As a former Nevada Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Las Vegas immigration attorney Margo Chernysheva works diligently to help other immigration attorneys across the United States enhance their legal skills and effectively assist their clients.
Ms. Chernysheva spoke recently to a large gathering of immigration attorneys at the 4th Annual AILA-Nevada Chapter Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “Managing a Solo or Small Practice: Business School for the Immigration Lawyer.”
The conference was held on February 22nd and 23rd at the Downtown Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Ms. Chernysheva was one of three immigration attorneys who spoke on the subject of “Growing Pains” for practitioners who focus on immigration law.
WHAT ADVICE DID THE SPEAKERS OFFER?
The speakers focused on how immigration attorneys should grow their legal practices. Specific topics included outsourcing, how and when to make staffing and hiring decisions, how to attract and keep the best personnel, and whether or not immigration lawyers should ever use surrogates.
Ms. Chernysheva provided the AILA-Nevada Conference participants her advice and insights regarding how to grow an immigration practice effectively and how to make the best possible staffing and hiring decisions.
Attorney Margo Chernysheva’s abundant legal experience includes dealing with business immigration, investor visas, immigration courts, waivers of inadmissibility, fiancée visas, and family-sponsored immigration.
Her clients include students, investors, professionals, and executives who want to invest, work, or study in the U.S. She works tirelessly to satisfy clients who seek visas, lawful permanent residency, and citizenship in the United States through naturalization.
WHAT WERE THE TOPICS OF DISCUSSION?
Attorney Chernysheva, co-panelist David Ware (an immigration lawyer in Metairie, Louisiana) and co-panelist Kirby Joseph (an immigration attorney in Aurora, Colorado) offered the attorneys at the conference a number of practical recommendations regarding:
- When to Hire?
- Associates vs. Paralegals vs. Mergers
- Leveraging Law Clerks and Volunteers
- Filling Staffing Needs
- Financial Matters to Consider when Hiring
- Attracting, Managing, and Maintaining the Best Staff
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS TO MEET?
The fate of the U.S. immigration system has never been more uncertain. What the courts, the Congress, and the current administration will decide about immigration law in the weeks and months ahead is anyone’s guess.
That’s why it’s imperative for immigration attorneys to share key information and insights with each other at these types of gatherings.
The 4th Annual AILA-Nevada Chapter Conference provided immigration lawyers with an opportunity to learn and share with one another. Discussions included specialists in business, management, finance, and human resources as well as immigration law.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE AILA?
Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association is an association of more than 8,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys:
- advise and serve U.S.-based employers who hire or seek international employees to work for them in the United States
- help international entrepreneurs and investors determine their immigration options
- assist the relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents with obtaining family visas
- provide legal assistance to those who are seeking asylum and relief from deportation
If you’re already an immigrant in the U.S., if you desire to enter the United States, or if you are an international investor, an entrepreneur, or a U.S.-based employer, let an experienced Las Vegas immigration attorney provide the reliable legal guidance you need.