Murthy Law Firm Attorneys Attend AILA Conference in Boston

Legal excellence is the Murthy Law Firm’s stock in trade, and our attorneys maintain that exacting standard through continuing education, a never-ending process. To that end, three MLF attorneys are attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s 2014 Annual Conference on Immigration Law, this week in Boston, Massachusetts: Adam Rosen, Ashley Barbone, and Jessica Beaver.

The annual AILA conference is always an opportunity to listen and learn from fellow practitioners, and from the high-level government officials who run our immigration system. Alejandro Mayorkas – Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, and former head of USCIS gave the keynote address at this year’s conference. At a panel on student visa programs, MLF attorneys were among the first practitioners to hear about a series of changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) that are slated to take place over the next few years. Although many of the changes will be internal, some will be designed to address external concerns that came to light in a recent GAO report. [See Changes Coming to SEVIS on MurthyDotCom (20.Jun.2014).]

Our attorneys are not just there to keep an ear to the ground; but also to teach. Ms. Barbone served as a panelist for a seminar entitled From Consultation to Contract, which discussed how to properly handle initial consultations with prospective clients. On another panel, ‘My Case Has Been Denied!’ Why This is Not the End of the Line, Mr. Rosen outlined key factors that attorneys should consider when evaluating a client’s options, post-denial, and discussed how to handle DOL denials in the context of PERM and H1B cases.

AILA is the most important – and prestigious – professional organization for immigration law practitioners in the United States, and it’s no accident that our attorneys are frequently among the speaks at the annual conference and other AILA seminars. The selection criteria AILA uses in vetting speakers for its continuing legal education conferences includes:

  • Deep practical experience and knowledge in the subject area
  • Ability to convey information, as demonstrated previously
  • Willingness to share knowledge and ideas
  • Ability to frame issues
  • Ability to think, strategize, and challenge the audience in a give-and-take format

[See Speaker Selection Criteria for CLE Conferences, American Immigration Lawyers Association.]

In other words, when choosing faculty for the continuing legal education seminars, AILA looks for leadership in law – the same thing we expect from our lawyers and staff, and the same thing we invest in, every day, through constant legal training. Why? Because we understand how high the stakes are in every immigration case: for your business, for your family, for your career, and for your future. We don’t leave anything to chance, and neither should you: hire the best – hire the firm that teaches other lawyers how it’s done!

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