PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
   
         
 
Discussion Leader, 4/11/13, “CIS Ombudsman Open Forum” AILA Spring Conference, Washington, DC.
 
       
 
Speaker, 11/21/13, “Researching and Mastering the CSPA in 90 Minutes!”, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, MO.
 
         
 
Speaker, 10/24/13, “Role of a Paralegal in Immigration Practice”, AILA Paralegals Conference, Washington, DC.
 
         
 
Speaker, 9/29/13, "Developments in Immigration Law", Judge Advocate General's Conference, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS.
 
         
 
Speaker, 6/28/13, “CIS Ombudsman Open Forum”, AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
 
         
 
Speaker, 6/26/13, “Adjustment Roundtable”, AILA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
 
         
 
Discussion Leader, 4/12/13, “CIS Ombudsman Open Forum”, AILA Spring Conference, Washington, DC.
 
         
 
Speaker, 1/11/13, “Disappearing 245(i) Derivatives”, AILA Lunch CLE, Kansas City, MO.
 
         
 
Speaker, 8/30/12, “Benefits of AILA Membership”, AILA podcast.
 
         
 
Discussion Leader, 7/17/12, “The Mysterious World of Grandfathered 245(i) Derivatives”, AILA National Audio Seminar.
 
         
 
Discussion Leader, 6/15/12, “Strategies in Complicated I-751 Cases”, AILA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
 
         
 
Speaker, 6/15/12, “CIS Ombudsman Open Forum”, AILA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
 
         
 
Speaker/Moderator, "FB-2A Derivatives: Dirty Secrets Revealed", AILA Web Seminar, 11/29/11.
 
         
 
Author, "The Nuances of the Marriage Fraud Interview", Voice, Vol.2, Issue 3 (May/June 2011).
 
         
 
Speaker/Moderator, 6/16/11, Avoiding, Fighting, and Overcoming ShamDeterminations, AILA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
 
   
 
Author, Preparing Your Client for a Hard Marriage Interview, Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 2011-12 Edition.
 
   
 
Speaker, 2/17/11, Advanced Issues in Family-Based Immigration: Adjustment of Status, AILA National Audio Seminar.
 
   
 
Speaker/Moderator, 7/3/10, Strategies for Non-CSPA Priority Date Retention, AILA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
 
   
 
Speaker/Moderator, 1/21/10, Children Born out of Wedlock and Legitimated Children's, AILA Web Seminar.
 
   
 
Speaker, 12/2/09, Managing Client Anxiety While Maintaining Your Sanity, AILA Podcast.
 
   
 
Author, Shelter From the Storm: Temporary Protected Status, Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 2009-10 Edition. AILA
 
   
 
Speaker/Moderator, 6/5/09, Shelter From the Storm: Temporary Protected Status, AILA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
 
   
 
Speaker, 6/26/08, Preparing a Family-Based Petition, AILA Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, CAN.
 
       
 
Speaker, 4/3/08, Paralegal's Role in Immigration Law, AILA Paralegal Conference, Washington, DC.
 
         
 
Speaker, 2/28/08, Family Based Immigation, Immigration Law Institute 2008, Texas Bar, Houston, TX.
 
         
 
Speaker, 1/17/08, Non-immigrant Visas, AILA Web Seminar on ABC's of Immigration Law, web seminar.
 
   
 
Speaker, 6/16/07, Breakfast with the Experts, AILA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
 
       
 
Speaker, 6/14/07, Affidavit of Support Requirements and Issues, AILA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
 
         
 
Speaker, 4/26/07, USCIS National Benefits Center Issues, AILA Oregon Chapter Teleconference.
 
       
 
Speaker, 3/30/07, The Road to Naturalization and Citizenship, AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Conference, Atlanta, GA.
 
       
 
Speaker, 3/29/07, Welcome and Overviewï, AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Conference, Atlanta, GA.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 1/18/07, Law Practice Management in the new Millennium, AILA Midyear Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 10/13/06, Affadivits of Support Under the New Regulations, AILA Lunch CLE, Kansas City, MO.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 9/15/06, Understanding Immigration Policy, AILA Fall Conference, New York, NY.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 6/24/06, Breakfast with the Experts, AILA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
 
   
   
 
Speaker/Moderator, 2/14/06, Navigating Through the National Benefit Center, AILA National Teleconference.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 2/11/05, Understanding Unlawful Presence, AILA Lunch CLE, Kansas City, MO.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 10/15/04, Immigrant Visas: Family Based, AILA Fall Conference, Chicago, IL.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 6/10/04, "Visas for Business Purposes, AILA Annual Conference, Philidelphia, PA.
 
   
   
 
Speaker/Moderator, 6/8/04, "Strategies and Pitfalls in Spouse Cases", AILA National Teleconference.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 11/7/03, Current Issues in International Law, UMKC School of Law.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 6/16/00, Emerging Issues - Healthcare Workers, Advanced Practice Panel, AILA Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 2/25/00, Understanding Unlawful Presence, AILA Chapter Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, March, 1999, Employment Law: Issues in Representing Non-citizen Clients, Kansas Bar Association video-taped CLE program.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, November 1998, Immigration Ethics, AILA Chapter Conference, Columbia, Missouri.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, October 1998, Immigrant Rights, 2nd Biennial Conference, American Civil Liberties Union, Kansas City, Missouri.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, June 1998, Immigration Law and Ethics, AILA Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, March, 1997, Understanding the Politics of Immigation, Institute for Labor Studies, Kansas City, Missouri.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, October, 1996, Immigration & Hiring, Heartland Labor & Employment Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.
 
   
   
 
Speaker, 1996, Protecting Foreign-born Employees from Changing Immigration Laws, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
 
   
   
         
 
MR. AUSTIN'S AILA ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
In addition to being an Adjunct Professor in Immigration Law for over ten
 
 
years, Mr. Austin continues his educational activities through active
 
 
involvement with AILA programs and government liaison activities.
 
 
 
 
Program Committee, AILA Spring Conference & Webcast, Washington, DC, April, 2014.
 
 
 
 
Program Committee, AILA Paralegals Conference, Washington, DC, October 24-25, 2013.
 
 
 
 
Chair, AILA/USCIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee, 2012-2014.
 
 
 
 
Member, AILA Inter-Agency Liaison Committee, 2012-2014.
 
 
 
 
Member, AILA/USCIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee, 2011-2014.
 
 
 
 
Member, USCIS Service Center Operations Liaison Committee, 2012-2014.
 
 
 
 
Chapter Chair and AILA Board of Governors, 2012-2013; 2003-2005; 1995-1997
 
 
American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") Missouri/Kansas Chapter, with seat on National Board of Governors.
 
 
 
 
Member of both the Texas and Missouri/Kansas Chapters of AILA
 
 
 
 
Member, AILA Distance Learning Committee, 2011-2012.
 
 
 
 
Program Committee, 2011, AILA Annual Conference, San Diego, California.
 
 
 
 
Program Chair, AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2007
 
 
 
 
Committee Chair, AILA / National Benefit Center Liaison Committee, 2005-2007
 
 
 
 
Chair, AILA Paralegal Certification Task Force, 2008-2009
 
 
 
 
Program Committee, AILA Paralegal Conference, Washington, DC, April, 2008
 
 
 
 
Attorney Liaison to the District Director, U.S.C.I.S. Kansas City District, 1997-2011
 
 
 
 
Member, AILA/Chicago Asylum Office Liaison Commitee, 2003-2007
 
 
 
 
Program Chair, Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2007
 
 
 
 
Chair, AILA / National Benefit Center Liaison Committee, 2005-2007
 
 
 
 
Member, AILA Service Center Operations Committee, 2005-2007
 
 
 
 
Member, Fiduciary Working Group, AILA Board of Governors, 2004-2005
 
 
 
 
Chair, New Board Member Orientation Committee, AILA Board of Governors, 2003-2004
 
 
 
 
Chair, 2003-2005; 1995-1997, American Immigration Lawyers Association
 
 
("AILA") Missouri/Kansas Chapter, with seat on National Board of Governors