Immigration Law Reform and Application Practical Strategies Over Lunch

Major reforms of Immigration Law continue, new Laws, new policies and the new Tribunal. You will gain a practical understanding of the changes in the new Administrative Review Tribunal and the TSS, Student and Visitor Visa amendments. Ensure that you are able to navigate the amendments to temporary visa applications and Labour Agreements brought about in the 2024-25 Federal Budget.  Obtain practical strategies to identify problems in Visa Applications.  All in one hour bite sized sessions to fit into your busy practice.


Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $353.50
Description

Attend the full series and earn 4 CPD units including:
1 unit in Professional Skills
3 units in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


MIGRATION AGENTS CAN EARN 2 CPD POINTS 

MARA APPROVAL NUMBERS
LIVE ONLINE – SM756
ON DEMAND – DN493

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.

How to Identify PIC 4020 and s501 Problems Before the Department and Resolve Them

Tuesday, 3 September 2024

What happens if you miss spotting PIC 4020 and Section 501 problems before the Department? Gain advanced strategies from renowned immigration lawyer Simon Jeans to be proactive and safeguard your clients' interests. Discover how to effectively identify and address PIC 4020 fraud and Section 501 character issues before they disrupt visa applications, covering the entire process from start to finish. Learn what and what not to lodge, when to do so, how to conduct yourself, how to lead evidence about your client's case, and how to handle clients who seek to minimize or deny issues. Get comprehensive insights and more to navigate immigration challenges successfully.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Chair

Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Best Lawyers 2024, Australasian Lawyer 2023; Most Influential Lawyers 2023, Forbes 30 under 30

1.30pm to 2.30pm How to Identify PIC 4020 and S501 Problems Before the Department and Resolve Them

 

  • How to spot and fix PIC 4020 fraud and section 501character issues before they derail your clients' visa applications
  • What and what not to lodge, and when?
  • How to conduct?

Presented by Simon Jeans, Principal, Jeans Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law; Best Lawyers 2023, Immigration Law

Presenters

Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group
Marial Lewis is one of Australia's top immigration lawyers. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW as well as the winner of the prestigious 2021 and 2022 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 and the 2020 John Gibson Award - Young Migration Lawyer of the year by the Law Council of Australia. In 2023 she was recognised as one of the Most Influential Leading Lawyers in Australia and listed as the only woman in the Oceania region in the Women of the Future- 50 rising stars in ESG In 2022, Marial was listed in the Forbes list under 30 for social impact. Since 2022, she was recognized yearly by her international peers in the Who’s who Legal- Corporate Immigration Future Leaders and in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2023 and 2024- Immigration Law. Marial has also been a finalist in various national awards including, innovative of the year (individual), rising star of the year for the Australasian Law Awards and Women in Law, regional/suburban lawyer of the year and 30 under 30 since 2019. Marial is also a lecturer and unit coordinator in the Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and a Teaching Fellow at UNSW for subjects such Administrative law. Marial is an international and national speaker on various matters from migration law to innovation to entrepreneurship. Marial is also a mother of two little ones whom she adores dearly, keeping her always on the go. After many years in private practice including being a partner in a specialist migration law firm, Marial founded Crossover Law Group, a Newlaw migration law firm focusing on servicing private and corporate clients migration law needs by delivering a fast, efficient and transparent excellent service whilst using innovation, technology and new ideas for better delivery. Crossover Law Group has been recognised as innovative law firm of the year finalist as well as Newlaw firm of the year finalist in various awards since its inception. Marial is a passionate lawyer who works with a wide range of clients assisting them with their immigration legal goals. She is also very experienced with complicated migration law matters such as refusals, cancellations, detention, character cases, review matters at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as being a litigator in migration court cases.

Simon Jeans, Principal, Jeans Lawyers
Simon Jeans has been practising law since 1989.  He is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law and listed by Best Lawyers for Australia in Immigration Law. He has worked as an advocate for refugees and migrants with the Jesuit Refugee Service, RACS, Legal Aid (NSW), UNHCR and in his law firm. He was appointed as a member of the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal from 2010-2015.  He was engaged by the College of Law in 2019-2020 as an assessor and external moderator for the Capstone Migration Agents Assessment.

 

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Effectively Navigating Labour Agreements Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and New Changes

Tuesday, 10 September 2024

Do your research. Ensure you have all of the best practice tips, updated case law, and understand the challenges and opportunities for your immigration law clients. Effectively Navigating Labour Agreements Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and New Changes delves deep into the intricacies of immigration law in light of the latest Federal Budget. Gain insights into administrative bases where no visa pathway is available, ministerial settings governed by departmental policy, decision-making methodologies and operations, as well as the intricacies of approval, refusal, and re-submission processes.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Chair

Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Best Lawyers 2024, Australasian Lawyer 2023 Most Influential Lawyers 2023, Forbes 30 under 30

1.30pm to 2.30pm Effectively Navigating Labour Agreements Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and New Changes

 

  • What do the latest Federal Budget mean for your practice?
  • Administrative basis: no visa pathway available
  • Ministerial settings: departmental policy
  • Decision process: methodology and operation
  • Assessment: approval, refusal and re-submission
  • Deed of variation: unintended consequences
  • Complex issues: possible concessions
  • Skills shortage vs labour shortage
  • Retention strategies
  • Regulations 2.72 and 2.79
  • Regulation 2.76A (1) and section 140, subdivision GB of the Immigration Act
  • Stakeholder consultation         

Presented by Alan L Chanesman, Managing Partner, Chanesman Global

Presenters

Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group
Marial Lewis is one of Australia's top immigration lawyers. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW as well as the winner of the prestigious 2021 and 2022 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 and the 2020 John Gibson Award - Young Migration Lawyer of the year by the Law Council of Australia. In 2023 she was recognised as one of the Most Influential Leading Lawyers in Australia and listed as the only woman in the Oceania region in the Women of the Future- 50 rising stars in ESG. In 2022, Marial was listed in the Forbes list under 30 for social impact. Since 2022, she was recognized yearly by her international peers in the Who’s who Legal- Corporate Immigration Future Leaders and in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2023 and 2024- Immigration Law. Marial has also been a finalist in various national awards including, innovative of the year (individual), rising star of the year for the Australasian Law Awards and Women in Law, regional/suburban lawyer of the year and 30 under 30 since 2019. Marial is also a lecturer and unit coordinator in the Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and a Teaching Fellow at UNSW for subjects such Administrative law. Marial is an international and national speaker on various matters from migration law to innovation to entrepreneurship. Marial is also a mother of two little ones whom she adores dearly, keeping her always on the go. After many years in private practice including being a partner in a specialist migration law firm, Marial founded Crossover Law Group, a Newlaw migration law firm focusing on servicing private and corporate clients migration law needs by delivering a fast, efficient and transparent excellent service whilst using innovation, technology and new ideas for better delivery. Crossover Law Group has been recognised as innovative law firm of the year finalist as well as Newlaw firm of the year finalist in various awards since its inception. Marial is a passionate lawyer who works with a wide range of clients assisting them with their immigration legal goals. She is also very experienced with complicated migration law matters such as refusals, cancellations, detention, character cases, review matters at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as being a litigator in migration court cases.

Alan L Chanesman, Managing Partner, Chanesman Global
A foremost immigration law adviser and profession commentator, Alan Chanesman remains today without question the migration industry’s most accomplished and knowledgeable Labour Agreement industry mastermind in this very specialist field, most often engaged by lawyers and registered migration professionals to assist as an external Labour Agreement expert. Acknowledged as a leading industry authority regarding the economic aspect the Australian Migration Program has on the broader marketplace, Alan is always in demand as an insightful presenter, a leading media commentator and law educator with particular focus on the labour market, government policy settings, migration employee agreements and specialist frameworks concerning business and worker engagement. Highly respected for his pragmatic approach, Alan is actively involved in the preparation and presentation of strategic issue papers, propositions and consultations through his involvement on various industry ‘reference groups’ and ‘think-tanks’.

 

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Lodging a Successful Temporary Visa Application Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and New Changes: TSS, Student and Visitor Visas

Tuesday, 17 September 2024

How to Lodge a Successful Temporary Visa Application Considering the 2024-25 Federal Budget and Major Immigration Law Reforms? With major reforms of Immigration Law continuing and new laws and policies emerging all the time, it can be challenging to determine the best options and how to be more effective in your client's case and destiny. This session will equip you with the knowledge to protect your clients and their futures by providing a summary of the 2024-2025 Federal Budget, essential tips for lodging successful temporary visa applications including Temporary Skill Shortage visas, insights into student visas and the Genuine Student test, as well as visitor visas and the genuine temporary entrant requirement. Stay updated on the new changes and be prepared for what's to come.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Chair

Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Best Lawyers 2024, Australasian Lawyer Most Influential Lawyers 2023, Forbes 30 under 30

1.30pm to 2.30pm How to Lodge a Successful Temporary Visa Application Considering the 2024-25

 

  • Summary of the 2024-2025 Federal Budget
  • Tips for lodging successful temporary visa applications
    • Temporary Skill Shortage visa
    • Student visas and Genuine Student test
    • Visitor visas and genuine temporary entrant requirement
  • New changes and what’s to come

Presented by Tanja Djokic, Director/Principal Solicitor, TD Migration Consulting

Presenters

Tanja Djokic, Director/Principal Solicitor, TD Migration Consulting
Tanja Djokic is a Principal Solicitor of TD Migration Consulting, law practice specialising in immigration law. Tanja has extensive experience working with both corporate and individual clients and focuses her business practice on providing high quality immigration advice. Tanja is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, High Court of Australia and is also admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of High Court of New Zealand. Tanja is also a Member of the Law Society of Australia and Migration Institute of Australia. Under Tanja’s leadership, TD Migration Consulting was a Finalist for Outstanding Professional Services at the 2022 and 2023 Parramatta Local Business Awards. In 2023, Tanja was also selected as a Finalist for Private Practice Lawyer of the Year, awarded by Women Lawyers Association of NSW.

Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group
Marial Lewis is one of Australia's top immigration lawyers. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW as well as the winner of the prestigious 2021 and 2022 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 and the 2020 John Gibson Award - Young Migration Lawyer of the year by the Law Council of Australia. In 2023 she was recognised as one of the Most Influential Leading Lawyers in Australia and listed as the only woman in the Oceania region in the Women of the Future- 50 rising stars in ESG. In 2022, Marial was listed in the Forbes list under 30 for social impact. Since 2022, she was recognized yearly by her international peers in the Who’s who Legal- Corporate Immigration Future Leaders and in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2023 and 2024- Immigration Law. Marial has also been a finalist in various national awards including, innovative of the year (individual), rising star of the year for the Australasian Law Awards and Women in Law, regional/suburban lawyer of the year and 30 under 30 since 2019. Marial is also a lecturer and unit coordinator in the Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and a Teaching Fellow at UNSW for subjects such Administrative law. Marial is an international and national speaker on various matters from migration law to innovation to entrepreneurship. Marial is also a mother of two little ones whom she adores dearly, keeping her always on the go. After many years in private practice including being a partner in a specialist migration law firm, Marial founded Crossover Law Group, a Newlaw migration law firm focusing on servicing private and corporate clients migration law needs by delivering a fast, efficient and transparent excellent service whilst using innovation, technology and new ideas for better delivery. Crossover Law Group has been recognised as innovative law firm of the year finalist as well as Newlaw firm of the year finalist in various awards since its inception. Marial is a passionate lawyer who works with a wide range of clients assisting them with their immigration legal goals. She is also very experienced with complicated migration law matters such as refusals, cancellations, detention, character cases, review matters at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as being a litigator in migration court cases.

 

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Effectively Navigating Changes in the New Administrative Review Tribunal

Tuesday, 24 September 2024

Same But Different: What exactly is changing in Migration and Refugee Review at the Administrative Review Tribunal, and how does this impact your practice? Ensuring accuracy is vital for your case, reputation, peace of mind, and your clients' lives. Dive into the program to explore features relevant to migration and protection reviews. Gain insights into referral criteria, focusing on significant administrative decision-making issues and justice interests outlined in section 40 of the ART Act. Delve into the Merits Review process, understand the code of conduct and expected performance standards, and stay updated on the re-establishment of the Administrative Review Council and more.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Professional Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Chair

Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Best Lawyers 2024 (Immigration Law), Australasian Lawyer 2023 Most Influential Lawyers 2023, Forbes 30 under 30

Professional Skills
1.30pm to 2.30pm How to Effectively Navigate Changes in the New Administrative Review Tribunal (ART)

 

  • Overview of legislative changes
  • Structure of the Tribunal, including appointment process
  • Purpose and function
  • Referral criteria
  • First instance: significant administrative decision-making issues, justice interests (s. 40 ART Act)
  • The Merits Review process explained
  • Code of conduct and performance standards
  • Member oversight
  • General Appeals Panel – new feature for test cases
  • Re-establishment of Administrative Review Council

Presented by Dr. Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law, Law School, The University of Sydney; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Best Lawyers 2024 in Immigration Law

Presenters

Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group
Marial Lewis is one of Australia's top immigration lawyers. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW as well as the winner of the prestigious 2021 and 2022 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 and the 2020 John Gibson Award - Young Migration Lawyer of the year by the Law Council of Australia. In 2023 she was recognised as one of the Most Influential Leading Lawyers in Australia and listed as the only woman in the Oceania region in the Women of the Future- 50 rising stars in ESG. In 2022, Marial was listed in the Forbes list under 30 for social impact. Since 2022, she was recognized yearly by her international peers in the Who’s who Legal- Corporate Immigration Future Leaders and in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2023 and 2024- Immigration Law. Marial has also been a finalist in various national awards including, innovative of the year (individual), rising star of the year for the Australasian Law Awards and Women in Law, regional/suburban lawyer of the year and 30 under 30 since 2019. Marial is also a lecturer and unit coordinator in the Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and a Teaching Fellow at UNSW for subjects such Administrative law. Marial is an international and national speaker on various matters from migration law to innovation to entrepreneurship. Marial is also a mother of two little ones whom she adores dearly, keeping her always on the go. After many years in private practice including being a partner in a specialist migration law firm, Marial founded Crossover Law Group, a Newlaw migration law firm focusing on servicing private and corporate clients migration law needs by delivering a fast, efficient and transparent excellent service whilst using innovation, technology and new ideas for better delivery. Crossover Law Group has been recognised as innovative law firm of the year finalist as well as Newlaw firm of the year finalist in various awards since its inception. Marial is a passionate lawyer who works with a wide range of clients assisting them with their immigration legal goals. She is also very experienced with complicated migration law matters such as refusals, cancellations, detention, character cases, review matters at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as being a litigator in migration court cases.

Dr. Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law, Law School, The University of Sydney
Mary Crock was born in 1959 in Perth, Western Australia but grew up in Melbourne, Victoria. She completed her undergraduate studies in Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne in 1983 and went on to work in a variety of positions ranging from solicitor in the law firm of Corr and Corr (as it then was) to Judge’s Associate and solicitor in a community legal agency. Mary is married to Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, working closely with him in all aspects of their joint professional life. Ron was a foundation member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), CRPD chair 2009-2013 and Chair of the Committee of Chairs of the 10 member UN Treaty bodies (2011-2012). They have three children: Gerard (b 1987), Daniel (b 1989) and Kate (b 1992). Mary’s interest in migration and refugee law reflects her past involvement in direct advocacy work. Mary Crock helped to establish and run the Victorian Immigration Advice and Rights Centre Inc in Melbourne, now known as the Refugee and Immigration Law Centre (Vic). She has worked with Australian Senators (most notably in 1999-2000 on an inquiry into Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program) and with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (preparing a report in 2000 on the Immigration Detention Centre at Curtin, near Broome in remote Western Australia). Mary has a long-standing interest in the intersections between legal scholarship and legal practice. She has assumed leadership roles as Chair of various migration law-related committees for the Law Institute of Victoria, the Law Society of New South Wales and the Law Council of Australia and has served on the Executive Committee of the Refugee Council of Australia. She is head assessor for Australia’s specialist accreditation programs for lawyers in the area of immigration law. Her contribution was acknowledged in 2007 by her appointment as an Honorary Specialist in this field.

 

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