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PLI Discover PLUS Immigration Content

PLI has numerous immigration resources, many of which are available on PLI Discover PLUS. Below, we’ve highlighted some of our Immigration materials that may be of particular interest:

If you have any questions about PLI Discover PLUS or our Immigration materials, please email or call (877-900-5291) us.

Free One-Hour Briefing on Immigration after Windsor

October 23, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

This is a free one-hour briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, opening a path to immigration benefits for same-sex families for the first time ever. Now that several months have passed, we have a better understanding of what’s proved successful for immigration applicants and what issues remain.

Please join Victoria Neilson, legal director, and Michael Sisitzky, staff attorney, at Immigration Equality, a national organization that advocates for full equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals and their families, for a free one-hour briefing. Topics to be discussed include:

• Agency guidance issued since the DOMA decision
• Anecdotes from clients and practitioners: what’s going well and what isn’t?
• Challenging cases and possible strategies
• LGBT family issues that are not solved by the end of DOMA

Register now and don’t miss this important Free Briefing in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!

November 2011 Course Handbook Update

Listed below are the PLI Course Handbooks that were published during the month of November 2011.

Corporate Law and Practice Series:

  • 44th Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute
  • Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2011
  • Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2011

 Intellectual Property Series:

  • Outsourcing 2011
  • Patent Litigation
  • Tracking and Targeting Customers and Prospects Online and in Social Media 2011

Litigation & Administrative Practice Series:

  • Bet the Company Litigation 2011

Real Estate Law & Practice Series:

  • 13th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute
  • Negotiating Commercial Leases 2011

If you have any questions or would like to order a title, please contact the Library Relations Help Desk at libraryrelations@pli.edu or call 877-900-5291.

Free PLI Program on Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings

On March 30th PLI will offer a free program entitled Scared and Alone: Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings.

Each year, thousands of children travel alone to the United States.  Some are the victims of abuse or persecution, others of human trafficking or forced prostitution.  Some are placed into the custody of the U.S. government, others enter undetected.  All of them are in need of legal assistance to navigate the immigration proceedings.

Please join Diana Castañeda, National Legal Services Director at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and Noël L. Young, an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and KIND pro bono attorney, for a free One-Hour Briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Minors and learn how you, too, can help.

Topics to be addressed include:

* Definition of Unaccompanied Alien Children

* Forms of immigration relief available for UACs

* Practice tips for representing children, including ethical considerations

Scared and Alone: Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings

March 30, 2011, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Please note this program has expired.  If you are interested in current PLI Library Programs, please visit www.pli.edu/libraryaudiobriefings

Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law & Practice

Release #31 is now available for PLI’s Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law & Practice.  This treatise gives you the legal and procedural knowledge to work more efficiently and effectively with employers, aliens, nonimmigrants, refugees, naturalized citizens, and government officials.

Enhanced by advisory ”Practice Commentaries” and ready-to-use IRS forms, Immigration Fundamentals shows you how to follow all status-change procedures for employment-based immigration, family-sponsored immigration, and diversity immigration; satisfy important legal tests, such as proving ”business necessity” when hiring aliens or ”qualifying relationships” in family-sponsored immigration cases; and protect clients’ rights, whether helping aliens fight unjust removal, nonimmigrants pursue lawful entry, or employers obtain judicial review for adverse decisions. 

Immigration Fundamentals also shows you how to qualify clients for relief, including legal exemptions and waivers that open immigration doors and reduce procedural headaches. And it shows how to help employers avoid legal missteps and mitigate the damage when violations are committed, by documenting good-faith compliance efforts.

If your library is on standing order for this treatise, you can expect the release to arrive soon.  If you’d like to order the release please email libraryrelations@pli.edu or call 877-900-5291.  To find out more about the book, click here.

View a sample chapter here.