Murthy Attorneys Speak at 2017 Annual AILA Conference22 Jun 2017
The 2017 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference on Immigration Law is under way this week in New Orleans – despite the sporadic downpours courtesy of Tropical Storm Cindy – drawing hundreds of immigration lawyers from across the country. Speakers at the conference this year include Murthy Law Firm founder and president Sheela Murthy and supervising attorney and firm member Pamela Genise.
Pam will be giving a lecture on audits and supervised recruitment in the PERM labor certification (LC) process. The LC process is designed to protect the U.S. workforce by ensuring that there are no qualified U.S. workers willing to fill a particular permanent position before allowing it to be given to a foreign national worker. This area of immigration law has taken on more significance since President Trump took office and vowed to adopt an “America First” policy. Pam’s extensive experience in the labor certification and auditing process has left her with a wealth of knowledge to share with her colleagues.
Sheela will be addressing her colleagues on law practice management. With more than 20 years’ experience growing and leading the Murthy Law Firm, she is considered a preeminent expert on the challenges of managing a legal practice. And while Sheela’s hard work, dedication, and extensive immigration knowledge have been important factors in growing her practice, she is quick to point out that her ability to attract and retain top talent has been at the root of the Murthy Law Firm’s success. Sheela surrounds herself with the best and brightest, and provides her team with the tools necessary to thrive. She’s thrilled to now be able to pass along the lessons she’s learned over the years to other lawyers in the industry.
For decades the Murthy Law Firm and the MurthyNAYAK Foundation have been major sponsors of a special gala of the American Immigration Council, the nonprofit arm of AILA, celebrating the contributions of talented and gifted immigrants to the United States. Held annually during the national conference, Sheela will be speaking at the Council gala on Friday evening in New Orleans, where the Immigrant Achievement Award, Stephen K. Fischel Distinguished Public Service Award, and Immigrant Youth Achievement Award will be presented.
The Trump Administration has ushered in a new age of change and uncertainty in the legal immigration field. Attorneys need the camaraderie, fellowship, and educational opportunities offered by the annual AILA conference now more than ever so they fight to keep the American dream alive.
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