October 5, 2007
Challenges to Business Immigration Practice
The Fifth annual Immigration Law Conference: Challenges to Business Immigration Practice is scheduled for Friday, October 19 from 9– 4:30 p.m. with 6.25 hours of CLE credit, including 0.5 substance abuse. A joint venture between the Ohio Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer Association and the Columbus Bar Association, the event features national speakers on timely immigration business topics.
Organizer Gus M. Shihab of Shihab & Associates, along with the assistance of the AILA CLE subcommittee, has developed topics relating to business immigration practice that will interest lawyers practicing in immigration law, lawyers whose clients may have immigration issues, as well as corporate and employment law attorneys. Topics include challenges to permanent resident applications; challenges of the H-1B crisis; a PERM update; employers at risk; state and local legislation impacting Ohio business operations; and substance abuse.
About the conference, Mr. Shihab shares, “The seminar focuses on immigration law as it impacts the employment of foreign skilled labor and their employers. This area of practice is called ‘business immigration.’ There is a documented shortage of highly skilled and dedicated labor in the America workforce. Employers often find it necessary to attract engineers, scientists and other highly skilled business professionals from all over the world. Unfortunately, the American immigration law system is riddled with administrative obstacles and is wrought with limitations.”
“This seminar is an advanced level class that will discuss the various alternatives which counsel can implement to navigate the visa limitations in representing employers who are trying to employ and keep foreign talents. This seminar will also provide counsel with tools to avoid some pitfalls employers face in this process.”
Lunch is provided by ProNational Insurance Co. and Hilb Rogal and Hobbs. Register online here or by phone at 614/221.4112 for event #3723. The cost is $195 prepaid/$210 day of for members of AILA and Columbus Bar, $235 prepaid/$250 day of for non-members and $115 prepaid/$130 day of for paralegals.