DC Bar Seminar Focuses On Immigration Law

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 01:00

The DC Bar Association is offering a timely review of immigration practice titled Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Immigration Law. It is being held on Thursday, September 22, at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1101 K. Street, NW in Washington, DC and begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.

Immigration practice presents a variety of ethical issues that, if not addressed properly, can result in serious sanctions against practitioners by their local bar and/or by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). This course will discuss those issues and identify sources of ethical rules, provide participants with the tools necessary to spot ethical issues that should be addressed, and share tips on how to avoid falling into situations that may harm them and their clients.

The panelists will discuss sources of ethical rules and procedures; dual representation; fraud and false statements from clients; withdrawing from representation and obligation after the conclusion of representation; and an overview of common complaints against practitioners in the DC area.

The panelists are Jennifer Barnes, Department of Justice, EOIR; Elizabeth Herman, Office of Bar Counsel; Elizabeth Quinn, Maggio & Kattar; and Saul Singer, DC Bar Legal Ethics Counsel.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for this program, visit www.dcbar.org or call (202) 626-3488.