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"Immigration Practice and Policy During the Pandemic" Webinar Series

Changing Technology in Immigration Court: COVID-19 and Beyond


This free webinar explores the changing role of technology in immigration courts, including the use of remote adjudication, telephonic appearances by counsel, and electronic filing. Additionally, the webinar examines possible ways that technology can be used to expand access to counsel and help address the backlog of immigration cases. The panelists discuss the potential benefits and challenges associated with various technologies such as remote adjudication from the perspectives of attorneys representing immigrants, counsel with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, an immigration judge, and academics. The webinar considers not only how the COVID-19 pandemic spurred technological changes, but also any potential long-term impact of those changes. During this one-hour webinar, attendees can ask questions of our experts.

Webinar materials:


  • Daniel Bleiberg, Associate, Jones Day, Laredo Project
  • Robert Dunikoski, Deputy Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Dallas, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ingrid Eagly, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Luz Herrera, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Texas A&M School of Law
  • The Honorable Hugo Martinez, Assistance Chief Immigration Judge, Fort Worth Immigration Adjudication Center
  • Moderator: Fatma Marouf, Professor of Law and Immigrant Rights Clinic Director, Texas A&M School of Law

Date and Time:

  • Tuesday, August 4, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Central 

Disclaimer: While some of the panelists are attorneys, they are discussing the law generally, and nothing in the webinar should be considered as legal advice. Attendees should consult their own legal advisor to address their own unique circumstances.