Litigating Your Way Out of Delay

Litigating Your Way Out of Delay

Litigating Your Way Out of Delay (Live Seminar & Recording)
04/16/2024 02:00 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET
Litigating Your Way Out of Delay (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 04/16/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Have you been waiting years for a case decision? Has nothing happened? Have you received no response to emails, letters, and/or congressional intervention? There are remedies! Our panel of experts will outline alternatives, discuss strategies, and share successful results.

Featured Topics:

  • Recent trends with mandamus and “unreasonable delay:” What length of time is “unreasonable?”
  • Delays at USCIS: asylum, naturalization, family, or employment petitions
  • Delays at DOS: pre-interview delays vs. administrative processing
  • How detailed should the complaint be?
  • Where should I file the complaint? What if I am not licensed in a particular court?

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David L. Cleveland (DL), Washington, D.C.

David L. Cleveland is a solo practitioner in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and was an Instructor in Comparative Law at a university in Indonesia. He has obtained asylum or withholding of removal for people from 48 countries, and was Chair of the AILA Asylum Committee, 2004-2005. He is a pro bono counsel for the Louise Trauma Center LLC.

Brian S. Green, AILA Benefits Litigation Committee Vice Chair/Amicus Committee, Littleton, CO

Brian S. Green is a solo practitioner who focuses on bringing federal court challenges to immigration and visa denials and delays, nationwide. Brian is admitted to practice before thirty (30) U.S. district courts. He is the Vice Chair of AILA’s Benefits Litigation Committee and frequently writes and speaks on federal litigation topics. Brian is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law.

Namgiao Do, Irvine, CA

Nam-Giao Do is an associate attorney in the Irvine office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. She is well-versed in immigration litigation, having successfully filed mandamus actions in federal district courts across the country to compel decisions on long-pending cases. Ms. Do earned her BA, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles (2010) and her JD from Boston University School of Law (2014).

Leslie K. Dellon, Senior Attorney, American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C.

Leslie K. Dellon is the Senior Attorney (Business Immigration) at the American Immigration Council, where she works to change agency practices that impede the intended use of employment-based visa categories. She encourages business immigration lawyers to consider litigation as another tool to serve their clients, engages in impact litigation, and represents amici curiae before courts and agencies. She is a past AILA DC Chapter chair and has served on AILA National and DC Chapter committees.

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.