PERM Department of Labor Certifications for Permanent Residency and Immigrant Visas.

Training 10: PERM Department of Labor Certifications for Permanent Residency and Immigrant Visas.

In this one day training we will explore the complex legal framework of PERM – Program Electronic Review Management – by the Department of Labor certifications for Permanent Residency and Immigrant Visas. We will be researching and strategizing actual cases, as well as preparing the forms and assembling the supporting documents together.

8:00 am – 8:15am Welcome, Introduction and Goals

8:15 am- 9:45 am PERM Department of Labor Certifications for Permanent Residency and Immigrant Visas.

  • Overview and Executive Summary of the PERM program
  • Political considerations
  • Sponsors and enterprises in the United States and abroad
  • Job descriptions & organizational charts
  • Immigrant visa availability and numerical caps
  • Department of Labor prevailing wages
  • How to manage changes of employment and employee terminations
  • Dual representation and ethical dilemmas

9:45 am – 10:00 am MORNING BREAK

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Substantive and Procedural Law of PERM

  • Kurzban
  • INA
  • Department of Labor website
  • FAM
  • USCIS website
  • US Embassy website

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Needs Assessments, Legal Fees and Contracts

  • Legal Ethics – Model Rule 1.5: Appropriate Fees for Legal Services in Business Immigration Law
  • Lead Generation, Lead Conversion and Client Fulfillment
  • Questionnaire and Document Review

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm Preparing and Filing Preference Petitions

  • Registration, Preparing and Printing forms – 9141 and 9089
  • Assembly and Attorney Cover Letter, Public Access File
  • Request for Evidence, Audits, Approvals, Denials and Appeals

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Implementing the new practice area

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Coaching/Mentoring

5:30 pm Conclusion of Program