Immigration Law And NAFTA In The Post-9/11 Era

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 01:00

On Wednesday, November 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m, the Boston Bar Association will sponsor a seminar titled U.S. and Canadian Immigration Law Perspectives on the North American Free Trade Agreement in the Post-9/11 Era.The location will be 16 Beacon Street, Boston.

Program moderators Douglas D. Hauer, Esq., Chin & Curtis, LLP and Ellen S. Kief, Esq., Law Office of Ellen S. Kief will be joined by panelists Seth Dalfen and Avi Gomberg, Gomberg Dalfen; William Z. Reich and Andrew Wilson, Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP.

The continuous flow of goods, services and people between the U.S. and Canada requires an understanding of how the government agencies interpret the immigration provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This panel will discuss topics such as NAFTA's immigration provisions for professional workers; the scope of permissible business visitor activities under NAFTA; criminal issues and questions of admissibility at the U.S./Canadian border; similarities and differences in the cultures of adjudication within Canadian and U.S. agencies dealing with immigration; and practical considerations for U.S. employers considering Canada as an alternative location for employing professionals in light of the H-1B cap.

For details on registration fees and available CLE credits, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register call (617) 742-0615 or visit