Staying Inside the Lines: Legal Ethics in Immigration Law

Legal Ethics, Competence, and Elimination of Bias for Immigration Practitioners Co-presented by the LACBA Immigration Law Section and the Southern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
Program Description:
Please join us for this informative program, specifically designed to address issues faced by immigration practitioners.  This seminar will be participatory, interesting and packed with information, including an overview of rules, cases, and strategies to help you identify potential issues before they become problems. The objective is to enhance participants’ ethics knowledge, and teach specific strategies to avoid mistakes in our increasingly complex field.

Co-presented by the LACBA Immigration Section and the Southern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association


Zealous Advocacy in Court and the Interview Room:  Is It Still Safe?

Helen A. Sklar, Esq. of Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
Jesse Lloyd, Esq. of Bean + Lloyd LLP

Conflicts of Interest in Immigration Practice with a Focus on Affidavits of Support
James I. Ham, Esq. of Law Office of James I. Ham, A Professional Corporation
Charles Wheeler, Esq., Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Safekeeping of Client Funds:  Preparing for Changes Ahead
Carole Buckner, Esq., Partner and General Counsel, Procopio

Registration & Breakfast:
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Los Angeles County Bar Association
1055 W. 7th St., Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

This seminar qualifies for 4.0 hours of MCLE credit including:
2 hours of Ethics (9 am - 11am)
1 hour of Elimination of Bias (11 am - 12 noon) - speaker to be announced
1 hour of Competence (1 pm - 2 pm) – Victor Narro, Esq., Project Director, UCLA Labor Center, Professor, Labor and Workplace Studies Program at UCLA

 CLE+ Members  $120
 Immigration Law Section Members   $215 
 LACBA Members   $240 
 All Others  $290
 Government/Nonprofit Attorneys  $75 
 Students  $120 
 AILA Members  $240 
5/19/2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Los Angeles County Bar Association 1055 W. 7th St. Suite 2700 Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM

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