Jeff D. Joseph, Esq.

Senior Partner / Director of Corporate Immigration & Employer Compliance
P:303-297-9171
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Jeff D. Joseph, Esq.
Jeff D. Joseph, Esq.

Jeff Joseph is a graduate of the University of Denver, College of Law. He is a past Chapter Chair of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a past elected director on the AILA National Board of Governors. Mr. Joseph currently serves on the national liaison committee between US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and AILA and as Chair of the AILA Federal Court Litigation Section. He has formerly served in numerous leadership positions in AILA including as Chair of the AILA National 2011 Annual Conference, the AILA National Liaison Committee with the headquarters of the Executive Office for Immigration Review for two years, two terms as chair of the AILA Amicus Committee, for three years as a member of the National US Citizenship and Immigration Services Liaison Committee and for three years as a member of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison Committee. Mr. Joseph was on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council from 2006-2012 and served as Chair of the Litigation Action Committee.

In 2004, he received the Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award from AILA. In 2005, he was named a finalist in the Denver Bar Association/Denver Business Journal Best of the Bar Awards. In 2008, Mr. Joseph was nominated by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s “Forty under 40” which recognizes forty young entrepreneurs for their business skills, leadership and community service. In 2009-2015, Mr. Joseph was selected by his peers for inclusion into the Best Lawyers in America in the field of immigration. And, in 2015 was named Best Immigration Lawyer of the Year in Denver by Best Lawyers. In 2006 through 2015, Mr. Joseph was named a Colorado Superlawyer by Colorado Superlawyer Magazine. 5280 Magazine also named Mr. Joseph a “Top Lawyer” in the area of immigration law for 2006 through 2015. Joseph Law Firm, P.C. has also been ranked as a Top Tier law firm in the field of Immigration Law by U.S. News and World Reports. In 2008, Mr. Joseph was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to the Colorado Nonimmigrant Agricultural Seasonal Worker Pilot Program Advisory Council.

He has been qualified as an expert witness before the state and federal courts on employment-related and criminal-related immigration issues, and is a frequent local and national lecturer on various immigration topics. Mr. Joseph has been a speaker at the annual AILA conferences every year since 2001, and he has also addressed numerous other regional and state immigration conferences.

In addition to his immigration experience, Mr. Joseph also serves as Secretary of the Board of the Mexican Cultural Center, as founder and co-chair of Urban Nights Denver to benefit Urban Peak and as Secretary of the Joseph Family Foundation. Mr. Joseph is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, and the Colorado GLBT Bar Association.

Mr. Joseph has represented clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and the Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has published several opinions in those courts.

Education:

  • University of Denver, College of Law - J.D.
  • Wake Forest University - B.A. English, cum laud

Civic & Community Activities:

  • Secretary of the Board of the Mexican Cultural Center
  • Founder and Co-chair of Urban Nights Denver
  • Secretary of the Joseph Family Foundation

Languages:

  • Spanish
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Bar Admissions:

  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Colorado GLBT Bar Association

Court Admissions:

  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Service
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • Board of Immigration Appeals
  • U.S. District Court
  • Circuit Courts of Appeals

Professional Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, University of Denver, College of Law
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Trustee, American Immigration Council
  • Board of Directors, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), 2000 - 2003
  • Board of Directors, Mexican Cultural Center, 2010 to present
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, February 2015 to present
  • Colorado Bar Association Civil Rights Committee 2014 to present
  • Colorado Bar Association Balanced Legal Career Committee 2014 to present
  • Colorado Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 2013 to present
  • Sustaining Member, National Immigration Project, National Lawyer’s Guild
  • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Board Member, Joseph Family Foundation, 2007 to present
  • Co-Chair, Urban Nights Denver—Fundraiser for Urban Peak of Colorado, 2012 to present
  • Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Bar Association Practice Monitor, 2013 to present
  • Mile High Young Professionals, Philanthropy Committee, 2015 to present

Honors & Awards:

  • 2004 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer of the Year Award (Given at the annual awards ceremony of the American Immigration Lawyers Association to one young lawyer who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the field of immigration law).
  • 2005 Finalist in the Denver Business Journal, Denver Bar Association, “Best of the Bar Awards” in the area of Immigration Law
  • 2006-2016 named as a “Top Lawyer” in the area of immigration law in Colorado, 5280 Magazine
  • 2014 “Top Lawyer” Immigration, 5280 Magazine
  • 2006-2016 “Superlawyer” Colorado Superlawyers Magazine
  • 2008 nominated by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s “Forty under 40’ for business skills, leadership and community service.
  • 2010-2016 named to the Best Lawyers in America in the field of immigration law
  • 2015 Best Immigration Lawyer of the Year in Denver, Best Lawyers
  • 2010-2016 named by U.S. News and World Report as a top-rated law firm in immigration law
  • 2011 Presidents Commendation Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association for Outstanding Service to the Association as Chair of the 2011 AILA Annual Conference
  • 2006 to Present, Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Recognition Award

Expert Witness Experience:

  • U.S. v. Amaya: Criminal Case No. 09-cr-00192-PAB (U.S. District Court)
  • In re. Jose Saenz: , W.C. #4-380-434 (Administrative Workers Compensation Case)
  • People v. Agbo, 07 CR 171 (Douglas County)
  • Maritza Ramos Arevalo v. Sonrise Pilot, LLC, 09-cv-03031-RPM (consolidated with 10-cv-00010-PAB-MJW (pending case, U.S. District Court) (depositions only)
  • U.S. v. Jose Gabino Rodriguez-Rivera, 09-cr-00189-CMA (U.S. District Court) (appointed as an immigration expert by U.S. District Court)
  • In re: ______________, (Colorado Supreme Court, Attorney Regulation Counsel), Provided expert opinion memo regarding claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and attorney malfeasance on behalf of Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulations Counsel.
  • In re Marriage of Ahmed, (District Court, Adams County), Qualified as an expert in immigration law for contested divorce case.
  • U.S. v. Jumaev, 12-cr-00033-JLK (U.S. District Court) (appointed as an immigration expert by the U.S. District Court)
  • In re: ______________, (Colorado Supreme Court, Attorney Regulation Counsel), Appointed as an expert on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel in case that went to formal proceedings.
  • U.S. v. Dien Thanh Ngo, 13-cr-00181-REB (U.S. Distrrict Court) (appointed as an immigration expert by the U.S. District Court).
  • In re: ______________. (Colorado Supreme Court, Attorney Regulation Counsel), Appointed as an expert on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel in a case that went to formal proceedings. Later appointed as practice monitor after the case settled.

Published Cases:

  • Riley v. INS, 310 F.3d 1253 (10th Cir. 2002) which expanded on the Supreme Court’s decision in INS v. St. Cyr, and in the 10th circuit established the right to habeas review in non-criminal as well as criminal cases. Riley also established in the 10th circuit the right to invoke equitable tolling to the 90 day statute of limitation on motions to reopen based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Nahatchevska v. Ashcroft, 317 F.3d 1226 (10th Cir. 2003) regarding the mailbox rule in immigration proceedings
  • Vo v. Greene, 109 F. Supp. 2d 1281 (D. Colo. 2000) declared 236(c) unconstitutional, but would later be overturned by the Supreme Court.
  • Yuk v. Ashcroft, 355 F.2d 1222 (10th Cir. 2004) is cited for the proposition that it does not offend due process for the BIA to affirm the decision of the immigration judge without opinion.
  • Berrum-Garcia v. Ashcroft, 390 F.3d 1158 (10th Cir. 2004) going the opposite way of the Ninth and Eight Circuits and finding that reinstatement of removal does not offend due process
  • Pineda v. Ashcroft, Docket Nos. 03-9501 and 04-9590 (10th Cir. Oct. 26, 2005) regarding equitable tolling on motions to reopen;
  • Ballesteros v. Ashcroft, 452 F.3d 1153 (10th Cir. 2006) found client to be an aggravated felon, but overturned on rehearing and the court found that multiple drug possession offenses do not constitute an aggravated felony and remanded the case for a new hearing;
  • Ballesteros v. Gonzalez, 482 F.3d 1205 (10th Cir. 2007) found that multiple drug offenses do not constitute an aggravated felony and remanded the case for a new hearing;
  • Valdez-Sanchez v. Gonzales, 485 F.3d 1084 (10th Cir. 2007) finding the application of the unlawful status and reinstatement of removal unconstitutional to conduct that predated the effective date of the statute;
  • Iliev v. Holder, Docket, No. 09-9517 (10th Cir. July 19, 2010) finding that federal courts retain jurisdiction to review denials of good faith marriage determinations in petitions to remove conditions on residency;
  • Al-Karim v. Mukasey, Docket No. 08-00671, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28815 (D. Colo., March 25, 2009) found jurisdiction over mandamus suit in delayed residency application based on alleged terrorism related inadmissibility and ordered the government to adjudicate the case in 60 days.

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Publications:

  • “Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions” COLORADO RAP, JOURNAL OF THE COLORADO CRIMINAL DEFENSE BAR, January 2001
  • “Attacking the Notice to Appear and Holding the INS to the Burden of Proof” Paper presented at the 2001, annual convention of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • “Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions,” TRIAL TALK, JOURNAL OF THE COLORADO TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, November 2001, edition
  • “Attacking the Notice to Appear and Holding the INS to the Burden of Proof,” TRIAL TALK, JOURNAL OF THE COLORADO TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, November 2001, edition
  • “Attacking the Notice to Appear and Holding the INS to the Burden of Proof,” Published in the Conference Manual for the Northwest Regional Immigration Conference 2002
  • “Practice What you Preach, Preach What You Practice: The Top Ten Tips for Advocacy,” Published in the Conference Manual for the Midyear AILA Conference, 2005
  • “Waivers and Relief from Removal: Recent Developments in Removal Defense and Waiver Law,” Conference Manual for the Florida State Bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, February 2006
  • “Getting Out More: Challenging Unlawful Detention in Immigration Court,” Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, June 2006
  • “Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions,” COLORADO LAWYER, JOURNAL OF THE COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION, October 2006
  • Contributing Editor, Immigration Edition of the COLORADO LAWYER, October 2006.
  • Contributing Editor, LITIGATION TOOLBOX, AILA publications, September 2007
  • “Getting Out More: Challenging Unlawful Detention in Immigration Court,” Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention (updated) June 2008
  • “Thinking Outside the Bureaucratic Box, Using the Federal Court to Challenge Unlawful Agency Action,” Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention 2009
  • “’Knowledge’ in the Context of Suspect Documents,” Contributing Author, Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention 2010
  • “The Slow and Painful Death of the Categorical Approach in Immigration Cases,” Author, Central Florida and South Florida Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association Florida Chapter Annual Conference Manual 2009 and updated in 2010 and again updated in 2011
  • “The Importance of Being Earnest to Find the ‘Right’ Circuit to Litigate your Immigration Case,” South Florida Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association South Florida Chapter Annual Conference Manual 2009 and updated in 2010, published in Westlaw’s Immigration Briefings, 2009
  • “When the Honeymoon Comes to an End, Representing Foreign Nationals in I-751 Removal of Conditions Cases,” Texas Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter Annual Conference Manual, April 2010
  • “Representing Employers in Federal I-9 Enforcement Actions,” Contributing Author, Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, 2010
  • “What Every Human Resources Professional and In-House Counsel Needs to Know about Immigration Law,” Contributing Author, Colorado Bar Association, Employment Law CLE Conference Manual, 2011
  • “Representing Employers in Federal Employer Compliance Debarment Actions,” Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, 2011
  • “Demonstrating Hardship in Cancellation of Removal Cases,” Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, 2011
  • “Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof in Removal Proceedings and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof,” Conference Manual for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fall Conference, 2011
  • Contributing Author, “Board of Immigration Appeals Review of Immigration Court Removal Decisions,” IMMIGRATION LAW FOR THE COLORADO PRACTITIONER, Colorado Bar Association, Published, November 2011
  • Contributing Author, “Federal Court Review of Deportation and Immigration Court Removal Decisions and Other Federal Court Challenges to Agency Actions,” IMMIGRATION LAW FOR THE COLORADO PRACTITIONER, Colorado Bar Association, Published, November 2011
  • Contributing Author, “Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof in Removal Proceedings and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof” American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Bar Association, Published, February 2012
  • Contributing Author, “Inadmissibility Issues for the Business Practitioner,” Conference Manual for the 2012 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Published June 2012
  • Contributing Author, “Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Published October 2012
  • Contributing Author, “Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof” American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter, Published February, 2013
  • Contributing Author, Federal Court Litigation Institute, Manual and Materials, March 2013
  • Contributing Author, Federal Bar Association, Immigration Section, Annual CLE, “Pointers and Pitfalls of the Provisional Waiver Process: Tips for a Successful I-601A Application,” May 2013
  • Contributing Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, “Overview of Burden of Proof Considerations in Removal Proceedings,” June 2013
  • Contributing Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, “Overview of Burden of Proof Considerations in Removal Proceedings,” October 2013
  • Contributing Author, South Florida Bar Association and South Florida Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Immigration Law Update, “Writing Successful Motions and Memos Based on Descamps, Moncrieffe, and Other Important Case Law,” Miami, Florida, February 2014
  • Contributing Author, New England Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, “In Depth Review of Certain BIA and Federal Court Cases,” Boston, Massachusetts, March 2014
  • Contributing Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference Practice Pointers (2014), “Cleaning Up Your Client’s Mess,” June 2014
  • Contributing Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference (2014), “Advanced Form I-9 Issues and Employer Compliance,” October 2014
  • Contributing Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mexico City Chapter (2014), “Is There Any Hope for the Terminal Consular Case?” November 2014
  • Contributing Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York City Chapter (2014), “Proactive Employer Compliance in a World of Increased FDNS Investigations,” December 2014
  • Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association and Florida Bar Association, South Florida Chapter (2015) “Pointers and Pitfalls of the Provisional Waiver Process: Tips for a Successful I-601A,” February 2015
  • Contributing Author, Federal Court Litigation Institute, Manual and Materials, March 2015
  • Contributing Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Washington D.C., “Advanced Issues in Worksite Enforcement and Compliance,” June 2015
  • “When Your Client Tells a Lie; Advanced Concept on the Use of the 212(i) and 237(a)(1)(H) Waiver,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2015
  • Author, “Inadmissibility Clauses for the Consular Practitioner,” Latin American and Caribbean Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2015
  • Author, American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Conference, “Hottest BIA Cases of 2015,” February 2016

Speaking Engagements:

  • Colorado Bar Association Convention, Vail, Colorado 1999
  • Colorado Bar Association Convention, Keystone, Colorado, Sept. 2000
  • Public Defender’s Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dec. 1999
  • Public Defender’s Conference, Snowmass, Colorado, Sept. 2002
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, CLE on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions, Nov. 2000, Jan. 2002, Mar. 2002
  • Colorado Continuing Legal Education Program, Defending Non-Citizens in Immigration Proceedings, Jan. 2002, Oct. 2002, Oct. 2005
  • CJA Annual CLE, Representing Immigrants in Criminal Proceedings, Sept. 2002
  • American Immigration Lawyers Annual National Convention, Attacking the Notice to Appear in Deportation Proceedings, and Holding the INS to the Burden of Proof, June 2001 (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Annual National Convention, Bond Proceedings in Immigration Court, June 2002 (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Unlawful Presence issues, June 2003 (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Bi-Annual Litigation Training Conference, permanent faculty member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions CLE Conference, December 2003, (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Criminal Consequences of Crimes, June 2004 (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Leadership and Advocacy Training Seminar, July 2004 (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Teleconference on Detention Strategy, August 2004 (invited speaker)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Mid-Year Conference, January 2005, Advocacy Panel (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Fundamentals Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2005, (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Waivers and Relief from Removal—Masters Track, Salt Lake City Utah, June 2005 (invited speaker and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Litigation Conference, Seattle Washington, September 2005 (invited speaker, contributing author and panelist)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fundamentals Conference, Waivers and Relief from Removal, Chicago Illinois, March 2006 (invited speaker and panelist)
  • Florida Bar Association, South Florida AILA Chapter, Annual Immigration Update, Waivers of Relief from Removal, March 2006 (contributing author and invited speaker and panelist).
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Detention Issues and Strategies—Advanced Track, San Antonio Texas, June 2006 (discussion leader and contributing author).
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Web Teleconference, Unlawful Presence and Maintenance of Status, August 2006
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fall Conference, Maintaining Status for Business Clients—New York City, September 2006 (invited speaker and panelist).
  • Colorado Public Defender’s Office, Annual Conference, September 2006, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions (invited speaker and panelist).
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Web Teleconference, Federal Court Mandamus Actions to Challenge Naturalization Denials, November 2006, (invited speaker and panelist).
  • Colorado Organization of Victims Advocates, Annual Conference, Protecting Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, November 2006 (invited speaker).
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Teleconference, Criminal Immigration Primer for the Business Immigration Attorney, February 2007.
  • Florida Bar Association, South Florida AILA Chapter, Annual Immigration Update, Waivers of Relief from Removal, February 2007 (contributing author and invited speaker and panelist).
  • Douglas County Bar Association, presenter on employer compliance and worksite enforcement (invited speaker), February 2008
  • Florida Bar Association, South Florida AILA Chapter, Annual Immigration Update, Relief before USCIS, DHS and the Courts, BIA and Federal Court update, Immigration Consequences of Pleas and Convictions (contributing author and invited speaker and moderator), February 2008.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fundamentals Conference, Anaheim, California, Overview of Immigration Law, March 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Spring Conference, Panelist on current issues in the Executive Office of Immigration Review with members of the Board of Immigration Appeals, Executive Office for Immigration Review headquarters and the Chief Immigration Judge, Washington D.C., March 2008
  • Glendale Police Force, Training on U visas and working with victims of crime, Glendale, Colorado, April 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, presentation on the burden of proof in removal proceedings, Denver, Colorado, April 2008
  • Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference, debate with Restrictionist, Frosty Wooldridge, invited speaker, Denver, Colorado, June 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2008 Annual Conference, Getting Out of Custody: Mandatory detention, bond and parole, (contributing author and moderator).
  • Sterling Educational Seminars, Business Immigration issues, October 2008 (invited speaker)
  • Florida Bar Association, South Florida AILA Chapter, Annual Immigration Update, Removal Defense and Federal Court Litigation (contributing author and invited speaker and moderator), February 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Web Podcast on Humanitarian Parole, participating speaker, March 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009 Annual Conference, Federal Court Challenges to Unlawful Agency Action (contributing author and invited speaker and moderator), June 2009
  • Colorado Livestock Association, Presentation on I-9s and Employer Compliance in an Obama Administration, Presenter, August, 2009
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Overview of Immigration Law and Prospects for Immigration Reform, Presenter and Discussion Leader, October 2009
  • Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions, October 2009
  • African Community of Colorado, Overview of Immigration Laws, Presenter, October 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009 Fall Conference, Business Issues in Immigration, Table Discussion Leader, October 2009
  • Colorado Department of Health and Human Services, HIV issues for Non-citizens, Presenter, November, 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Crimes Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, Speaker, December 2009
  • Florida Bar Association, South Florida AILA Chapter, Annual Immigration Update, Sophisticated Defenses to Removal and Cross Circuit Issues in Immigration (contributing author and invited speaker and moderator), February 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association Federal Practice CLE: Immigration Update, speaker, February 2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter, Annual Conference, Immigration Update, Advanced Issues in I-751 Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residency (contributing author and moderator), April 2010
  • Immigration Lawyers on the Web, Teleconference on Custody, Voluntary Departure and Judicial Review, speaker, May 2010
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Colorado Bar Association, Annual Immigration Law CLE, Immigration 101 (contributing author and speaker), May 2010
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Panel and Presentation on the Arizona Immigration Law, S.B. 1070, speaker, June 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, contributing author and moderator, Representing Employers in I-9 Enforcement Actions, July 2010
  • Rocky Mountain Paralegals Association, Hot Topics in Immigration Law, panelist, August 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Fall Conference, San Antonio, Texas, moderator, Advanced Issues in Employment-Based Adjustment of Status, September 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter, Annual Conference (contributing author and panelist), Advanced Removal Defense Strategies, October 2010.
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Global Health Symposium, Speaker, Issues involving Immigrants with HIV and AIDS, October 2010
  • Pillar Institute of Continuing Education, The Arizona Law and It’s Implications for Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 2010
  • Colorado African Community, Presentation on Naturalization, November 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter, Annual Conference, Moderator, Motions to Reopen Removal Proceedings, December 2010
  • Colorado Livestock Association, Speaker, I-9 Issues and Employer Compliance, December 2010
  • Colorado African Community, Presentation on Immigration Issues, December 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, Presenter and Speaker on Supreme Court decisions from 2010 on immigration law, January 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Presenter and Speaker on Webinar on Crimes and Vices and the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions, January 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Bar Association Annual Conference, Moderator and Contributing Author, Federal Court Update on Immigration Cases and Speaker and Contributing Author on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas and Convictions, February 2011
  • Denver Kids and Denver Public Schools, Presentation on Immigration Issues facing undocumented youth in Colorado, February 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Speaker, Matter of Silva-Trevino and the Categorical Approach to Crimes, April 2011
  • Colorado Department of Education, Migrant Resources Center, Montrose and Grand Junction, Presenter, Immigration Law 101, April 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association, Practicing Immigration Law in the Absence of Immigration Reform, Speaker, Detention Issues, April 2011
  • Rossdale Education Group, National Teleconference on Employment Based Immigration Law and Employer Compliance, Speaker, April 2011
  • Kaplan Paralegal School, Hot Topics in Immigration Law, Speaker, May 2011
  • University of Denver Institute for Public Policy, Panelist on Creating the Perfect Immigration System, Moderated by Governor Richard Lamm, May 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association, Annual Employment Law Update, What Every Human Resources Manager and In-House Counsel Needs to Know About Immigration Law, May 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011 Annual Conference, San Diego, California, Moderator, Plenary Session, Hot Topics in Immigration Law, June 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011 Fall Conference, Denver, Colorado, Moderator, Rules of Evidence and Trial Practice in Immigration Proceedings, September 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law Section, Speaker, Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Foreign Athletes, Entertainers, Artists and Models, October 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011 Solo and Small Business CLE, Growing Forward With Your Practice and Using Strategic Planners, Speaker, Washington D.C. October 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Speaker, Rules of Evidence and Trial Practice in Immigration Court Proceedings, November 2011
  • Regis College, Presenter, Immigration Issues in Criminal Cases, November 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner, Speaker, Federal Court Challenges to Agency Action, November 2011
  • University of Northern Colorado, Extension Program, Speaker, Proactive Employer Compliance, November 2011
  • El Paso County Bar Association, Immigration 101, Speaker, January 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association, Immigration at a Crossroads, Overview of Immigration Law and Procedures, Speaker, January 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Web Teleconference, K-1 Fiancee Visas, January 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Bar Association Annual Conference, Moderator and Contributing Author, Burdens of Proof in Immigration Adjudications and Proceedings and Speaker Child Status Protection Act, February 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Court Conference, Moderator and Contributing Author, Administrative Procedures Act Cases, Speaker and Contributing Author, Federal Court Challenges Under the Freedom of Information Act, March 2012
  • Adams County Bar Association, Speaker, Crimmigration, March 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Bar Association Chapter Meeting, Moderator, Immigration Consequences of Drug Offenses, April, 2012
  • LawLogix, Inc., Web Seminar on Law Practice Management and Electronic Forms Programs and Storage, April 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association, Small Practice Section, Speaker and Contributing Author, Show Me the Money: Best Practices for Getting Paid, May 2012
  • Federal Bar Association, Annual Conference, Moderator and Contributing Author, Federal Court Challenges to Agency Action, Speaker, Post Conviction Relief Post Padilla v. Kentucky, May 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Moderator and Contributing Author, Inadmissibility Issues for Business Immigration Attorneys, June 2012
  • Criminal Defense Bar DUI Think Tank, Speaker, Immigration Consequences of Alcohol Offenses, June 2012
  • University of Denver, Enrichment Program, Speaker, Immigration Issues in the 2012 Election, September 2012
  • Viva Colorado, Panelist and Presenter, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, September 2012 Educa Radio Program, Presenter, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, September 2012
  • Immigration Lawyers on the Web, Speaker, Criminal and Federal Court Issues in Immigration law, September 2012
  • Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, First Annual Regional Conference, Speaker and Contributing Author, Burdens of Proof in Immigration Proceedings and Adjudications, October 2012
  • Hospitality Human Resources Association, Proactive Employer Compliance and I-9 Presentation, October 2012
  • Immigrant’s List CLE, Miami, Florida, Panelist, Advanced Issues in Naturalization and Naturalization Claims in Federal Court, October 2012
  • Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Speaker, Representing the Criminal-Alien Respondent, January 2013
  • Florida Bar Association and South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Associatin, Annual CLE, Discussion leader and panelist, BIA and Federal Court Update, Developments in “Crimmigration”, February 2013
  • Legacy Denver, Presenter, Immigration Reform 2013, February 2013
  • Immigration Lawyers on the Web, Speaker, Removal Grounds and Defenses to Removal, February 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Court Litigation Institute, Faculty Member, March 2013
  • Colorado Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Members Division, Speaker, Federal Court Challenges to Agency Action, April 2013
  • Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Section Annual CLE, Speaker, USCIS Hot Topics, Matter of Silva-Trevino and Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude, May 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Panelist and Discussion Leader, USCIS Hot Topics Panel, Burdens of Proof in Immigration Adjudications, June 2013
  • University of Denver, School of Continuing Education, Lecture to Immigration Policy Class on Immigration Reform, September 2013
  • Boys and Girls Club, Denver Quality After School Connection, Presentation on Immigration Reform, October 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Speaker, Burdens of Proof in Immigration Proceedings and Adjudications, October 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Web Seminar, Discussion Leader, I- 601A Provisional Waivers: What You Need to Know, October 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association: Web Seminar, Speaker, An Ethical Look at Accepting Fees Before Immigration Reform, November 2013
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Colorado Chapter, New Members Division, Presenter, Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude, Matter of Silva Trevino, and the analysis after Moncrieffe and Deschamps, November 2013
  • Immigration Lawyers on the Web, Teleconference, Presenter: The Three C’s: Citizenship, Card and Claims, January 2014
  • Florida Bar Association and South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Immigration Law Update, Discussion Leader, Federal Court and Board of Immigration Appeals Update, and Speaker, Crimmigration, Miami, Florida, February 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Discussion Leader, Federal Court Challenges to Agency Action, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter Annual Conference, Speaker, Federal Court and BIA update, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2014
  • El Paso County Bar Association, Speaker, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Immigration Analysis of Crimes after Moncrieffe, Descamps and Silva Trevino, March 2014
  • Boys and Girls Club of America, Rocky Mountain Youth Development Conference, Speaker, Immigration Reform and Prospects for Undocumented Youth, Denver, Colorado, April 2014
  • Federal Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, Speaker, Waivers and Relief from Removal and Analyzing Crimes in Immigration Cases after Moncrieffe and Descamps, Memphis, Tennessee, May 2014
  • Immigrant Pathway Institute, Speaker, Identifying Immigration Solutions and The Role of the Advocate and Interview Skills, Denver, Colorado, May 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Speaker, Cleaning Up Your Client’s Mess, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Moderator, Advanced Issues in Worksite Enforcement, October 2014
  • Colorado State University, Student Legal Services, Presenter on Immigration Options for Foreign Students, October 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mexico City Chapter, Moderator, Is There Any Hope for the Terminal Case at the Consulate, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter Conference, Moderator, “Proactive Employer Compliance in a World of Increased FDNS Investigations,” New York, New York, December 2014
  • EDUCA Radio, Guest Presenter, “Obama’s Executive Action Announcement and Immigration Options.” December 2014
  • 1150 AM Radio, Guest Presenter, “Obama’s Executive Action Announcement and Immigration Options,” December 2014
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Presenter, “DACA and DAPA under President Obama’s Executive Action Announcement and Options for Immigrant Families,” January 2015
  • 1150 AM Radio, Guest Presenter, “Obama’s Executive Action Announcement and Immigration Options, Q&A,” January 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association and Florida Bar Association, South Florida Chapter, Moderator, “Hottest BIA and Federal Court Cases of 2014,” February 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association and Florida Bar Association, South Florida Chapter, Presenter, “Advanced Issues in Removal Defense and Waivers,” February 2015
  • Hospitality Human Resources Association, Presenter, “What Every Human Resources Professional Needs to Know about President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration.” February 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Federal Court Litigation Section Annual Litigation Institute, Co-Chair, and Faculty Member, Washington D.C. March 2015
  • Colorado Livestock Association, Presenter, “What All Employers Need to Know About President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration.” March 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Panelist, “Hot Topics and Open Forum with AILA Liaison and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Leadership,” Washington D.C., April 2015
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Development Conference, Presenter, “President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration and What it Means for Undocumented Youth and Their Families,” April 2015
  • Federal Bar Association, Immigration Section Annual CLE, Speaker, “Advance Parole and Travel after Arrabelly and Yerrabally,” and “Developments in Prosecutorial Discretion,” Memphis, TN, May 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Moderator, “Advanced Issues in Worksite Enforcement and Compliance,” Washington D.C., June 2015
  • Speaker, “ Ethical Issues in Representing Individuals Who May Qualify for Deferred Action,” Organization Bar Investigators Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, September 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference, Moderator, “When Your Client Tells a Lie: Fraud, Misrepresentation and Waivers,” Minneapolis, MN, October 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Moderator, “Bringing Your Clients Into Compliance and Starting a Worksite Enforcement Practice,” Denver, CO, October 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Latin America and Caribbean Chapter, Annual Conference, Moderator, “Inadmissibility Issues for the Consular Practitioner,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2015
  • Presentation, Colorado Livestock Association, “When ICE Comes Knocking: Rights of an Employer in a Worksite Investigation,” Greeley, CO, December 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Conference, “BIA and Federal Court Update,” Miami, FL, February 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Conference, “Advanced Concepts in Naturalization,” Miami, FL, February 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Spring CLE Conference, “Entrepreneurship 101: How to Be Successful in the Business of Law,” Las Vegas, NV, February 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Spring CLE Conference, “Growing Forward with Your Practice,” Las Vegas, NV, February 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 13th Annual New England Immigration Law Conference, “Trends in Federal Court and Appellate Practice,” Boston, MA, March 2016