When the Wedding Bells Toll After the NTA Has Been Issued

Tuesday March 13

  • 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

What do you do when your client marries a U.S. citizen after being placed in proceedings? What do you ask for, who do you ask, when do you ask for it? This seminar will answer these questions and provide practical guidance at every possible setting.
Topics Include:

  • Meeting the Bona-Fide Marriage Exemption
  • Before the Immigration Judge-Before the Decision and After the Decision
  • Before the BIA-Before Its Decision and After Its Decision
  • In Federal Court


  • Linda Kenepaske (dl), New York, NY

Linda Kenepaske has been practicing immigration law for more than 20 years. As a solo practitioner, she handles all types of immigration cases, but her first love is deportation/removal defense. She has served as Chair of the AILA EOIR Liaison Committee and chair of the immigration and nationality committee of the New York City Bar Association.

  • Anthony Drago, Boston, MA

Anthony Drago, Jr. is a 1985 graduate of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and a 1988 graduate of Western New England College School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Attorney Drago is an elected member of AILA's Board of Governors and has been a mentor and speaker at AILA conferences for many years.

  • Jesse Lloyd, Oakland, CA

Jesse Lloyd is a partner with Bean + Lloyd, LLP in Oakland, primarily practicing removal defense and family-based immigration. He is the Chair of the AILA Northern California Chapter, and has held a variety of other positions for AILA at the local and national level. Jesse is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
(dl) = discussion leader. * = invited, not yet confirmed.

Cost and Registration:
The cost for AILA Members is $129 and Non-AILA Members is $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 teleconference@aila.org 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 Monday, March 12, 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 cle@aila.org.