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Appealing to the Board of Immigration Appeals

SKU: IMM3800
Total Credits
1 - 1.5
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This CLE course covers the nuts and bolts of how to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), standards of review, brief-writing tips and motions to the Board.

Learning Objective: The Attorney General and the BIA have made it increasingly difficult to prevail in immigration court. It is extremely important to create a proper record for appeal, competently lodge appeals and capably compose appellate briefs to the BIA. After taking this course, you will understand the basics of BIA appeals and understand the standard and burden of proof. You will learn pro-tips for brief-writing, as well.

Lecturer Bio

Maris J. Liss, Esq.

Maris J. Liss heads the appellate litigation practice at George P. Mann and Associates, a boutique immigration firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She litigates at the BIA, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal (mostly the Sixth Circuit) and in Federal District Court. Maris is a co-editor of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Immigration Litigation Toolbox, 5th Edition published in 2016. The Immigration Litigation Toolbox teaches administrative, Federal District Court and Circuit Court litigation. She is also a contributor to AILA’s Immigration Forms Toolbox, 3rd Edition.

Maris has served terms on the AILA National Amicus Committee, National Litigation Steering Committee, National Publications Committee and Online Resources Taskforce. She is on the faculty of Lawline Online CLE and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences. Maris is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Barnard College.

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