Unlocking EB-1A Success: Strategic Filing Approaches and Best Practices

Unlocking EB-1A Success: Strategic Filing Approaches and Best Practices

Unlocking EB-1A Success: Strategic Filing Approaches and Best Practices (Live Seminar & Recording)
05/14/2024 02:00 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET
Unlocking EB-1A Success: Strategic Filing Approaches and Best Practices (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 05/14/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

As H-1Bs become oversubscribed and the perils of frequent consular visits raise anxiety levels of nonimmigrants and their employers, the volume of EB-1A filings has reached an all-time high. Recent reports from USCIS indicate that an individual premium processing officer receives up to 120 cases per week, meaning they likely have 20 minutes (or less) per petition. Given these time constraints, it is much easier for officers to issue an RFE than an approval. Expert panelists will discuss how attorneys can overcome these challenges to unlock EB-1A success while also ensuring that the timing is favorable for the client.

Featured Topics:

  • “To O-1, or not to O-1”: The challenge of going straight to EB-1A without time in O-1 status, and tips for timing the EB-1A filing perfectly
  • Case preparation strategies: Is it ever beneficial to hold back evidence in anticipation of an RFE? When should clients consider self-petitioning vs. employer petitioning?
  • The “wow” factor: How to “sell” client merits to the adjudicator and structure the filing to convince them quickly and efficiently
  • Is premium processing worth the fees and RFE risk?
  • The second decade of Kazarian: current status of litigation
    • Is the decision invincible?

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Flavia S. Lloyd (DL), Newport Beach, CA

Maurice (Mo) H. Goldman, AILA USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee, Tucson, AZ

Maurice H. Goldman works in Tucson, Arizona at Goldman & Goldman, P.C. He holds a JD/MBA from Hofstra University. He graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in journalism. His law practice is focused only on immigration-related matters including employment-based, family-based, asylum, removal defense and other humanitarian-based immigration issues. Mr. Goldman has served on multiple national American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) committees. He previously served as the AILA Arizona chapter chair. He was previously a trustee to the American Immigration Council (AIC) and sat on the boards of the ASISTA, Border Action Network and Immigrants List.

Sara M. Mailander, AILA Ethics Committee, Boston, MA

David Estrella, Coral Gables, FL

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.