Now more than ever, immigration is one of the most complex and challenging practice areas with regard to both the substantive law and the ethics rules. This presentation, delivered by ethics and immigration practitioner Kenneth Craig Dobson, will address some of the common ethics issues for immigration lawyers within the broader context of the philosophy of lawyering. Additionally, it will address the foundational issue of determining which rules apply.
Review the applicable rules of professional conduct for immigration practitioners
Examine how the philosophy of lawyering applies to ethical issues that arise in immigration practice
Discuss best practices to follow in regards to client communication, supervision, jurisdiction, confidentiality, meritorious claims, and fees
Kenneth Craig Dobson is owner of Dobson Law LLC where he practices both immigration and ethics law. He has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Furman University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New England School of Law. During law school, he received CALI awards in both the Law and Ethics of Lawyering and International Business Transactions and served as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law.
He previously served as UPL Liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Georgia-Alabama Chapter and was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve as Chairperson of the District 1 UPL Committee for the State Bar of Georgia from 2014 to 2017. He is currently Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Ethics Committee and also a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility’s Cross-Border Practice Subcommittee, which is currently working on proposed amendments to current ABA multijurisdictional practice rules. Additionally, he is a member of New York City Bar Association’s Mindfulness & Wellbeing Committee in Law Committee. In October 2017, he became one of the first National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coaches.