AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE – FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
CHICAGO HILTON AND TOWERS
7:45 – 8:00 Opening Remarks AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Sioban Albiol, AILA Chicago Chapter Chair
Business Track Family Track Litigation Track
8:00 – 9:00 Hot Topics Panel: 2009-2010 Administrative and 2:00- 3:00 E Visas: 2:00- 3:00 Waivers at 2:00- 3:00 Brief Writing
Legislative Changes in Immigration Law and Practice Requirements, Preparation Consular Processing and at the BIA and Courts
You MUST Know About and Practical Tips Adjustment of Status of Appeal
Paul Zulkie (d.l.), Former AILA National President, Chicago, IL
Teri Simmons (d.l.) Atlanta, Mary O’Leary (d.l.), Robert Carpenter (d.l.)
Crystal Williams, Executive Director, AILA National, Washington, DC
GA Evanston, IL New Buffalo, MI
David Leopold, President Elect, AILA National, Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Cohen, Columbus, William Quiceno, Chicago, Terri Scadron,
Jerome Grzeca, Board of Governors, AILA, Milwaukee, WI
OH IL Washington, DC
Eileen Momblanco, Shirley Sadjadi, Elgin, IL Michael Fridkin, Senior
9:00 – 9:45 Developments in National Policy
Chicago, IL Robert Frank, Newark, NJ Staff Attorney, U.S.
Crystal Williams (d.l.), Executive Director, AILA Nat’l, Washington, DC Therese Yee, Chicago, IL Court of Appeals for the
January Contreras, USCIS Ombudsman, DHS, Washington, DC 7th Circuit
*Rep. Luis Gutierrez,U.S. Congressman, Illinois’ 4th District
Roxana Bacon, Chief Counsel, USCIS, Washington DC
Ben Johnson, Executive Director, American Immigration Council
3:00- 4:00 Health Care 3:00- 4:00 Military Spouse, 3:00- 4:00 Federal
9:45 – 10:45 USCIS/ District Counsel/ ICE Interagency Panel Workers: Temporary and Widows, and Substitute Court Updates
Lee O’Connor (d.l.), AILA Indiana Chapter Chair Beth Werlin (d.l.)
*Donald Ferguson, Field Office Director, USCIS, Chicago, Illinois Cheryl Lenz-Calvo (d.l.), Elizabeth Bruen (d.l.), American Immigration
Douglas Craig, Chief, Service Center Counsel, USCIS, Chicago, Illinois Chicago, IL Chicago, IL Council, Washington DC
David Venturella, Acting Director, Office of Detention and Removal, ICE, Penny Lechtenberg, Leah Duckett, Chicago, IL Judge Robert Vinikoor,
Washington, DC Rockford, IL Brent Renison, Lake EOIR, Chicago, IL
Karen Lundgren, Chief Counsel, ICE, Chicago, Illinois Loan Huynh, Minneapolis, Oswego, OR Maria Baldini-Potermin,
Roxana Bacon, Chief Counsel, USCIS, Washington, DC MN *Margaret Stock, Chicago, IL
Robert Cohen, Columbus, Anchorage, AK Michael Fridkin, Senior
BREAK OH Staff Attorney, U.S.
Court of Appeals for the
11:00 – 12:00 OIL/ US Atty/ CBP/ ICE Interagency Panel 7th Circuit
Erich Straub (d.l.), Past Chair AILA Wisc. Chapter, Mil., WI 4:00- 5:00 Responses to 4:00- 5:00 Affidavit of 4:00- 5:00 Direct
Sheila McNulty, Special US Atty, Northern Dist. Of Illinois RFE, Appeals to AAU, and Support, Government Examinations, Cross
Terri Scadron, Asst. Dir., Office of Immigration Litigation, Wash., DC Federal Court Action Benefits, Tax Issues and Examinations,
Joseph Kolb, Program Manager, Admissibility Passenger & Programs, Social Security Benefits Objections, Motions
US CBP Nell Barker (d.l.), Chicago, and Other Tips for
James Squires, Chicago Chief, Customs and Border Protection IL Richard Hanus (d.l.) Practice before the
David Venturella, Acting Director, Office of Detention and Removal, ICE, Scott Pollock, Chicago, IL Chicago, IL EOIR
Washington, DC James Martinkus, James Teich, Chicago, IL
Champaign, IL Theodore Froum, Chicago, Kathryn Weber (d.l.)
12:00 – 12:45 Ethical Issues in Immigration Practice Craig Oswald, Assistant IL Chicago, IL
U.S. Attorney, Deputy Chief, *Judge Paul Lillios, Judge Robert Vinikoor,
Melissa Chavin (d.l.), AILA Chicago Co-Chair UPL/ Ethics, Chicago, IL Civil Division, Northern Chicago, IL EOIR, Chicago, Illinois
James J. Grogan, Deputy Administration and Chief Counsel, Attorney District of Illinois Jeffrey Kriezelman,
Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago, Illinois Chicago, IL
Isabel Kugler, Chicago, IL John Gountanis, Deputy
Jennifer Barnes, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice Chief Counsel, Chicago,
12:45 – 2:00 Luncheon: American Immigration Council Public Service
Williford Room – 3d Floor
*Not yet confirmed
AILA CHICAGO CHAPTER’S
2010 ANNUAL MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Friday, April 9, 2010 ● Chicago Hilton and Towers ● Chicago, Illinois
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