Ethics for the Immigration Law Practitioner

(505 Ratings)

Produced on: August 30, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Dual representation is common in immigration matters, both in family-based cases (including removal proceedings with family-based relief from removal) and employment-based cases. But what happens when conflicts arise, as they inevitably do between family members and employers/employees? This course discusses how these conflicts arise, and the ethics rules that govern the attorney's response. We will learn how to prepare in advance for conflicts, approaches to resolving conflicts, and when and how to withdraw from representation. The course also defines the tribunal in the immigration context, and examines the attorney's ethical obligations to the tribunal when withdrawing from representation.

The course is presented by Julie Kruger, Esq., an immigration attorney who devotes her practice to family-based immigration cases, deportation and removal cases, appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and other Courts, immigrant and non-immigrant waivers of inadmissibility, and other complex immigration matters. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Develop an understanding of the attorney client relationship in the immigration context, focusing on dual representation
  2. Learn how to prepare for conflicts between clients in a dual representation case
  3. Explore four approaches to resolving conflicts in a dual representation case
  4. Assess when to withdraw from representation, and best practices of doing so
  5. Review the duties to the tribunal when withdrawing from representation


Julie Kruger

Richards & Kruger

Julie Kruger, Esq. offers personalized immigration law representation for couples, families, and clients faced with the overwhelming U.S. Immigration Court system and the Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States. When you choose Ms. Kruger, you will have an attorney who has dedicated her practice to immigration law, family-based immigration law, persons who face removal from the United States, persons appealing a decision of an Immigration Judge ordering them removed from the United States, or persons wishing to reopen an order of removal from the Immigration Court.

Ms. Kruger will explore all avenues of relief from removal with you to determine if any apply to you, including asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, and other forms of relief.

Ms. Kruger also assists persons in all aspects of immigration law who are or may be inadmissible to the United States, for such reasons as prior immigration violations, criminal convictions, and other grounds of inadmissibility.

Ms. Kruger represents clients in all U.S. Immigration Courts, and clients with inadmissibility issues from across the United States and around the world. With offices conveniently located by the Canadian border, Ms. Kruger can provide immediate assistance to those persons who encounter difficulties trying to enter the United States.

Prior to becoming an attorney Ms. Kruger worked extensively in government and politics prior to attending law school, playing a part in various local and state political campaigns. It was in Canisius College where Kruger received her Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated Cum Laude. She earned her Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude, at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Ms. Kruger also spent a semester at Spain’s University of Oviedo.

Kruger is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Erie County Bar Association. She also authored the article entitled “Empowering Victims, Opening Borders: Preventing Human Trafficking by Adjusting Immigration Laws to Accommodate the Supply and Demand of Migrant Workers”.


Mark H.

very good

Richard R.

Thank you nicely covered for immigration folks

Susan T.

Easy to listen to

Lou Ann B.

Excellent written outline.

Ruth G.

Very well organized, with concrete examples.

T. J. D.

Nicely modulated and thorough

Robert B.

Nicely oganized and clearly presented!

Holly R.

Helpful information and nice speaker. Thank you.

Jorge R.

Good overview with examples of ethical conflict situations.

Warren W.

Very well organized presentation...flowed logically.

Rose O.


Geoffrey K.

Ms. Kruger was very thorough, gave numerous examples, including many from her own practice, and was a very effective speaker.

Julie A. B.

Timely topic. Supplemental materials are a great resource.

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