Yardum-Hunter to speak at Consular Processing for Experts Teleconference

On July 16, 2009 from 11 am - 12:30 pm Pacific Time, Ms. Yardum-Hunter will speak in an ilw.com teleconference on Consular Processing for Expert. To sign up for the teleconference, go here: https://www.ilw.com/secure/a/mpaycc.asp

Topics to be covered during the teleconference include:

* Avoiding Audits and Task Forces: Best Practices in an Environment of Data-Mining and Surveillance of Immigration and Consular Applications
* Background Checks of Non-Immigrants and Immigrant Visa Applicants - Who Gets Checked, How it Gets Checked, and What to Expect
* Specific systems and criteria that State Dept. visa officials and USCIS examiners use to identify problems
* Law Firm Risk Management of high-risk clients
* Profiling and red flags that DOS and various federal agencies use to assess the persons and entities they investigate
* Resources for attorneys to develop their own risk assessments, and a practical guide to risk factors and self-audits. Guide to approaching cases like a consular examiner or USCIS examiner
* Lessons learned from Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and counter-party risk reduction programs of large international banks and accounting firms to reduce/mitigate the risks counsel is ensnared in government databases and potential investigations
* Approaches for solo practitioners and small companies to develop in-house systems to identify and mitigate risks
* Discussion of select consular posts
* Hot topics update