R. Blake Chisam


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  • Immigration Law
    University Auburn University, B.A., 1991
    Law SchoolTemple University, J.D., 1994
    Admitted1995, New York; 1996, Maryland and Pennsylvania
    Memberships American Bar Association (Member).
    BornFt. Bragg, North Carolina, August 27, 1968

    Guest Lecturer, Temple University Beasley School of Law (2011); Contributing Editor, Immigration Practice (Juris Publishing 2008, 2009, 2010); Author (with Robert C. Divine), Immigration Practice (Juris Publishing 2005, 2006); Author, "BALCA's Health America Decision Doesn't Go Far Enough" (2006); Author, "Ethics: What Do You Do When A Qualified U.S. Worker Applies?" (2006); Author (with Ana Avendano), Immigration Issues in the Workplace, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Labor Law Series (2005); Author, "Civil & Criminal Federal Case Update" (2005); Author, "Writing and the REAL ID" (2005); Author, "H-1B Myths and Realities", American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2004-2005 Annual Handbook (2004); Author, "PERM Practice Advisory" (2004); Author, DSN Retailing Today, "The Time is Right to Reform Immigration" (2004); Author, PHJW Client Alerts, including "Key Immigration Compliance Decisions" (2002) and "The New Anti-Terrorism Act: Consequences for U.S. and Foreign Corporations" (2001); Author, "The Right to Asylum and Need for Legal Representation of People with Mental Disabilities in Immigration Proceedings", Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 511-516 (July/Aug. 2001); Author, ALI-ABA Study Materials, "Temporary Work Authorization for Specialty Occupation Workers (H-1B)", "L-1 Intracompany Transfers of Managers, Executives and Employees with Specialized Knowledge", and "Admission of Professionals Under NAFTA" (2001); Presenter, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law and NYU Annual Survey of American Law Spring 2011 Symposium, "Policing, Regulating and Prosecuting Corruption" (2011); Presenter, 41st Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute, Practicing Law Institute (2008); Presenter, 25th Annual Legislative & Regulatory Roundtable, Electronic Industries Alliance (2007); Presenter, AILA Teleconference, "Help Me Help Myself: Why Managing your Practice Well is the "Right' Thing as Well as the "Smart' Thing To Do" (2007); Presenter, AILA Teleconference, "Employment Law for Immigration Lawyers" (2007); Presenter, American Bar Association, "Immigration Issues in the Workplace" (2005); Presenter, American Bar Association, "On the Fulcrum: Managing Migration and Protecting "U.S. Workers' in the Real World Under Immigration and Employment Laws" (2005); Moderator and Presenter, Immigration Lawyers on the Web, "The REAL ID Act of 2005" (2005); Presenter, Immigration Lawyers on the Web, "PERM: An Up-to-the-Minute Course" (2005); Presenter, AILA Annual Conference, "Labor & Employment Law FAQs" (2005); Presenter, AILA Annual Conference, "H-1B Myths and Realities" (2004); Presenter, Human Resources Professionals Update, "Immigration Compliance Issues" (2004); Presenter, Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law, "Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications" and "Removal Proceedings and Defense" (2004); Presenter, Society for Philosophy and Geography, "Sentries at the Gates: The Politics of Global Migration Control" (2004); Presenter, Alabama Self Insurers Association, "Immigration Issues in the Workplace" (2004); Presenter, State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources, Refugee Program Conference, "Immigration Compliance: Exploring the Intersections of Immigration and Employment Law" (2003); Presenter, Emerging Issues in Immigration & Employment Law, "Is There Life After INS?" (2003); Presenter, Emerging Issues in Immigration & Employment Law, "Intersections of Immigration and Employment Law" (2003); Presenter, Emerging Issues in Immigration & Employment Law, "Impact of 9/11/2001" (2002); Presenter, National Alliance for Multicultural Mental Health Annual Conference, "Immigration Proceedings & the Mentally Disabled" (2002); Presenter, AILA Teleconference, "H-1Bs - Documenting Degree and Degree Equivalency and Specialty Occupations" (2002); Presenter, ABA Annual Conference, "Immigration Detention: Perversities and Prospects" (2001); Presenter, ALI/ABA Conference on Immigration Law, "Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications" (2001); Presenter, Detention Watch Network Conference, "Advanced Topics on Immigration Relief" and "New Developments in Asylum Law" (2001); Presenter, York County Bar Association CLE Program, "At the Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law: Issues, Developments & Strategies" (1998).

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    R. Blake Chisam

    1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 700
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