Ethical Issues for Immigration Practitioners and the Intersection of Immigration and Matrimonial Law
About this Program
Immigration practitioners are often confronted with issues involving matrimonial matters that involve multiple clients such as a husband and a wife, an entire family or an employee and employer and as a result there are ethical issues special to their practice area. For instance, the DOJ and Department of Homeland Security have issued Ethical Rules applicable only to immigration attorneys. In this program, attorney Stuart Reich will discuss the many challenges that can arise when foreign nationals apply for green cards based on spousal citizenship and he reviews what both citizen and noncitizen parties need to be aware of before, during and even after these marriages. Attorneys Thomas Mason and Lisa Barclay discuss the ethical issues commonly encountered by immigration attorneys, and explain how to handle ethical issues such as representation of multiple clients, false statements and the proper handling of fixed fees. This course will provide immigration attorneys with a solid understanding of ethical issues pertaining to immigration law and the nationalization process of foreign national spouses.
Part 1: The Intersection of Immigration and Matrimonial Law
I. Common Issues for Immigration Marriages
II. Pre-marriage Considerations
III. Affidavit of Support
IV. After-Marriage Considerations
V. When Things Start to Fall Apart
Part II: Ethical Issues Commonly Faced in Immigration Law Practice
I. Which Ethics Rules Apply
II. Representation of Multiple Clients in the Same Matter
III. False or Inaccurate Representations
IV. Flat Fees
I do not practice in this area, but the course was very interesting. I like the fact there were multiple experts and that the presentation was technical.
I learned good practical advice and it answered some particular questions I had.
The first lecturer is by far the most interesting lecturer I have heard so far at lawline.com.
Fascinating look at a byzantine field
good intro about ethics issues
Good, thought-provoking coverage of ethics issues.
The scholarly dude with the glasses was an engaging speaker. Give him more work.
A rare thing... PRACTICAL ethics help. Well done.
I appreciated the very practical real world examples and the clear and accessible way both presenters conveyed their experiences and insights.
Excellent course. Great speakers and very informative. n
This course was very well designed. It flowed beautifully.
real good and interesting.
Insightful was of dealing with immigration.
Very informative program. Great presentation format
Excellent presentation which pulls some complex areas together.
Really informative session
Very nice presentation
very detailed and informative - liked the concept of 2 attorneys presenting
Touched on good points
Very helpful examples provided and the topics were covered well.
This seminar covered quite a bit of material and it was very well done!
Contained practical advice that is valuable to practitioners in matrimonial law