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Immigration issues often directly impact family and matrimonial law practitioners. These issues can be problematic at both the pre- and post-marriage junctures. In this program, attorney Stuart Reich provides a 2015 update to his previous course.
Here, Mr. Reich will discuss situations where family law and immigration law interplay and certain issues that may influence how a family lawyer would advise a client, including both a US citizen spouse and a foreign national spouse. Mr. Reich also presents timing issues concerning both family law proceedings and immigration status, discussing how these issues should affect the advice given by the attorney.
I. Recognize pre-marriage immigration considerations
II. Spot post-marriage considerations
III. Comprehend how to handle the immigration case and process
IV. Grasp the financial ramifications of the Affidavit of Support and the longevity of financial support responsibility
V. Understand the meaning of "permanent residence" and its importance
VI. Approach separation and divorce issues through the lens of a foreign national spouse’s immigration status
VII. Identify immigration issues in situations involving children
This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit
Stuart Reich is a frequent speaker on immigration topics to legal professional associations, civic groups, and private concerns. He has guest lectured on immigration issues at New York Law School and Benjamin Cardozo Law School as well as at various immigration conferences, and he is actively involved in various immigration organizations and causes. Mr. Reich serves currently as the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association and as Chair of the Department of Labor Subcommittee of the New York County Law Association's Immigration Committee.
Mr. Reich is a 1991 graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and a 1994 graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Admitted in the states of New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania and Federally to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Mr. Reich is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He has been practicing since 1995, having learned under the guidance of some of the most respected names in the field.
Mr. Reich has assisted individuals from virtually all fields and in a wide array of situations, with an emphasis on technologists and those working in the sciences and health fields. Mr. Reich was raised to be aware of the privilege of living in the U.S. and the hard work that is often required to win that privilege. He brings this understanding to the practice of immigration law.
new to immigration law was very helpful
Presenter was very knowledgeable in technical, complex subject area.
Couldn't be more "knowledgeable" . . . very well presented
Very technical and if you find yourself in this area or with this situation, you need a good immigration attorney to help you who also has family law experience.
This was an excellent course. The instructor has very good insights into key practical matters.
VERY INFORMATIVE PROGRAM. THANK YOU.!
Very good information and explanations.
This is clearly a complicated area of law, but this program helped me to spot troublesome issues in my cases.
Recommended for folks with more than basic knowledge of immigration law.
A very interesting subject
one of the best overviews of family based immigration I have watched.
The instructor was very informative.
The presenter was very knowledgeable and presented a complex and presented a complex subject matter fairly quickly. I was glad to be able to download the presentation for further study.
Excellent program, both in content and delivery.
Extremely good. Wish it went into more depth.
The lecturer was very effective in bringing out how the various changes in marital status may affect immigration status
Excellent instructor, held my interest. Very clear materials.
Honestly, it was a really interesting CLE! Please give the teacher my compliments...I learned a lot!
very good presintation
Excellent choice for the fsmily law practitioner. Not overly technical in a highly complicated area of practice.
Thank you for the powerpoint presentation!
Excellent presenter and able to really convey the law. I'd take the course again; great job!
Thorough and knowledgeable
New topic for me
Enjoyed this presentation very much.
Outside of my area of expertise but extremely informative.
Speaker was effective in making the technical information understandable. Beware the ongoing Affidavit-of-Support obligation!
Cannot find a better speaker. He is great!
an effective program.
He did a great job outlining obstacles (namely petition to support). But he also provided practical solutions. He knows his subject area (would like to hear on employment and immigration).
good practical explanation of otherwise confusing subject matter.
Very clearly explained!
My first Lawline course, looking forward to more.
Useful info for general practitioners as well as family law attorneys, who don't usually know much about immigration and otherwise might not refer client to specialist in time to meet various immigration deadlines
Excellent informative course.
Very good slides.
I appreciated the common sense advice as well as the legal instruction!
excellent, on point presentation
This is an excellent course to give you what you must know about this area of immigration law.
Mr. Reich projected superior knowledge in this area of the law. very nice style to his presentation
I will be looking for more programs with this speaker. He was easy to follow and very informative
Interesting talk and relevant to our times.
Helpful basic immigration overview.