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Immigration Section Webinar Lunch & Learn


Topic: J-1 Waivers

Brian Schmitt, Esq.
Hake & Schmitt 

Brian Schmitt is the president Hake & Schmitt in Westminster, Maryland, where he concentrates on all kinds of waiver applications with an emphasis on J-1 waivers.  In particular, he focuses on Form I-612 hardship and persecution waivers, handling such matters at all stages, including administrative appeals and federal litigation.  He is interested in litigation involving judicial review of J-1 waiver denials based on negative State Department Recommendations.  He holds memberships in the following organizations: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), International Medical Graduate Taskforce (comprising J-1 lawyers across the United States), IMMLOG Listserve, AILA Military Assistance Program (AILA MAP), and the ABA Military Pro Bono Project.  He serves on the editorial board of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin.  He is currently the sole updating author of the J Visa Guidebook, a greater than 3,300 page treatise on J-1 law.  He is also a Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate (Reserve), in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he focuses on military justice (criminal law), administrative law, international and operational law, and legal assistance.  He is particularly interested in military-immigration law issues.  He received his B.S. in General Biology from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  He received his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan.

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$10 Non-MSBA Members


This is informational only and no CLE credit will be offered for the surrounding MCLE states.

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May 4, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


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Immigration Section Webinar Lunch & Learn