Immigration Ethics Roundtable

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $192

Non-Member Price: $240

Product Code: ON107723

Areas of Law: Immigration

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.5 hours of total CLE credit, including 3.5 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 3.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 3.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 2.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



Alan J. Pollack, Esq.
Frank & Pollack LLC, Newark


Carol Johnston, Esq.
Supreme Court Clerk's Office
New Jersey Supreme Court Clerk’s Office in Trenton, New Jersey, joined the Administrative Office of the Courts in 2006 and serves as Secretary to the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Committee on Attorney Advertising and the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. She also answers the attorney ethics research assistance hotline.
nMs. Johnston formerly served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, for 15 years. She was Ethics Officer for the Department of Law and Public Safety and a member of the Prosecutor’s Code of Ethics Committee.
nMs. Johnston has lectured for ICLE, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Judiciary, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, and several county bar associations and American Inns of Court. In 2017 she was the recipient of ICLE’s Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education.
nMs. Johnston is a graduate of Hamilton College and New York Law School. She clerked for Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz.
Kim D. Ringler, Esq.
The Ringler Law Firm, Waldwick
Edwin R. Rubin, Esq
Law Office of Edwin R Rubin, East Brunswick

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Immigration Law Section

Immigration attorneys regularly face a plethora of ethical issues in a variety of practice areas. At this new seminar, a panel of experts in ethics and immigration will discuss specific and common scenarios that practitioners face and discuss how to deal with each of them, or in some instances, to avoid them! Our program covers ethics questions in various immigration areas, including deportation, business immigration, family immigration, and practice management. 

Topics for discussion include:

  • Firm management
    • Websites and advertising
    • Tracking filings and deadlines
    • Staff supervision
    • The unauthorized practice of law
  • Client management
    • Communication with clients dealing with language barriers
    • Initial contact and representation
    • Obligation to inform clients of the negative consequences of violating visa conditions
    • Retainer agreements and scope of representation and creating the attorney client relationship
  • Business immigration
    • Who does the attorney represent and how far does that representation extend?
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Dual Representation
    • Representation after job termination
    • Confidentiality
  • Family immigration
    • Duty to investigate for fraudulent marriage
    • Dual Representation
    • Battered Spouses
    • When the marriage falls apart before a visa is granted
  • Criminal law and immigration
    • Deportation
    • Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Competence issues
    • Candor towards the tribunal
    • Frivolous asylum filings and sanctions
    • Ethics of social media posts


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