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October 09, 2019

Immigration updates top agenda at ABA Solo and Small Firm Summit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2019 — Immigration updates on border issues, ICE raids and the DREAM Act are in the spotlight at the 2019 Solo and Small Firm Summit, Oct. 17-19 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif.

2019 Solo and Small Firm Summit sponsored by
ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Oct. 17-19

Park Hyatt Aviara 
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011

A highlight of the meeting is the GPSolo Difference Makers Awards luncheon Friday at 12:15 p.m., featuring a keynote address by Tournament of Roses® President Laura Farber. The Difference Makers Awards program recognizes extraordinary lawyers who make a difference by breaking barriers through community service, pro bono work and service to the profession.

The 2019 Difference Makers Award recipients are (click to read more):

  • Katrina Eagle, San Diego (Making a Difference through Pro Bono Award)
  • Laura V. Farber, Pasadena, Calif. (Making a Difference through Community Service Award)
  • Stephen B. Rosales, Belmont, Mass. (Making a Difference through Service to the Profession Award)

Other conference highlights include:

“What Persuades the Bench: The Judicial Perspective from Judge Advocate to Decision Maker” — This panel of federal and state trial judges will focus on advocacy techniques that are persuasive, and the ones that are not, when addressing judges and juries in civil and criminal proceedings.
11 a.m.-noon Friday

“Hot Topics in Immigration: Where Do We Go from Here” — Under the current administration, immigration regulations and trends are changing rapidly. At this session, you will learn the latest updates and trends regarding border issues, ICE raids, fraud investigations, the DREAM Act and employment-based H1B and L visas.
1:45-2:45 p.m. Friday

A complete agenda can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or [email protected].

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