On Demand

Ethical Considerations for Business Immigration Practitioners

1h 15m

Created on December 14, 2019




Immigration practitioners are frequently confronted with a wide scope of ethical issues. This course, presented by Ruby Li and Tao Li from Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP, reviews the practical considerations of ethical business immigration issues which may arise in every day practice. Specifically, this course covers general practice considerations, dual representation and conflicts, confidentiality, and unauthorized practice of law. The course will also include hypothetical exercises which mirror issues that practitioners frequently confront. Additionally, this course will cover best practices on how to avoid and resolve ethical conflicts in the business immigration context. Finally, the course will cover potential repercussions of ethical violations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the sources of rules for attorneys and non-attorney paralegal and support staff
  2. Analyze Dual Representation and Conflicts Issues
  3. Avoid unauthorized Practice of Law by non-attorney paralegal and support staff
  4. Maintain confidentiality with immigration clients in complex situations
  5. Observe best practices and avoid repercussions for unethical behavior

This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2019 Bridge the Gap event.   

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