AILA Ohio and The Cincinnati Bar Association are proud to announce an unique CLE opportunity ……
AILA OHIO in Conjunction with the Cincinnati Bar Association Immigration Committee ( Chairman Matthew Wagner) will be hosting Ohio's only business ligation seminar.
When: January 23, 2019. 3-5pm.
Where: Cincinnati Bar Association
225 E 6th Street, 5th Floor, Cincinnati Ohio 45202
The Cost is Free. CLE credit is still pending , but I know all of us can use this knowledge in our practice
We are planning on 2 GREAT speakers, Bradley Banias of Charleston SC and our own guru Rob Cohen!
Rob Cohen The Best Lawyers in America®. in the areas of Immigration Law every year since 1997, and was most recently named Best Lawyers® 2015 Columbus, Ohio Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year." In June 2013, Rob received the Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in immigration litigation for his representation of the plaintiff in Residential Finance Corp. vs. USCIS, an important decision addressing the requirements of the H-1B visa from the Southern District of Ohio.
Bradley B. Banias is equal parts civil litigator and immigration attorney. Mr. Banias sharpened his litigation skills as a trial attorney for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. As an OIL Office of Immigration Litigation trial attorney, he traveled throughout the United States litigating individual and class action cases from their beginnings in federal district court to their ends in federal circuit courts and the United States Supreme Court.
While litigating on behalf of the United States, Mr. Banias' practice focused exclusively on immigration law. He litigated cases arising in federal district court related to: naturalization and citizenship denials; denaturalization; business, family, and investor visas (EB-5); delayed adjudication; condition and length of detention; consular adjudication; and national security policies. This unique experience taught Banias how to use federal courts to help acquire immigration benefits from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.
We could not have Better speakers for this event!
This CLE is a directive from AILA national to "SUE THE BASTARDS" ( I believe Jim Orlow, AILA emeritus in the sky, was famous for yelling the phrase at AILA conventions)
AILA members are experiencing unprecedented denials of employment-based petitions and other applications for immigration benefits by USCIS. The AILA Administrative Litigation Task Force (ALTF) is tasked with identifying legal issues in benefits adjudications that are ripe and appropriate for federal court challenge, and to help AILA members develop the confidence and skills to challenge unlawful denials of immigration benefits requests in federal court. Members of the ALTF are available to visit AILA chapters and conduct a 2-hour basic district court litigation training. The focus of the training is on Administrative Procedure Act (APA) claims, with a brief overview of mandamus actions. This training is not intended to replace more in-depth litigation training courses offered by AILA but will provide a foundation for AILA members with little or no litigation experience to (a) prepare cases with an eye toward litigation; (2) develop talking points and strategies to encourage clients to litigate cases that are unlawfully denied; and (3) start building district court litigation as a regular component of their law practice. Experienced litigators are also encouraged to attend and offer their insights and expertise in this interactive session!
So whether you are a business practitioner or a litigator.. you will surely learn a lot and don't take these "BS" H-1b, L-1 denials lying down.
"Sue the Bastards" will be the unofficial title of the seminar , but we are unlikely to tell the Ohio Supreme Court that title. If interested in attending , please let me know . Even Cleveland attorneys are welcome :)