Immigration Overlap: Dealing with Immigration Issues in YOUR Practice Area

Fri, February 11, 2022   |   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   |  
  |   CLE Hours: 7.75 CLE hours

Helping Afghan New Arrivals: A special Afghan Panel Session for those interested in taking a pro bono case to assist a newly arrived Afghan family.

Speakers & Topics

8:25 a.m. Welcoming Remarks – Program Chairs
  • Beckie Moriello, Raleigh Immigration Law Firm, Raleigh
    Chair – NCAJ Immigration Law Section
  • Jeff Weber, Executive Director of the William Wilberforce Center, Greensboro Education Chair– NCAJ Immigration Law Section
8:30 a.m. Workers’ Comp, Employment Law, and the Immigrant Client
  • Carol Brooke, N.C. Justice Center, Raleigh
  • Jacob Goad, Law Office of Jacob Goad, Durham
  • Matt Harbin, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Greensboro
10:15 am Break
10:30 a.m. Family Law and Immigration
  • Valeria Cesanelli, Morgan & Cesanelli Law, Carrboro
  • Greg McLawsen, Sound Immigration, Bellevue, WA
11:30 a.m. Crimmigration Law 101
  • Rob Heroy, Goodmann Carr, Charlotte
  • Andres Lopez, Lopez Law Firm, PLLC, Charlotte
  • Devon Senges, Dummit Fradin, Attorneys at Law, Greensboro
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Crimmigration Implementation
  • Tony Arreola, Arreola Law Office, PLLC, Wilson
  • Cynthia Everson, Everson Law Office, Concord
  • Beckie Moriello, Raleigh Immigration Law Firm, Raleigh
2:00 p.m. The Afghan Crises and Status of Evacuees in North Carolina
  • Jeff Weber, Executive Director of the William Wilberforce Center, Greensboro
    • Jeff Weber serves as the Executive Director of the William Wilberforce Center, a non-profit organization founded by Jeff in 2018 to serve the global diaspora community in the Triad of North Carolina. The Wilberforce Center serves asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants as well as providing workshops to assist non-profit and NGO organizations, equipping them to serve the world at our doorstep. Jeff is an ordained Anglican Priest and an Attorney focusing on humanitarian Immigration work. Jeff is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and serves as the Education Chair of the Immigration section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. In January of 2022, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (“ACNA”) named Mr. Weber to serve as the new Director of Anglican Immigrant Ministries, the ACNA’s national immigrant ministry.
2:15 p.m. HP Status and the Asylum Option
  • Shane Ellison, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law, Durham
    • “Charles “Shane” Ellison joined the Duke Law faculty in 2020 as a senior lecturing fellow and supervising attorney in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Ellison currently sits on the National Amicus Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and he chairs AILA’s Asylum Litigation Working Group. He is frequently invited to speak at national immigration law conferences. His published scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Human Rights Law ReviewGeorgetown Immigration Law JournalCreighton Law Review, and several practitioner-focused journals.”
3:15 p.m. Special Immigrant Visas Process for Afghans Living in the US
  • Elizabeth Carlson, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Washington DC (CLINIC)
    • Elizabeth Carlson is a Senior Attorney at CLINIC. She provides training and legal support to member agencies and other organizations nationwide and is based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining CLINIC in 2021, Elizabeth worked as a staff attorney at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington in its Immigration Legal Services section. She provided direct representation in naturalization, family-based applications, asylum and immigration court proceedings.  She also worked for several years in private practice and previously served as a judicial law clerk and attorney advisor at the New York immigration court.  She is barred in New York and DC and has a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
Virtual Registration
Event Rates
Regular Rates
$290 NCAJ Members
$250 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
$185 NCAJ Public Service Member
$140 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
$99 NCAJ New Admittee Member
$185 NCAJ Retired Member
$390 Non-Member
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