Reverse Mortgage Litigation

CVLS has seen a drastic increase in foreclosures concerning a reverse mortgage. We’ve seen cases involving mortgage scams, phony defaults, and a variety of servicing abuses. In this training, Staff Attorney Gabriel Borges and JMLS Law Professor Dennis Smith will review the basics of reverse mortgages, types of loan defaults, loss mitigation options, and potential claims and defenses.

Preparing Hardship Cases

This presentation will focus on the nuts and bolts of putting together hardship cases for waivers and other immigration cases that require a showing of hardship to qualifying relatives, such as waivers for unlawful presence or criminal convictions, and non-LPR cancellation of removal. The focus will be less on the underlying legal situation and more on the factual elements of what constitutes hardship and how to work with clients and their families to identify and document hardships after the need and eligibility for a hardship waiver has been established.

General Foreclosure Defense

Foreclosure can be an intimidating area of law to practice. It is full of acronyms, arcane terms, and a plethora of loss mitigation programs and regulations. Staff Attorney Matthew Hulstein will cover the basics: the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law (IMFL), loss mitigation concepts, servicing requirements, and how to assess and reach your client’s goals.

U Visa and the Latest Trends

There is an annual 10,000 U Visa cap each fiscal year. There are currently over 150,604 U Visa applications pending. Once the U Visa application is approved the applicant is placed on a waiting list. What benefits can you receive while on the waiting list? How do you apply for employment authorization while you are on the waiting list? This seminar will answer these questions and more.

Overview of Immigration Law Part 2

This presentation is the second in a series of presentations that will cover the fundamentals of immigration law practice for attorneys interested in volunteering at the American Immigration Lawyers Association-Chicago Volunteer Legal Services clinic. Parts 1 and 2 will give an overview of immigration law, the most common case types encountered at the AILA Clinic, how to handle those cases, and issue-spotting.

Overview of Immigration Law Part 1

This presentation is the first in a series of presentations that will cover the fundamentals of immigration law practice for attorneys interested in volunteering at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)-Chicago Volunteer Legal Services clinic. Parts 1 and 2 will give an overview of immigration law, the most common case types encountered at the AILA Clinic, how to handle those cases, and issue-spotting.

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