Unauthorized Practice of Law

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Webinar Series: june 2011

This is the sevenTH webinar of our monthly series designed to provide up-to-date information on various vital immigration law topics to practitioners and community advocates.

This webinar reviews what constitutes unauthorized practice of law (UPL) by individuals who are neither attorneys or accredited representatives.   It reviews New York State and New York City laws and regulations and provides information on how UPL victims can obtain restitution and bring violators to justice. Finally, the webinar outlines how not-for-profit agencies can get recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) for the purpose of providing legal advice and services.

Webinar topics:

  • New York State and New York City laws and regulations. 
  • Information on how UPL victims can obtain restitution and bring violators to justice.
  • Non-profit agency recognition and accreditation by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Webinar Presenters

Speakers:

  • Tom Shea, Esq.
    Director of Training and Technical Assistance,
    New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
  • Daysi Mejia, Esq.
    Attorney-in-Charge, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Immigrant Affairs Program

Moderator:

  • Patricia Wonder, Esq.
    Instructor, CUNY School of Professional Studies