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Ethical Considerations for Business Immigration Practitioners

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Produced on December 14, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Ethics Immigration

Course Description

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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Ruby Li


Ruby handles all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship and immigration support for corporate restructuring. She also assists clients with family-based immigration matters, consular processing, re-entry permits and naturalization. Ruby also has experience in the U.S. EB-5 Investor Category.

Tao Li


Tao practices U.S. immigration and nationality law, concentrating in employment-based immigration. She advises global companies and foreign nationals on nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, PERM labor certification process, employment and family-based adjustment of status petitions and naturalization. She has worked with clients in the technology, finance, arts, athletics and fashion industries. Tao also advises on humanitarian forms of immigration relief such as Asylum, VAWA, DACA, T Visa and SIJS.


Lauren B.

Helpful and interesting information! Both presenters were great.

Erin B.

Nice presentation!

Carol M.

Surprisingly entertaining. Both presenters very knowledgeable.

Andrew C.

Well structured and thought out. The hypotheticals were very useful and the elicited questions shed light on practical problems.

Ewa N.

Excellent faculties!

john b.

very well presented, thank you

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