What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law

        
  
     
Legal Area:        Immigration Family Criminal Civil Litigation Trial International
Total Credit Hours:        1.25
Ethics Credit Included:        0.50
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        12/31/2022
Information:        LAST CHANCE $10
  

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Immigration laws are intertwined with many other areas of the law including criminal, family, employment, and business. Immigration law is vast and complex, and it’s important for lawyers to have a basic understanding of key issues that may affect clients in their daily practice. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on October 30, 2020.



Some of the subjects for this course include:


  • Overview of the U.S. immigration system and current trends in Immigration Law

  • Nonimmigrant (temporary) vs. Immigrant (permanent/green card) Visas

  • Issues of discrimination, abuse, domestic violence, and crimes to which immigrants may become victims

  • Why are immigrants put into removal proceedings?

  • What rights do immigrants have while in the United States?

  • Naturalization and Citizenship

  • What should employers know when hiring immigrants?

  • Ethical issues to consider when representing immigrant clients



  • Speaker:  Pegah Rahgozar, Rahgozar Law Firm, PLLC.  During her time at the University of Houston Law Center, Ms. Rahgozar was a member of the Joseph A. Vail Immigration Clinic where she represented clients in many complex cases in the area of Defensive Asylum and Cancellation of Removal before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).  More information may be found on her firm's website.




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    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.


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