Removal Hearings Before the EOIR Immigration Court – Part 2

Removal Hearings Before the EOIR Immigration Court – Part 2

Qualifying for Residence in the US

In this second day of the two day training we will explore the complex legal framework of Immigration Removal Hearings before the EOIR Immigration Court. Bring your computer because we will be researching and strategizing actual cases, as well as preparing the pleadings and assembling the supporting documents together. You will have an opportunity to role play your new practice area to determine your level of technical and performance competency.

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
  • Immigration Court schedules and jurisdiction
  • Relief in Removal Hearings – the Third Door
      • Forms of Relief and Waivers
      • Adjustment of status
      • Waivers of Grounds of Inadmissibility and Removability
      • Cancellation of removal
      • Registry
      • Withholding of removal
      • Political asylum
      • Convention against torture
      • VAWA and U/T Visas
      • Temporary protected status/Deferred Action
      • Naturalization
      • Voluntary departure

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 – 2:00 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

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm Preparing and Filing for Individual Merits Hearing in Immigration Court

  • Questionnaire and Document Review
  • Preparing forms, 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