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Immigration Law Update


Important Note:

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone Legal Excellence Week to March 14-18, 2022. 

If you are already registered, there’s no need for you to take any action at this time, your registration will automatically transfer to the new dates. If you are unable to attend the event on the new dates, please contact member services at or 410-685-7878 to cancel your registration and receive a refund.

We are excited and look forward to hosting Legal Excellence Week in the Spring both in-person and virtually. We will continue to share updates as we have them.


The MSBA is offering the newest presentation Immigration Law Updateon November 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for Day 1 of MSBA Legal Excellence Week!

Join experienced faculty as they discuss Humanitarian Status Updates, A New Dawn with USCIS, Asylum: Back from the Abyss, Practical Tips: Preventing and Resolving Consular Problems and more!


Attend Your Way – Connect With Everyone

Join us in person at Live! Casino & Hotel in Arundel Mills, Maryland or two satellite locations near you Bethesda, Maryland, or Southern Maryland or attend 100% virtually via our MSBA Learn App.  No matter how you attend you can utilize the MSBA Learn App to find, connect, and chat with sponsors, presenters, and attendees.


Access Content for 90 days After the Event

We know you’re busy!  So if you can only join us for the morning or afternoon session, don’t worry!  You’ll have access to the entire Immigration Update for 90 days after the event to enjoy when you have a moment and when it’s most convenient for you.


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Check out the Legal Excellence Weekly Pass, for one low price you can access all 8 Programs & Conferences, plus special events like the A2JC VIP Event.  See details and savings HERE.


Safety is Our Priority

If you plan to attend this event in person, please note the MSBA follows the current CDC COVID-19 Guidance, Maryland regulations and executive orders pertaining to COVID-19, and any county-specific guidelines.  Further, MSBA follows any rules and/or guidelines outlined by the host venue.

Guidance from these various resources changes often.  You will receive an email approximately seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event date with details related to any guidelines in place at that time.

If, on the day of the event, you feel unwell, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or are COVID positive, please stay home.  We will happily convert your in-person registration to a virtual attendance option when you contact our Membership team at or 410-685-7878.

In-person attendees will be required to sign and accept the linked “Attendee Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk” prior to admission to this event.


Day 1

9:00 am
Humanitarian Status Updates

Van T. Doan, Esq., Law Office of Van T. Doan, LLC

Christina Wilkes, Esq., Wilkes Legal 

10:00 am
10:10 am
Non immigrant visa (NIV) and Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) Updates

Matthew Glinsmann, Esq., Glinsmann Immigration

Klaudia Hall, Esq., Law Office of Klaudia Hall

11:00 am
11:10 am

Jon Greene,Esq., The Greene Law Firm 

Ebtehaj “Eby” Kalantar, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Washington, D.C.

12:10 pm
1:00 pm
Keynote Speaker - TBD
1:30 pm
1:40 pm
Asylum: Back from the Abyss

Tamara Jezic, Esq., Jezic & Moyse Attorneys at Law

Eileen Blessinger, Esq., Blessinger Legal PLLC 


2:40 am
2:50 pm
Practical Tips: Preventing and Resolving Consular Problems

Mandy Feuerbacher, Esq., ARGO

Jan Pederson, Esq., Wright, Constable & Skeen

3:50 pm
4:00 pm
Litigation Updates and Preserving the Record

Michelle Mendez, Esq., Catholic Legal Immigration Network 

Brad Banias, Esq., Wasden Banias

5:00 pm
Program Adjourns


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