September 15, 2017
ORGANIZED BY THE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL AND CO-SPONSORED BY AILA
The Council aims to demystify the process of challenging denials of business-related petitions in federal court. Panel sessions are designed to educate attorneys at all levels on how to develop a solid administrative record, address a client’s concerns about filing suit, and draft, file, and serve a complaint. Based on a case study, participants will apply what they learn during interactive sessions focused on developing a complaint, preparing to oppose a motion to dismiss, and honing arguments to prevail on summary judgment. Faculty members will provide feedback, offer practice pointers, and participate in a mock oral argument. Don’t miss this opportunity for hands-on learning in a small group led by experienced litigators!
Attendees will be required to review a case-study prior to this one-day training, and are expected to participate actively in practical exercises. To facilitate peer-to-peer and faculty/participant interaction, space for this intensive workshop is limited. Registrations, therefore, will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration period will remain open until September 8, or until all of the spaces are full, whichever occurs first.
Attorney Kludt will be a panelist on the following topics:
OVERVIEW: WHAT TYPES OF ACTIONS CAN BE FILED?
Panelists will present various litigation strategies that can be used to resolve difficult cases.
- Administrative Procedure Act (APA)
- Constitutional Claims
- Requests for Relief
INTERACTIVE: FILING MANDAMUS ACTION (PART 1)
Groups will identify what information they need from the materials to prepare the complaint, flag issues to be resolved, and develop recommendations.
Faculty will lead discussion of favorable and unfavorable factors for mandamus from the perspectives of the employer’s attorney and the government attorney.
INTERACTIVE: CROSS-MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
Groups will be divided into employer and government sides. Each will identify questions of law and what evidence in the record supports judgment in their favor.
Following small group discussions, all participants will come together to discuss legal questions, as well as strengths and weaknesses of their respective positions and supporting evidence.