Date and Time:
09/15/2021 11:00am to 12:30pm PDT
Recorded Date:
Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:00am
1.5 CA & TX
Recording, $120.00

Level: Beginner

This webinar will provide immigration practitioners with an introduction to and overview of BIA appeals. We will cover the nuts and bolts of filing appeals, discuss motions to remand and motions to reconsider, and provide practice tips.


Erin Quinn - Senior Staff Attorney, ILRC

Erin Quinn is an attorney based in San Francisco. Her work focuses on building capacity of organizations and practitioners to assist immigrants. She conducts trainings on immigration law throughout the United States and provides legal expertise through the ILRC’s Attorney of the Day program. Erin has contributed to numerous ILRC publications as author or editor, including Removal Defense: Defending Immigrants in Immigration Court; Essentials of Asylum and many others. In addition, Erin works on issues related to immigration status and healthcare as well as consumer protection. She has published articles with LexisNexis Emerging Issues and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Prior to coming to the ILRC, Erin represented immigrants in all aspects of their immigration matters, with an emphasis on removal defense and complex cases. She was owner and attorney at her own firm for 5 years after defending immigrants as an associate at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe. Her experience in immigration law and policy includes working as a fellow for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, EU headquarters in Belgium; clerking for the Immigration Court of San Francisco; and teaching courses as a lecturer at California State University, East Bay. Erin is on the Advisory Council for the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), in which she serves as Consumer Protection Coordinator.

Erin holds a joint degree in law and public policy (JD/MPP) from the University of Michigan, where she was co-editor of Michigan Journal of Gender & Law. She received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in English and Anthropology. She is a member of the California Bar and proficient in Spanish.

Mary Kenney - Deputy Director, NILA
For twenty-five years, Mary has worked to protect the rights of noncitizens, combat abusive conduct by immigration agents, and overturn unlawful policies of the immigration agencies. From 2003 to 2020, Mary was with the American Immigration Council, most recently as Directing Attorney of Litigation, where she engaged in impact litigation and authored numerous practice advisories. Prior to joining the Council, Mary was the Executive Director of a statewide immigrant and refugee rights litigation project in Texas. In that role, she oversaw impact litigation, including several class actions, and advocacy efforts. She also worked as a legal services attorney in West Virginia. In 2014, Mary was awarded the Carol King Award by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild for her impact litigation work. In 2021, the American Immigration Lawyers Association awarded Mary the Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Litigation.
Kristin Macleod-Ball - Senior Staff Attorney, NILA

Kristin’s career has been dedicated to defending the due process and statutory rights of immigrants. Prior to joining NILA, Kristin was a staff attorney at the American Immigration Council (AIC) for four years, where she co-counseled class actions, wrote amicus briefs for numerous courts of appeals, including in precedent setting cases, argued important cases, authored practice advisories, and organized AIC’s annual litigation meeting. She also was a litigation attorney with the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, where she focused on federal court litigation to promote the due process rights of people facing deportation. Kristin began her career as a legal fellow at AIC.