|Live Event Date: 02/29/2024
In an ever-evolving landscape of immigration law and regulations, where states are regularly updating requirements that impact foreign physicians and medical students, understanding the nuances of the J-1 two-year home residency requirement for physicians is crucial for immigration lawyers working in this specialized field. During this intermediate seminar, gain in-depth knowledge, discover intricate strategies, and learn the shortcuts for guiding physicians through the process of fulfilling this requirement and embarking on their careers in the United States.
- Intricacies of the J-1 visa, its significance in medical residency, and the critical two-year home residency rule
- J-1 waiver prerequisites
- Understanding and navigating the legal framework of licensing and credentialing for foreign medical graduates
- Facilitating seamless transitions for physician clients and their employers
- Developing strategies for the various pathways, from government agencies to healthcare institutions
- Waiver-free alternatives: O-1s and H-1Bs for Canadians
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Adam S. Cohen (DL), AILA USCIS Case Assistance Committee, Memphis, TN
Adam S. Cohen is a partner with Siskind Susser. He currently serves as Business Subcommittee Chair of the AILA USCIS Case Assistance Committee and was a formerly Vice Chair of the AILA Media Advocacy Committee. He has also served on multiple committees within NAFSA: Association of International Educators and is the author of the publication, The Academic Immigration Handbook. Mr. Cohen received his JD from the University of Florida (2008).
Alison P. Hitz, San Francisco, CA
Alison P. Hitz is a Member in the Immigration Business Unit at Clark Hill LLP. She is a past chair of the AILA DC Chapter Pro Bono Committee and member of the AILA DC Chapter Conference Committee. She is an active contributor to the International Medical Graduate Task Force. Ms. Hitz received her JD from the George Washington University Law School (2011) and BA from UCLA (2006).
Liya Green, Washington, D.C.
Liya Green is a Senior Counsel with Quarles & Brady LLP. She provides immigration counsel to clients in various industries, including the technology, medical, biopharmaceutical, and engineering sectors. She is a member of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce and served as a Committee Member for the 2023 AILA DC Fall conference. Ms. Green received her JD from the Washington College of Law at American University (2014).
Benjamin T. Kurten, Milwaukee, WI
Benjamin T. Kurten chairs Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.’s Immigration Law Group and is a shareholder in the firm’s Labor and Employment and International Practices. He has over 24 years of immigration law experience and represents both large and small clients across the country in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, technology, professional services, consumer goods, and agriculture. Mr. Kurten received his JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law (1997).