Changing the Bench: A New Narrative on Lozada and Bar Complaints

Changing the Bench: A New Narrative on Lozada and Bar Complaints

Release Date: 10/03/2022
Recording Available 7-14 Days After Event Date
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

Part of our Changing the Bench series, this roundtable aims to assist the removal defense bar and help prepare AILA members for future government service.

The impact and effects of Lozada bar complaints are punitive, and not about the merits of a motion to reopen. The facilitators of this roundtable will make the case for reframing the narrative around Lozada to emphasize unity: that we, as the removal defense bar, must stand together. Discussion will cover:

  • Lozada Standards: Circuit Court Distinctions, Comparison within Other Areas of Law
  • Asking Why: Impact of the Bar Complaint Process on the Removal Defense Bar and Unequal Treatment Between the Defense Bar and OPLA
  • Framing and Resisting in Motions Practice before the Immigration Court

This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.

Rekha Sharma Crawford, AILA Board of Governors, Kansas City, MO

Kevin Bank, AILA Ethics Committee, Seattle, WA

Susan Girardo Roy, EOIR Liaison Committee/Distance Learning Committee, Princeton Junction, NJ

Ana Pottratz Acosta, St. Paul, MN

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.