This webinar focuses on the different types of motions typically filed before the immigration courts and the BIA and describes when and under what circumstances each type of motion should be filed, as well as the strategies, advantages and disadvantages of different types of motions. There is a particular emphasis on motions to reopen, including tolling of filing deadlines, ineffective assistance of counsel, post-departure motions, and motions to reopen to rescind in absentia orders. The presenters give practitioners both an overview of the law in different jurisdictions and practical tips for filing a motion that will be successful.
Nora Privitera, ILRC Special Projects Attorney & Lead Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day (AOD) Consultation Service
Nora is the author of ILRC's most popular publication, Hardship in Immigration Law: How to Prepare a Winning Case in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases, and Remedies and Strategies for Permanent Resident Clients.
H. Raymond Fasano, Law Offices of Youman, Madeo & Fasano, LLP
Raymond is counsel of record in several published Circuit Court and BIA decisions. He is the author of several published articles in the area of immigration litigation that have appeared in Interpreter Releases and other publications.
Tanya Myers, Law Offices of Tanya Myers
Tanya practice focuses on immigration appellate work and motions. She served for three years as Attorney Advisor with the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Dallas and Los Angeles area Immigration Courts. In the past, she has worked at the Tucson Ecumenical Council for Legal Assistance; the Northern Kentucky Legal Aid Society; Travelers Aid of Cincinnati; and interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington.