About the Seminar
Representing foreign nationals is becoming more commonplace. This can be intimidating and challenging to practitioners, due to the complexity of immigration law and the fact it can play a part in every field of legal activity including criminal law, family law and employment law. For lawyers to be effective they must know what type of foreign national they are representing, how the immigration system works and the ways other areas of law intersect and impact clients. This CLE will arm practitioners with the necessary tools to better represent foreign national clients and ensure protection of their interests.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Overview of the Immigration System

Tricia Ravenhorst - S.C. Victim Assistance Network
Family Based Immigration
Emily F. Guerrero - Catholic Charities, Office Of Immigration Services
Employment Based Immigration
Melissa L. Azallion - McNair Law Firm, PA
Removal Defense
Charles Phipps - Charles A. Phipps, LLC
Intersection of Immigration Law in Family Court
Jada B. Charley - Safe Passage, Inc.
Sue Chang - Contract Attorney for the Department of Social Services
Tammy Besherse - S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center
Intersection of Immigration Law in Criminal Court 
E. Michael Pinilla - Pinilla Law Firm, LLC
William Walter Wilkins III - Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office
Tricia Ravenhorst - S.C. Victim Assistance Network
Intersection of Immigration Law in Employment Settings
Charlotte M. Osmer - Paterra & Osmer, LLC
Shaundra Young - S.C. Legal Services
This program qualifies for 6.5 MCLE credit hours.
This seminar is Basic Level.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, please use this course code if you completed the program in 2019: 191057ADO