Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, but now more than ever, the topic is ripe for review and detailed analysis.  Lawyers, judges, and policymakers must weigh competing legal, economic, security, and humanitarian concerns when implementing, prosecuting, and defending immigration law principles.  As immigration law and policy remain at the forefront of today’s public discourse with a number of cases at the Supreme Court, Congress hotly debating the issue, and the administration affecting policy and law through executive action – the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section is proud to announce its Annual Conference which will feature a variety of panels designed to explore a wide range of immigration law topics.

In an effort to provide flexibility and latitude for attendees with varying interests, the FBA Immigration Law Conference on May 17-18, 2019 is a two full-day, multi-track program in Austin, Texas taught by a stellar faculty of veteran practitioners.  Attorneys will learn to identify the different types of immigration cases, and where to find relevant resources to empower them to succeed in this field.  We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Immigration Law Conference!  Register today at www.fedbar.org/immlaw19.  

This timely conference is geared to those who would like to fine-tune their immigration law knowledge as well as advocacy skills.  Panelists will arm the audience with the basic requirements for various types of immigration law issues and cases as well as focus on emerging topics.  Speakers will discuss concepts such as utilizing habeas corpus petitions, prolonged detention, difficult evidentiary issues, drug crimes and crimes of violence, and other updates surrounding bond, custody law, and cancellation of removal.

As the Trump administration’s immigration policies continue to evolve, learn about what these policies could mean for the future of many cases.  The 2019 Immigration Law Conference will address 1) narrowing habeas relief for immigrants in removal proceedings; 2) the legal framework for employment-based options; 3) hidden grounds for visa denial; 4) and asylum law and practice, including a discussion on Central American asylum.  Panels will likewise include topics such as criminal prosecutions at the southern border, immigration detention, and presenting cases based on domestic and sexual violence. 

At this year’s Immigration Law Conference, navigate new policies, gain practical insight, receive guidance on immigration court decisions, and explore the unique jurisprudence that makes up the fabric of immigration law.  The FBA Immigration Law Conference on May 17-18, 2019 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas is an ideal opportunity for attorneys of all experience levels to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts.

The two-day immigration law program offers meticulous discussion on key issues at the forefront of immigration practice, and provides tools and tips on pivotal decision points, including the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal.

The upcoming Immigration Law Conference will feature a legal discussion of immigration law, executive authority, and trends in application and interpretation of the law by agencies and courts.  Additionally, interact with esteemed speakers, government employees, academics, and practitioners during several networking receptions.  Register today at www.fedbar.org/immlaw19.  


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.