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Perfecting Your Immigration Law Practice

In the field of immigration law practice, there are annual conferences hosted by the American Lawyers Association (June) and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) (May).  Many of the sessions provided in these conferences strive to provide immigration practitioners (attorneys and BIA representatives) with an opportunity to learn about updates in the industry, practice pointers, as well as general business practices. What happens if you can’t attend?  You’ll miss out on all the updates!  Today, we’ll bring you popular past articles on our Case Management Guru highlighting different ways to achieve a successful immigration practice.

  1. Organization: An organized practitioner should be able to track his or her productivity much more effectiveness and ease.  It’s one of the reasons why many practitioners have opted adopt a case management solution to manage their immigration law practice.
  2. Optimize: What happens after you’ve secured case management software to manage your client data and processes?  Why naturally, you’d want to optimize that software by ensuring all team members are utilizing it to its full potential.
  3. Mobility: For the practitioners on the move, it’s nice to have a mobile solution that will allow you to pull up client data whenever, wherever there is an internet connection.  The case of the practitioner in immigration court, at a detention facility, or any other off-site meeting or hearing taking notes directly in the client’s case file saves valuable time.
  4. Saving Time: One great tip to save time is by using barcode scanning technology to scan receipts.  You can hear from one prominent Ohio immigration attorney on his law practice efforts to save time and get organized.
  5. Marketing: When you’re starting your practice, or ready to expand it, exploring options for attracting new clients is critical. What steps should you take and how big of a role will social media play?
  6. Security: Cyberthieves are working a lot these days to target unsuspecting businesses and immigration attorneys are not exempt. Be prepared by ensuring you’ve taken the necessary precautions to protect your data and your client’s data.  It’s not only prudent business sense but also a professional requirement.
  7. Disaster Preparation: Whether global warming or just plain bad luck, you can never be too prepared for the unexpected.  Is your practice ready for a sudden slow-down or interruption in business?
  8. CIR Reform:  With comprehensive immigration reform looming over the horizon, will the current Senate CIR S.744 bill be passed or not?  It’s never too early to help clients, both current and future ones, prepare for inevitable change.
  9. Secrets to Success: Want to know how immigration practices become successful and stay that way?  It takes years of work but certainly a reachable goal.  Read about the tips that the successful firms have practiced.
  10. Gratitude: Showing client appreciation is an important part of any business operation.  A job well done will get you more referrals in the future and definitely rack up some good karma points.

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