In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to prevail in immigration court. It is extremely important to create a proper record for appeal, competently lodge appeals, and capably compose appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). This course, presented by immigration attorney Maris Liss, covers the nuts and bolts of how to appeal to the BIA, standards of review, brief-writing tips, and motions to the Board. After taking this course, you will understand the basics of BIA appeals and understand the standard and burden of proof. You will learn pro-tips for brief-writing as well.
Create a proper record for appeal
Maris J. Liss heads the appellate litigation practice at George P. Mann and Associates, a boutique immigration firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She litigates at the BIA, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal (mostly the Sixth Circuit) and in Federal District Court. Maris is a co-editor of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Immigration Litigation Toolbox, 5th Edition published in 2016. The Immigration Litigation Toolbox teaches administrative, Federal District Court, and Circuit Court litigation. She is also a contributor to AILA’s Immigration Forms Toolbox, 3rd Edition. Maris has served terms on the AILA National Amicus Committee, National Litigation Steering Committee, National Publications Committee, and Online Resources Taskforce. She is on the faculty of Lawline Online CLE and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences. Maris is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Barnard College.
Excellent and informative!
Good use of personal examples throughout presentation.
Great information, clearly knowledgeable.
Speaker was very knowledgeable.
Detailed and informative.
I recently volunteered to take a pro bono case to the BIA and found the practical tips in this course very helpful.
Lots of technical problems with viewing. Presenter, subject matter and materials were very good.
Very useful and well organized presentation. Thank you!
Thought it was really good.
Most useful CLE I've watched here
This instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject
Well informed speaker.
This was a very clear and informative program. Many thanks to the instructor.
Extremely informative speaker.
Really detailed, practical, and informative.
This person went above and beyond to prepare and provide a clear concise picture of a successful BIA appeal. Bravo.
Great overview; very practical advice.
This was excellent!
Good, thoughtful, prepared and informative presentation. Thank you.
Very helpful and easy way to get MCLE credits.
Very good CLE. Instructor was informative and engaging.
Informative presentation with a knowledgable instructor.
The mobile app functionality was very convenient.
Fascinating. Thanks for the transcript--very helpful when trying to review and summarize what one has learned.
Very informative! Thank you!
Really enjoyed the professor in this.
The young lady instructor knew when to hit on a pertinent item to the curriculum.
Speaker was excellent- her anecdotal approach woven into basic info was effective.
Great teacher thank you.
Interesting and Timely.
This was an interesting topic and an engaging presentation.