FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thu Apr 08 16:42:03 EDT 2010

ACS Webinar focuses on immigration law for scientific professionals

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars, focusing on Professional Growth and Development.

Scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Time, the free webinar will feature Martin Lawler, of Lawler & Lawler, with more than 30 years of experience working on immigration visas for scientists, businesses, and investors, speaking “U.S. Immigration for Foreign-born Scientists –– What You Should Know about Employer-Sponsored and Self-Petitions for Green Card.”

The ACS Webinars connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business to addresses current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

Lawler’s topics will include:

  • Key evidence you can gather for winning green card cases
  • Extraordinary ability compared to national interest waiver applications for scientists
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) trends in assessing cases and quick processing
  • Tips for submitting visa applications at U.S. embassies or consulates

Lawler is a California immigration lawyer and author of Professionals: A Matter of Degree, a treatise on business visas and permanent residence. The Wall Street Journal published two of his opinion page articles in 2007, and he was a guest speaker on National Public Radio’s Science Friday program about visas for scientists. Lawler has spoken at many universities including Harvard, Stanford, San Jose State and San Francisco State. He chaired the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) H-1B Visa Committee and is a member of AILA’s EB-5 Investor Committee 2008 – 2010. He is the recipient of the AILA Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for excellence in immigration litigation. Lawler is Martindale-Hubbell A-rated and listed in Best Lawyers in America, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and San Francisco Magazine’s Super Lawyers.

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