“Chemistry without Borders – Immigration for International Scientists.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Martin Lawler, of Lawler & Lawler.
What should foreign-born scientists, technology entrepreneurs, and investors know to legally work in the US? How can one gain a path to citizenship as a scientist? Foreign-born scientists and scholars have and continue to contribute to the technical wealth and economic growth in the US. According to 2005 ChemCensus, about twenty percent of chemical professionals are foreign-born. Learn from our speaker, Martin Lawler, of Lawler & Lawler, the various US immigration avenues available for scientific and technical professionals.
What You Will Learn
- Key evidence you can gather for winning green card cases
- Trends and processing times from US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)
- Tips for submitting visa applications at US embassies or consulates
- Updates and changes in recent immigration laws
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Martin J. Lawler is a California immigration lawyer with over thirty years’ experience. He is the author of Professionals: A Matter of Degree, a treatise on business visas and permanent residence. The Wall Street Journal published two of Martin’s opinion page articles in 2007. Martin was a guest speaker on National Public Radio’s Science Friday program about visas for scientists. Martin has spoken at many universities including Harvard, Stanford, San Jose State, and San Francisco State. He is a regular speaker at AILA conferences including its EB-5 Investor Visa conference. He also lectured at the American Law Institute, the San Francisco Bar Association, Innovation Norway, among other venues. He chaired the AILA’s H-1B visa committee and is a member of AILA’s EB-5 Investor Committee 2008 – 2010. Martin is the recipient of the AILA Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for excellence in immigration litigation. He 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.
Meet the Moderator
Dr. Shikha O’Brien currently holds the position of Vice President of Business Development, US, at Dotmatics, Inc. – a scientific software and services provider for pre-clinical research data management and analysis. Prior to joining Dotmatics, Dr. O’Brien was at Accelrys where she held positions of increasing importance and responsibilities within the Life Science division of Accelrys, formerly MSI, including product management and marketing. Dr. O’Brien received her Ph.D. from Wayne State University, where she studied structural biology and biophysics.
This episode of ACS Webinars™ is sponsored by the ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) and the ACS Office of International Activities (OIA). Learn more about our global outreach in chemistry at http://www.acs.org/international or contact OIA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fine Print
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Learn the ABC’s of US Immigration – Watch the recording from Martin Lawler from April 15, 2010