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Ethics in the Practice of Immigration Law (Update)

1h 8m

Created on September 28, 2020





This new hour-long program uses hypotheticals to analyze ethical issues in the practice of U.S. immigration law with considerations of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Attorneys Lindsay A. Curcio and Randall T. Tesser discuss how to effectively represent your clients while fulfilling your ethical obligations. Topics include entities which may bring disciplinary or complaint actions; disclosing and managing dual representation in family-based and employment-based immigration law; terminating representation; and hot topics to consider in the time of the global pandemic including hearing preparation when in-person meetings are not possible; confidentiality issues when working remotely and traveling; and the importance of a succession plan for your practice. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be aware of the types of federal, state, and local entities which may bring cases or complaints against attorneys practicing immigration law and the types of responses required

  2. Recognize how to spot issues which may arise during dual representation and examine requirements for disclosure, limited representation, and ending representation

  3. Discuss the ethical preparation of clients for agency interviews and hearings when meeting in-person is limited or not feasible

  4. Review issues and best practices for the safeguarding of client personal identifying information in hard copy documentation and electronic devices

  5. Explore important considerations when developing a succession plan to include immediate help to clients with approaching agency hearings and deadlines

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