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Newsletter articles from 2012

Seventh Circuit holds that women at risk of trafficking are not a “social group By Chris Cardona April 2012 According to the recent decision in Cece v. Holderyoung women at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery are not members of a social group for purposes of seeking asylum under U.S. law.
Seventh Circuit speaks on time limits for filing motions to reopen in Sarmiento v. Holder By Shannon M. Shepherd November 2012 In Sarmiento v. Holder, the Court analyzed the finality of immigration court and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decisions in the context of subsequent motions to reopen and reconsider.
Tax & estate planning issues for non-citizens By Michael R. Pieczonka and David A. Berek August 2012 The first installment of material culled from the May 3, 2012 CLE presentation, "What if Your Client is Foreign-Born? Good Lawyering in the Global Legal Environment."
Tax and estate planning issues for non-citizens By Michael R. Pieczonka and David A. Berek September 2012 The second installment of material culled from the May 3, 2012 CLE presentation, "What if Your Client is Foreign-Born? Good Lawyering in the Global Legal Environment."
Unique contribution By Lewis F. Matuszewich April 2012 The first of several articles to come in honor of the 20th anniversary of ISBA's Twinning Agreement with the National Bar Association of Poland.
When age matters: Towards an international convention on the rights of older persons By Erin M. Doyle January 2012 As the global population continues to age, the international community must address questions such as whether the rights of older persons can be promoted through existing instruments or whether a new treaty is needed. This article provides a brief overview of the efforts already undertaken.