Cancellation of Removal for Non-LPRs and LPRs

Thursday April 26

  • By: AILA
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    This event takes place telephonically.
    Webinar/Teleseminar, United States

This is a valuable seminar for both new attorneys seeking basic information about this form of removal relief and those needing to brush up. Listen as a group of seasoned veterans tackle various features of cancellation, as well as strategies for obtaining it.
Topics Include:

  • What Is Cancellation of Removal for Non-LPRs and LPRs?
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Factors Making One Ineligible
  • Common Problems Encountered in Cancellation of Removal Cases and Strategies for Resolving Them


  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (dl), University Park, PA
    Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is the founder/director of Penn State's Center for Immigrants' Rights where students produce practitioner toolkits, white papers, and primers of national impact on behalf of client organizations. Professor Wadhia researches the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. Previously, she was deputy director for legal affairs at the National Immigration Forum and was an associate with Maggio + Kattar (both in Washington, DC) where she litigated asylum, deportation, and employment-based immigration benefits matters.
  • Scott Bratton, Cleveland, OH
    Scott Bratton is a partner at Margaret Wong & Associates Co., LPA. He heads the litigation and removal department. His practice focus is litigation, removal defense, asylum, complex adjustment and naturalization cases, and criminal law. Mr. Bratton is the Ohio AILA EOIR Liaison Chair. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers.
  • Mark R. von Sternberg, New York, NY
    Mark R. von Sternberg is a senior attorney with Catholic Charities Community Services/Archdiocese of New York where he concentrates on immigration and asylum litigation. He is a faculty member at Pace University School of Law where he teaches general immigration and comparative refugee law as well as at St. John's and New York Law Schools where he co-teaches an immigrant and refugee rights clinic. In 2002, he received the AILA Pro Bono Award.

The cost is AILA Members: $129 and Non-AILA Members: $199. You can register securely online using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card. Please note that if you use the online registration, you do not need to download the registration form and send it in. You can also download and complete the registration form. Please fax the completed form with payment information to the AILA National Office at 202-783-7853. Registration fee includes toll-free number for callers in the U.S. Callers outside the U.S. should contact for information about how to connect to the call and additional direct dial charges that apply. Registration is limited to one participant per connection for the event. Please do not share call-in information with other users, as you will be billed for each connection associated with your name. The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 25, at 11:59 pm eastern time. No refunds will be given after the session has started. Registrants will receive confirmation of their participation via email the day before the session starts. No additional notices will be provided.

Tuition Assistance Program:
Full and partial tuition assistance will be offered for all AILA National CLE programming based on need and availability. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, attorneys in non-profit or legal service organizations, attorneys seeking to devote their skills to public service, law students, and unemployed attorneys. Preference will be given to AILA members and applicants who have not received a prior award. Please complete the Tuition Assistance Application for consideration. No phone calls, please.

  • CLE Credit Comments: AILA audio and web seminars are either pre-approved or are approvable for MCLE credit in most jurisdictions that permit credit for live, interactive audio and web seminars. Please check AILA's CLE Center to learn the accreditation status for your state. If you have any questions relating to CLE credit, please contact the Education Department at