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ETHICS: LEGAL ETHICS IN IMMIGRATION PRACTICE


--- 1.0 CLE Credit for AZ,CA,CT,ID,NH,NJ,NY,NV,PA,WA
--- ethics - fiscal responsibility
--- course production date: 1/11/2019
--- presented by MATTHEW WILLIAM BLAISDELL

MATTHEW WILLIAM BLAISDELL
This course focuses on legal professionalism - ethical issues that illuminate what makes the practice of immigration unique. These issues focus on: identifying potential issues of professional liability in immigration practice; reviewing the rules that govern professional responsibility in practice of immigration; learning how to negotiate the difference between the applicable federal regulations; understanding the disciplinary procedures to which practitioners are subject to; and ending with some hypotheticals of common scenarios in the practice.

Key course points are:

• Identify potential issues of professional liability in immigration practice.
• Review the rules that govern professional responsibility in the practice of immigration.
• Learn how to negotiate the differences between the applicable federal regulations and state rules.
• Understand the disciplinary procedures to which practitioners are subject before the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.
• Walk through hypotheticals of common scenarios.


--- presented by MATTHEW WILLIAM BLAISDELL

Matthew Blaisdell is a solo practitioner with offices in Brooklyn and White Plains, New York. He is Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, frequently writes and presents on the topic of ethics and immigration fraud, and has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers.

Matthew also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics including prosecutorial discretion, executive action, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, and how to interact with immigrant clients, and he remains active on these and other topics within the immigration committees of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations.

Matthew received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).