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Removal Hearings Before the EOIR Immigration Court – Part 1

Training 12: Removal Hearings Before the EOIR Immigration Court – Part 1

Defending Against Deportation Charges

In this first day of the two day training we will explore the complex legal framework of Immigration Removal Hearings before the EOIR Immigration Court. We will be researching and strategizing actual cases, as well as preparing the pleadings and assembling the supporting documents together.

8:00 am – 8:15am Welcome, Introduction and Goals

8:15 am- 9:45 am: Removal Hearings before the EOIR Immigration Court

  • Overview and Executive Summary of Immigration Court
  • Political considerations
  • Three doors approach to Immigration Court
  • Notice to Appear
  • Strategies for preparing clients at master calendar hearings – to fight or not to fight
  • Filing motions to suppress evidence in notice to appear
  • Common grounds of removability: Proof of conviction and crimes in the “three doors” approach
  • Categorical analysis of criminal convictions and how to review criminal records
  • Divisibility of criminal convictions based on criminal law statutes
  • Can the immigration judge look behind the record of conviction?
  • Expungements vs. post-conviction relief – the ways to clean up criminal records
  • Relief in Removal Hearings – the Third Door

9:45 am – 10:00 am MORNING BREAK

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Substantive and Procedural Law of the Immigration Court Practice

  • Kurzban
  • INA
  • EOIR
  • US Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Counsel
  • US ICE

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Needs Assessments, Legal Fees and Contracts

  • Legal Ethics – Model Rule 1.5: Appropriate Fees for Legal Services in Business Immigration Law
  • Lead Generation, Lead Conversion and Client Fulfillment
  • Questionnaire and Document Review

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm Preparing and Filing for Hearing on Removability in Immigration Court

  • Preparing briefs and documents
  • Assembly, filing and Attorney Cover Letter
  • Mock Hearing
  • Approvals, Denials and Appeals/Writs

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Implementing the new practice area

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Coaching/Mentoring

5:30 pm Conclusion of Program

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  • "This immigration law course was great – I got 3 days of personal instruction on the law and how to prepare everything with a ton of sample documents. I think the coaching package after the training was a huge value because he was available to meet with me online and help me issue spot and strategize new cases. My first case paid for the training."  -VBS, Attorney, Atlanta GA