New EOIR Limited Representation Regulations Are Here: How Do They Change My Practice?

New EOIR Limited Representation Regulations Are Here: How Do They Change My Practice?

New EOIR Limited Representation Regulations Are Here: How Do They Change My Practice? (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 11/16/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. No

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has promulgated new limited scope representation rules for pro se individuals. The verdict? With these new rules, state and federal law are no longer contrary on this point, and the short answer is “you can give limited scope in limited ways.”

Featured Topics:

  • Learn the procedural nuts and bolts of the new EOIR limited-representation regulations
  • Blueprint for how this could work in your practice
  • Fee agreement and representation considerations for limited-scope clients

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Michele N. Carney (DL), AILA Ethics Committee Chair, Seattle, WA

Michele N. Carney is a partner at Carney & Marchi. She is the current chair of the AILA Ethics Committee and also serves on the Innovation and Technology Committee. Ms. Carney is also a member of the Committee of Professional Ethics and Character & Fitness boards of the Washington State Bar Association. She received her JD at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Matthew Blaisdell, AILA Ethics Committee Vice Chair, Brooklyn, NY

Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney in Brooklyn, New York, providing services in every area of immigration law. He is the former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and currently serves on its Ethics Committee. He frequently writes and presents on these topics, and he has assisted several jurisdictions at the city and state level in developing legislation to protect immigrant consumers.

Cyrus D. Mehta, AILA Ethics Committee Vice Chair, New York, NY

Cyrus D. Mehta, a graduate of Cambridge University and Columbia Law School, is the Managing Partner of Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC in New York City. He is the Vice Chair of AILA’s Ethics Committee and the Editor in Chief of the AILA Law Journal. He is also the recipient of the AILA 2018 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for advancing the practice of immigration law.

Kevin Bank, AILA Ethics Committee, Seattle, WA

Kevin Bank has a private practice focusing on legal ethics, attorney discipline, bar admissions and immigration appeals. From 1999 through 2018, he served as Disciplinary Counsel, Managing Disciplinary Counsel and Assistant General Counsel at WSBA. Kevin writes and lectures frequently on ethical issues. He is a member of the national Ethics Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He can be reached at

Glenda M. Aldana Madrid, Staff Attorney, Impact Litigation Unit, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle WA

Glenda M. Aldana Madrid is a staff attorney in the impact litigation unit of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, where she litigates civil rights cases on behalf of immigrants and also represents noncitizens before the immigration courts and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2013.

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.