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Immigration Law Practice Workshop: Representing Clients in Removal Proceedings 2019 *In-Person at the D.C. Bar*

August 30, 2019

Credits: 6.0 Credit Hours 

Description: Join our knowledgeable and engaging faculty in this all-day workshop on how to represent noncitizens in removal proceedings.  Our panel will guide those who attend through the process step by step, from the time immigration authorities identify someone for possible removal from the United States to the final decision by the immigration judge and possible appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Those who attend will learn what activities subject their clients to removal, how to challenge the allegations and charges if a client is placed in proceedings, and possible options for relief from removal.  Our distinguished faculty will share their knowledge and experience on how best to prepare a case for immigration court and what to expect while advocating for your client.

Participants will also learn practical tips on how to deal with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of the Chief Counsel in seeking resolution of certain issues prior to trial.  Find out about these issues and more, including:

  • What is the distinction between admissibility and deportability?
  • What crimes subject your client to possible removal?
  • What are potential immigration-safe pleas?
  • Under what circumstances can you or should you contest charges and allegations in the Notice to Appear? 
  • Is your client eligible for bond?  If so, how do you obtain a bond?
  • How do you obtain copies of your client’s file from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and from the
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review?
  • How do you determine what is the best form of relief for your client?
  • What is the best evidence to submit in support of your client’s application for relief from removal?  
  • What happens if the immigration judge orders your client deported?


  • Himedes V. Chicas, Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse LLC
  • Jason Dzubow, Dzubow & Pilcher PLLC
  • Claudia Lainez, Grossman Young & Hammond LLC
  • Elizabeth A. Kohler Maya, Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Petre PLLC
  • Sarah B. Pitney, Benach Collopy LLP

Fee: $159 D.C. Bar Community Members; $169 D.C. Bar Members; $179 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $189 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.


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Elizabeth Kohler Maya, Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Petre PLLC

Himedes Chicas, Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC

Jason Dzubow, Dzubow & Pilcher, PLLC

Claudia Lainez, Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC

Sarah Pitney, Benach Collopy LLP

Sarah B. Pitney, Esq., is an associate attorney at Benach Collopy LLP in Washington, DC. She graduated from Florida International University College of Law in 2015. She is admitted to practice in Washington, DC and Florida. She focuses on family-based, deportation defense, asylum, and naturalization cases.