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Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waivers and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Forensic Strategies for Immigration Lawyers

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Produced on November 12, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Immigration Litigation Administrative

Course Description

In this seminar, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different criteria that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the major criteria for evaluations in extreme hardship cases used by clinical experts
  2. Appreciate who best benefits from psychosocial evaluations when extreme hardship cases are present
  3. Identify the factors that trigger an extreme hardship analysis
  4. Examine the purpose and scope of the psychosocial assessment for both the client and family members
  5. Consider clinical and legal considerations permitting and integration of these two specialties

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Mark Silver

Psychiatric Social Worker

MARK S. SILVER is a lawyer and New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a doctorate in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in family therapy. He is the author of several publications, including Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome. Sixth Edition. (2017). Since 2002, Mark has worked as a consultant for law firms throughout the United States conducting psychosocial evaluations and writing formal reports in forensic and mitigation immigration and criminal cases. He has worked with thousands of clients from over forty countries on various individual, family, and mental health issues related to criminal conduct and deportation. He has also provided expert testimony in many of these cases in Immigration Court and lectures to lawyers throughout the United States on a wide range of forensic issues with case samples. He can be reached at MarkSilver1@cs.com or 917-608-1346. 


Lauren B.

Very knowledgable and great presenter! Thank you for your years of service and empathy.

Michael R.


Todd P.

Excellent presentation. Covered all the bases in a too-short time for this complicated subject.

Anderson L.

Very helpful CLE

Ify U.

Detailed and informative.

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