Conference Agenda

AILA Ohio CLE Conference Schedule 2018

Updated 2018 Conference Schedule with Course Description

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

1:00pm-3:00pm Consular Processing and I-864’s

Speakers: Jennifer Snead, Mark Nesbitt, Russel Menyhart

3:00pm-5:00pm Immigration Court Hearings: Bond and More

Speakers/Actors: Scott Bratton, Blake Somers, Matt Benson, Amy Bittner

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Consular Processing




  • Jennifer Snead (DL)
  • Mark Nesbit
  • Russell Menyhart



3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Mock Immigration Court Hearing




  • Scott Bratton 
  • Matt Benson 
  • Blake Somers 
  • Amy Bittner 




5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Happy Hour: Sponsored by Languages Creative, LLC 
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
7:00am -7:55am Registration and Breakfast
7:55am-8:15am Welcome and thank you from Chapter Chair and Keynote Speaker, Ben Johnson, Esq., Executive Director, AILA
 8:30am-9:45am Hot Topics with AILA National President Anastasia Tonello, David Leopold, and more to be announced
 10:00am-11:00am Access to Justice with Karen Lucas from the AIC, Eugenio Mollo, and Camille Gill
 11:00am-12:00pm Litigation Update with Rob Cohen, Leslie Dellon, and Maria Baldini




Removal Track

Business Track

 1:00pm-2:00pm  Juvenile Panel with Jessica Ramos, Kimberly Jordan, and Tania Nemer RFE’s (H-1Bs, L-1s) Bennett R. Savitz, Chair of the USCIS HQ Committee, Theresa Corcoran, and Michael Hammond
 2:00pm-2:45pm Waivers with Ally Bolour, Heather Prendergast, and more  Buy American, Hire American with Maria Schneider, Ellen Freeman, and Drew Zeltner
 2:45pm-3:45pm Asylum with Jessica Larson, Amanda Crews Slezak, and more Advanced PERM with Vincent Lau, David Cook, and more
 3:45pm-4:00pm  Break
 4:00pm-5:00pm Removal Proceedings with Jesse Lloyd, Alex Cuic, and Aaron Hall USCIS Interviews with Neil Fleisher, Staci Jenkins, and Stephanie Reither