Andres Abella 


Thursday February 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST
Thursday February 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM EST

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E-learning Course: 
Ethical Issues in Immigration Law Practice 

What do you do when you are representing a husband and wife in a family-based immigration case, but the wife calls to say her husband is abusing her? How do you respond when you suspect that your client may have submitted a fake document with her asylum application? Do you agree to help your client appeal a waiver denial when you've never done an appeal before?  Legal advocates routinely encounter situations like these -- and turn to legal ethics rules for guidance. In this three-week e-learning course, you will learn about the sources of legal ethics rules, and to whom they apply. We will examine in detail some of the most important legal ethics rules, including the duty of confidentiality; issues around conflicts of interest among clients; the duty of candor to the tribunal; and the duty of zealous representation. This course is intended for anyone who practices immigration law -- attorneys, accredited representatives; and non-accredited staff. The course instructors are CLINIC attorneys  Jennie Guilfoyle and Susan Schreiber.