Ethical Issues in Immigration Law Webinar

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May 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Who is your client in a family- based immigration case – the petitioner or beneficiary?  What if the case includes a joint sponsor filing an affidavit of support?  What do you do in a marriage -based case when one party informs you they are now separated because of the abusive behavior of the other? Or if one spouse wants you to keep information from the other and/or from USCIS? This webinar will focus on ethical issues in the practice of immigration law.  Topics covered will include the sources of legal ethics rules and to whom they apply, the most important ethics rules including duty of confidentiality, conflict of interest, and rules on communication and competence.  We will also examine the overlap of these rules with the Professional Rules of Conduct for Practitioners found in the immigration regulations which apply to attorneys and accredited representatives alike.  The presenters for the webinar are CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Sarah Bronstein.  For questions about the webinar please contact Kristina Karpinski at

Registration: This training is open to Legal Assistance for Victims, Rural Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence and Stalking grantees and partners, as well as recipients of the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP) sub grantees and Culturally Specific Services Program grantees. The grantees referenced above will have priority for the training.  If OVW Technical Assistance providers and other OVW grantees are interested in participating, they will be admitted if space is available. For registration information contact Silvana Arista at or at (301) 565-4827. Please note that we need the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant.  On the registration form, please provide us the name and email address of the individual who will be taking the webinar.