Section Meeting - Immigration/Guardianship

  • 25 Sep 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 600 Anton Blvd., Suite 2000, Costa Mesa, CA
  • 13


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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Findings in Probate Guardianship – An Overview and Common Pitfalls

Youths meeting certain requirements may petition for special treatment under federal immigration law if a state court has made findings that she or he is a Special Immigrant Juvenile.  Aaron Heisler, a Senior Research Attorney assigned to Orange County Superior Court’s Probate / Mental Health Division will discuss an overview of the federal and state laws regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and how the necessary findings may be requested and obtained as part of a California probate guardianship.  Mr. Heisler will also discuss the most common pitfalls and obstacles (both legal and practical) faced by professionals seeking to help petitioner obtain those findings.

Presented by: Aaron Heisler, Esq. 

Speaker Bio:  Aaron Heisler is a Senior Research Attorney with the Orange County Superior Court of California, assigned to the Probate / Mental Health Division.  His current duties include presiding as a temporary judge over the Division’s weekly law and motion calendar, reviewing and preparing the weekly guardianship appointment calendar, and advising the Division’s judicial officers on the various issues presented for their determination.

Before joining the Court as a research attorney in March 2012, Mr. Heisler was an Associate in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton’s Labor & Employment Group for approximately 6.5 years.  Before that, Mr. Heisler was an Associate with the law firm of Sanger & Swysen, litigating both civil and criminal matters.  Mr. Heisler received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Location: Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 600 Anton Blvd., Suite 2000, Costa Mesa, CA 

Parking: Parking will be validated by OCPA – Please bring your ticket with you. 

Light refreshments will be served.

OCPA is a State Bar of California Approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar qualifies for MCLE CREDIT 1.0.

Event Fee: $10.00 for OCPA members, $20.00 for non-members and $20.00 for all walk-ins who have not pre-registered online (both members and non-members) IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Walk-ins are on a first come first serve basis.

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