Critical Updates in Immigration Law – B06

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Immigration Law Committee

Session B: 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Recent changes in immigration law and enforcement have splashed across the media in recent weeks. But what do you need to know to serve your clients? This seminar will get you up to speed in this active area of law.  

You will learn

  • How new immigration policies affect foreign individuals and businesses who employ them 
  • Highlights of Connecticut and federal immigration legislative developments 
  • Immigration enforcement and the rights of documented and undocumented individuals  
  • Recent regulatory and procedural changes affecting the hiring of foreign workers 


Renee C. Redman, Law Office of Renee C. Redman LLC, New Haven 

Attorney Redman is a sole-practitioner in New Haven, Connecticut where she focuses only on immigration law.  She represents and advises clients in removal proceedings, before the Department of Homeland Security in applications for asylum, family-based immigration, and naturalization, in administrative appeals, and in appeals to the federal courts.  She handles simple and complex matters.  She also teaches immigration law as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. 

Her prior positions include Executive Director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, attorney with New Haven Legal Assistance Association, and Legal Director of the ACLU of Connecticut.  Until 2004, she practiced commercial litigation with Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP in New York City.  She clerked for the Immigration Courts in New York City and Newark, New Jersey, and the Honorable Warren W. Eginton of the United States District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Renee grew up in East Hartford, and earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Applied French Horn from Michigan State University in 1980.  She earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1993.  Before attending law school, she was a full-time professional musician with positions in the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Jerusalem, Israel and Orquesta Sinfonica Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Andrew L. WiznerLeete Kosto & Wizner LLP, Hartford 

Attorney Wizner is the Managing Partner of Leete, Kosto & Wizner, LLP where he practices employment-based immigration law. His assists employers in U.S. immigration processes on behalf of professionals who require temporary and permanent visas to work in the U.S.  Attorney Wizner also advises healthcare organizations that employ foreign physicians and allied health professionals.

Attorney Wizner is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the national association of more than 14,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.  He is past chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Connecticut Chapter and current chair of Connecticut AILA’s Hartford USCIS Liaison Committee. Attorney Wizner is also an active member of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, which is dedicated to helping Americans in physician-shortage areas to obtain medical services.

Attorney Wizner regularly speaks at legal conferences and other venues regarding business immigration law, including the Physician Immigration Law Institute.  He has contributed articles to The Connecticut Law Tribune, The Physician Immigration Book, various editions AILA’s annual Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, AILA’s Immigration Practice Pointers, and AILA’s Immigration Practice under NAFTA.   He is listed in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. Mr. Wizner is listed in Best Lawyers®, which also named him Greater Hartford’s 2013 “Best Lawyer of the Year” in Immigration Law. He is member of the bar in Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.  Attorney Wizner received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Georgetown University, and obtained his J.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Law.

 CLE Credit: 1.5 Hours (AOP)