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Immigration Daily October 18, 2010
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Focus: Physicians For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series "Physicians For Experts" with Barry Walker, Ellie Najfabadi, Charles Wintersteen and others. The curriculum is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on October 21: Non-Immigrant Options for Physicians

  • H-1B vs. J-1 for Graduate Medical Training: Weighing the Pros and Cons
  • H-1B Clinicians and Academicians
    • Qualifying for cap exemptions
    • Dual appointments in academic medical centers
    • Credentialing and licensing concerns
    • Neufeld memo: impact and possible solutions
    • Prevailing wage issues for H-1B physicians
  • J-1 Residents and Fellows
    • Moonlighting during residency/fellowship
    • Credentialing and licensing concerns
  • O-1: When Is It a Good Idea and Which Phyicians Make the Grade
  • TN Status and Its Limitations
SECOND Phone Session on November 11: J-1 Clinical Waivers for Physicians
  • Interested Government Agencies
    • Conrad State 30
    • Delta Regional Authority
    • Appalachian Regional Commission
    • Department of Health and Human Services (Clinical and Research)
    • Veteran's Administration
  • Timing Issues: When to File I-129H: With or Without Medical License; With or Without I-612
  • Saying "Bye-Bye" Before the Waiver: Travel While the Waiver is Pending
  • Saying "Bye-Bye" After the Waiver: the "Extenuating Circumstances" Test
THIRD Phone Session on December 2: Immigrant Options Specifically for Physicians
  • PERM
    • Strategies for drafting the ETA-9089
    • Advertising requirements
    • PERM for medical residents and fellows
    • Timing considerations for H-1B residents and fellows
  • Physician National Interest Waivers
    • Requirements
    • Specialists
    • What time counts toward the five year commitment?
    • When the NIW physician moves or changes jobs
Tuesday, October 19 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and government agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4 to 8 years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP seeks a highly motivated contract/temporary attorney for a several month assignment in our Immigration Group. The candidate must have experience managing high volume business immigration work as well as expertise in dealing with various government agencies and consular posts to resolve complex immigration issues. The candidate must have 3-4 years of immigration experience working in a law firm environment. The candidate must possess excellent writing and research abilities. They must also be able to communicate with various personalities at all levels of management and staff, and must be able to deal with stress associated with a fast paced work environment, including handling multiple tasks on a daily basis. The ability to make judgment decisions and handle daily, routine responsibilities are essential. The candidate must also be able to adapt to changing work situations and grasp and apply new ideas. The candidate should possess strong academic credentials from a nationally recognized law school. California bar membership is required. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP offers a challenging work environment and business casual dress code. Please apply online here.

BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to Appeal or brief by 2pm ET on the due date to: (703) 845-5991 and we will personally file it for you, obtain a stamped date copy and mail/fax it back to you. We offer competitive rates and unparallelled service. For information, contact us: Brief-X-Press, Falls Church, VA Fax: (703) 845-5991.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations, as well as $300 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS Credential Evaluation Application. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, see: AETS Translation Application. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190, visit , or email:

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X