy caseload, and have a Bachelor's Degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume, a copy of your college transcript, and a brief writing sample to Information about the firm can be found at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Boston, MA - The Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, has an immediate opening for two paralegals. These positions will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a primary contact to numerous prominent clients. Ideal candidate will be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Junior Level applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and 1+ years of immigration experience. Senior Level applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. See

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ComingNGoings: Dawn Lurie, Team Move to Polsinelli
Polsinelli is proud to announce that Dawn M. Lurie and her team has joined the firm. Ms. Lurie has over 23 years of experience in immigration law, focusing on all aspects of Form I-9 and E-Verify Compliance and EB-5 areas. Her core practice includes managing business immigration matters and providing immigration counsel to address the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/traders, artists/entertainers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees, and students.

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