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Posted by: Christy Gibson on Sep 7, 2012

     As the new Chair of the Immigration Law Section, I am honored to follow in the footsteps of my predecessors who worked tirelessly to create our section and help grow its membership. Our section is one of the newest sections of the Tennessee Bar Association. In our short existence, we have liaised with immigrant advocates and governmental agencies. We pride ourselves on bringing you timely immigration updates and relevant CLE offerings. The Executive Council is working on the following upcoming events.

     In mid-November, we will be offering a webinar on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Update. As you know, many of our clients are reluctant to file DACA applications because of the fear that under a new administration there will be a repeal of DACA. We are looking for speakers who would like to share their practice pointers with the Section. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this webinar.

     Save the date! On Thursday, April 18, 2013, our section will offer a full day CLE, broken into 2 - three hour sessions, at the TBA Center in Nashville. This year we are focusing on building our litigation skills and criminal immigration issues. I am very excited that Elliott Ozment, fresh from his 287(g) litigation in the Tennessee Supreme Court, will be heading this program. 

     The USCIS Vermont Service Center and I are in discussion to bring you a free Webex training on T, U, & VAWA. The training will be led by officers of the VAWA Unit. More details to follow.  If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve your membership experience, feel free to drop me an email at elaine@wittylaw.com.

Very truly yours,

Elaine H. Witty