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Scott Bratton Presents at AILA Conferences

Frequent presenter at legal conferences across the country, Scott E. Bratton, Margaret W. Wong & Associates Head of the Litigation and Removal Department, highly rated by peers in Ohio Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers in America, and Adjunct Faculty at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, presented last week at AILA Ohio/Michigan, and presents end of this week at AILA Colorado.

AILA Ohio & Michigan Conference

On October 10th, Scott talked to attorneys at the Ohio / Michigan joint AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers Association) chapter conference at Hilton Toledo Perrysberg, in western Ohio.  He showed them new ways of evaluating the possibility that an immigrant with criminal charges or convictions may retain their expectation of remaining in the United States.  He addressed various approaches including categorical and circumstance-specific. He discussed the viability of Silva-Trevino after Moncrieffe and Descamps, the burden of proof, and how various decisions are dead or near dead given the recent cases.

He closed by reviewing Ohio and Michigan statutes regarding felonious assault, possession / use of a controlled substance, breaking and entering, and carrying a concealed weapon.

AILA Colorado -- Rocky Mountain Immigration Law Conference

Coming up, on October 17th, at the AILA Colorado Chapter Rocky Mountain Immigration Law Conference (the conference starts Thursday the 16th at Embassy Suites Denver) Scott participates as one of a three-person panel reviewing CSPA (the Child Status Protection Act), including recent developments and case law.

The panel will review petition requirements, pending cases, how to protect children aging out of protected age groups, and how the CSPA applies to K-2 children over 21 years of age, with regards to the Matter of Le. Scott specifically plans to address who qualifies under the Child Status Protection Act and advanced strategies in utilizing it to clients' advantage.