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How can your legal practice attract more clients and build a thriving community? How can you achieve a perfect work/life balance? Most lawyers have no idea what it takes to run and grow a business - and why should they? That’s what this podcast is all about. We show you exactly how to take your business from boring to enchanting even if you don’t know the first thing about building a business. We don’t teach tricks or use hype. We show you what’s worked for us - including how we became one of the first law firms to build a large and active Facebook community of more than 94,000 people. Social Media, when used correctly, is the secret weapon for every lawyer.

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How can your legal practice attract more clients and build a thriving community? How can you achieve a perfect work/life balance? Most lawyers have no idea what it takes to run and grow a business - and why should they? That’s what this podcast is all about. We show you exactly how to take your business from boring to enchanting even if you don’t know the first thing about building a business. We don’t teach tricks or use hype. We show you what’s worked for us - including how we became one of the first law firms to build a large and active Facebook community of more than 94,000 people. Social Media, when used correctly, is the secret weapon for every lawyer.

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can learn so much useful information from this podcast. much appreciation!

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great!

By christineen - Aug 06 2014
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can learn so much useful information from this podcast. much appreciation!

If you have your own practice - subscribe!

By gettogive - Mar 26 2014
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As a busy lawyer having another layout the steps to grow is invaluable.
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The Enchanting Lawyer Podcast | Marketing and Leadership for Your Law Firm or Business

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AIM - 32 DACA update what you need to know today

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals update, What you need to know today.

00:02 Are you confused about the current situation with DACA? What's happening? What you can do? Who Qualifies

00:16 We want to talk about the current situation with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. What's going on? People are confused about it. Is it still in effect? Can we file? Can we renew?

00:39 But this program started in 2012 by an executive order issued by President Obama essentially allowing children live abroad into the United States illegally by their parents who are also undocumented who went to school and are not criminals and fulfill a few other requirements to be able to get a two year permit to work and stay in the U.S

01:31 One of the most important rulings came by a court in San Francisco in January of 2018. And they said that President Trump's decision to end DACA is based on flawed legal premise

02:10 it's very important to understand that as a result of that decision, people that already had DACA could continue to renew it, but no new applications of DACA, we're allowed under this decision.

02:46 As of now, what we know is that people that had DACA can continue to renew until further notice. People that never had DACA are not able to file

03:38 we just wanted to give it a little bit of an update because there's a lot of confusion as to what's happening with DACA and that's what the situation is about today. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments below.

Mar 20 2019

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AIM - 31 E-2 Investor Visa How to show the source of the investment funds

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E-2 Investor Visa, how to show the source of the investment funds?

00:00 We'll talk about how to prove the source of funds of your E-2 investments

00:10 How do you prove whatever source of investment you have? How do you actually prove it?

00:25 we want to see the documents in that property, whether it's a house or cars or any other valuables. you have to provide those documents.

01:03 They sold the house, we want to see their, their documents so the person who gave you the gift has to prove where they got the money.

01:20 20 If your funds are coming from real estate we want to see, you know, the deed. We want to see proof of the bill of sale, the whole transaction history of the sale of the property in your home country

01:52 And so if you have stocks invested in France, in Switzerland in the Caymans, we need to see at least three years of tax returns and statements from those accounts to show how you funded your investment because it came from those things.

02:56 56 If your source of funds is profits for example you won the lottery or gambling we have to be careful because we have clients that made money in legitimate gambling.  As long as you pay taxes for this, as long as it legitimately recorded in your country, there is a way to also use those funds to invest in a business.

03:24 typically five years of tax returns and letter from a certified accountant in your country to show that it's a legitimate source of earnings and then we can use that for your, you know, for investment

03:44 As long as you reported those income and you pay taxes and you can documented income from crypto currency can also be used in an E-2 visa investment.

04:34 Yes, a lot of new forms of currency can also now be used as a source of funds as long as we can document that. So hopefully that kind of gave you a little bit of a, of a, of a background and explanations as to how you can document source of funds

05:17 If you have questions, post them in the comments below, send me an email. Jacob@h1b.biz

Mar 19 2019

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AIM - 30 E2 - Visa Part 1 Can Loans or Gifts Count as a Source of Funds

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Can loans or gifts count as a source of funds for an e-2 visa?

00:00 Can loans or gifts counts towards source of funds for an e-2 visa as an investor.

00:17 As many of you know, in order to get an E-2 visa as an investor in the U.S. you really have to demonstrate a substantial investment, but also you have to show where the money is coming from for your investment.

1:11 A lot young entrepreneurs that are finishing school in the U.S. and they want to start a business. They're getting a gift from their families.

2:07 It's important to show how the person who gives the money is able to get the money and the person receiving the money has control of that fund in his bank account before they invest into the business.  That's a perfect way to be able to use gift money in an E-2 visa case. Another way is loans. We have a lot of people that have clients that they have some money, but I also want to be able to get a loan in their home country to be able to support the business.

2:54 I never recommend to use a loan from U.S. bank.  It's going to be very difficult to get you an E visa and the U.S. embassies are not keen to see foreigners trying to get money from U.S. bank

3:41 That's the only way where we can use a loan if you secure it with a real estate or some personal belongings that are high value that will be one way to be able to use the loan in an E visa fund.  Otherwise, if there's no security behind it, the U.S. embassies are going to like that.

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Mar 18 2019

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AIM - 29 E2 Investment Visa for Citizens of New Zealand 2019

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What is an E2 Investment Visa And the the Kiwi Act or the E-1 Visa for Citizens of New Zealand?

00:01.  Announcing an amazing change in the law that allows now people from New Zealand to come to the United States and start a business no matter what area you have an interest to start a business

00:58 The E-2 visa will allow any investor from New Zealand, first of all to start any company as long as they invest a substantial amount. Again, we recommend at least 50,000 U.S. dollars, but ideally it will be 100,000 that can be invested in any business.

1:58 You can purchase a business. So as long as you purchase a business, it could be a franchise, it could be an existing business or you can start your own business. So you can start a consulting company, you can start a restaurant, a coffee shop, whatever you desire, you can do that. As long as you can prove that the money that you bring from New Zealand is legitimate.

2:46. You can state at the port of entry that you were coming to, to be here an investor.  You have a few months to set up your company, to move the funds into your U.S. entity. You'll be able to get an office space if it's going to be a consulting company. If you're going to buy an existing business, you'll be able to put your money in escrow and purchase that business, show that you are using the money that you brought from New Zealand for the purpose of the business

3:34 Once the E-2 visa is issued, you'll be able to come to the United States and start your business. If you're married, you can bring your spouse and your spouse will be eligible for a work permit as well. There's another visa that it was passed as part of this new legislation, the Kiwi Act, and that's an E-1 Visa.

4:16 The E-1 visa would allow somebody from New Zealand to start a trading business with the U.S.  This is a visa that had never existed before, but now people from New Zealand are able to apply for the E-1 or E-2 visa to start their, their trade business. So if you're interested in doing a trade business, it's another option for you guys to do that by applying for the E-1 visa.

5:11 It's an amazing opportunity that will help trade in business from both countries, between the U.S. and New Zealand. And it also applies to U.S. citizens that want to come to New Zealand and start companies. It's a reciprocity kind of visa that allows people from the U.S. do the same thing in New Zealand

5:54 And again, it's just a temporary visa. It's not a green card. You don't immigrate.  You can come for a couple…a few years. Try your luck in the U.S. and share your, your experience and just the culture of New Zealand with us, people of America.

Mar 15 2019

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AIM - 28 EB5 Visa Update by San Diego Immigration Lawyer - September 2018

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Updates on EB5 Visa, what you need to know.

00:00 Major changes to the EB5 half a million dollar visa coming up this week

00:13 this program extended to December 7, 2018, which means that everything remains the same, including the amount of money, 500,000 into a regional center and million dollar into a direct program, and half a million dollars into an undeserved area where people invest in targeted unemployed area projects.

01:08 It means that people that are doing EB5 visas, people that are interested to invest in these programs so they can get their green cards are already concerned because there's been a lot of rumors that the government is going to increase the amount.

01:28 There are rumors that this program is going to be canceled altogether

01:54 If extended in what form? Is it going to be the same amount? Are there going to be any restrictions on the EB5 regional centers? We have no idea

02:02 EB5 is unique program that is created by the U.S. Government allowing investors that are investing in regional centers, which are government programs that are licensed by the government to build real estate or energy projects.

02:30 Those investment is, is done in a way of a…of a loan because at the end of the five year period, some of these investors, most of the investors are able to get their money back.

03:03 Every time the program is about to expire, we are concerned and our clients are concerned there could be major changes. But right now, the regional center, EB5 program still in effect

03:31 It has been extended through December 7th.  We encourage you, those investors that are serious about it to do email us. You can email me directly at jacob@h1b.biz.

04:02 If you have questions, post them in the comments below and let me know what you doing with this video and let us know also what other videos you would like us to make because we are here for you

Mar 14 2019

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AIM - 27 Employers' Five Most Common PERM Mistakes San Diego Immigration Lawyer

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Employer's five most common mistakes when they are filing the labor certification also known as Perm.

00:03 The five most common mistakes that employer's make every single time when they are involved in the process of filing a labor certification.

00:26 When you prepare an ETA 1989, which is also the PERM application, it's very important to check every single line on that form. The number one mistake is that employers would do it on their own or even work with attorneys on experience in the process, they fail to check the form correctly

01:19 Employers and people that are working with employers make mistakes in the placement of the ads. Most common mistake that we see is putting those ads in the wrong dates and the wrong information.

01:51 It's really important to outline the recruitment schedule beforehand.

02:14 Employers and people who work with the employers who prepare the form, they fail to match the experience of the employee,

03:13 Once the ETA form has been submitted, there's an email sent from the Labor Department to the employer and a lot of employers are failing to respond to that email and that could be resulting in abandonment of the case.

03:51 Not keeping clear records and not doing everything you're supposed to be doing during the recruitment process.

04:26 Avoid those five mistakes and you'll be golden and you have your Perm Labor certification application approved in no time.

04:45  Hopefully this was helpful to you and you enjoy our videos.  

Mar 13 2019

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AIM - 26 Fiancé Visa or Marriage Visa What is the difference

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What's the difference between a fiancé visa and a marriage visa?

00:00 A fiancé visa or marriage visa. What's the difference?

00:10 We'll talk about the difference between a K-1 visa, a fiancé visa, and a marriage visa.

00:29 What is it K-1 fiancé visa?  A fiancé is usually reserved for people that are engaged to U.S. citizens only.

01:06 It's also important to understand that the fiancé visa can be sometimes quicker than a marriage visa.

01:42 Marriage visa is reserved to green card holders that want to file an I-130 for

their spouses or for U.S. citizens that want immigrate as sponsor.

02:36 The main difference between a fiancé, visa and marriage visa is that first of all, for a fiancé visa, the couple/  They don't have to be married

03:22 They want to be able to test the relationship by living here together. Sometimes, those couples, it's the first time they actually live together.

03:56 It's good to know that there is the option of doing your fiancé visa before marriage and there's an option to file for a marriage visa once you're already married

04:25 Hopefully you understood the difference between the K-1 fiancé visa and a marriage visa. If you have any other questions, post them in the comments below or email them to me, to jacob@h1b.biz.

Mar 12 2019

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AIM - 25 How International Students can accrue Unlawful Presence Tight and Devastating Rules for Students!

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How International Students can accrue unlawful presence?

00:01 A new USCIS policy can have devastating consequences on students who overstayed or violate their status

00:15 The new UCIS policy coming up August 9, 2018 that will change the way a students, F-students, J-Students, M Students are considered to be accruing unlawful presence in the US if they violated their status by not going to school or working

1:25 The only way they could accrue that if they were apprehended by immigration official, by a judge who determine that at that moment they accrued over presence.

2:26 but the essence of accrual of unlawful presence will happen at the time of that interview when that person willmeet the immigration officer.

3:37 If they are here now, before August 9th they should try to speak with an immigration attorney to see what they can do facing that change in and the upcoming date because after that they will be a accruing unlawful. And it's important to make plenty because we have 180 days and then you have the one year. And it's important to plan that

4:40 Keep in mind that this is a policy change that is coming in August 9th. It will be impacting all students that are here in DS status that currently are in violation of status

5:33 it's important to understand and plan how you're going to try to change your status. Once again students that are currently in violation of status are going to start accruing unlawful presence after August 9th based on this new memo

Mar 11 2019

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AIM - 24 How to choose the right immigration lawyer for you

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How to choose the right immigration lawyer for you

00:00 You need an immigration lawyer, but how do you find the right one

00:11 We wanted to answer one of the most common questions that I get asked how to find the right immigration lawyer for you.

00:36 It's really important to start with a referral

01:06 Most immigration attorneys are offering free consultations. And so it's important to choose some of those that are offering free consultations.

01:25 . Most immigration attorneys are working on a flat rate basis.

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02:47 Most attorneys are working on an hourly basis, but a lot of immigration attorneys are shifting to the flat fee model, which basically allows you to know upfront how much are going to cost you to pay for the case, how much you're going to take time on, on their side to prepare the file.

03:42 Another important factor is to find out if this attorney is a member of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, which controls most of the immigration bar.

04:22 Most attorneys that are practicing immigration law should have a public profile on Google reviews, on yelp and on AVO, which are the three main sites that you should definitely check your attorneys on Google.

04:45 The other thing you want to check is to see where they are licensed and if there are any disciplinary actions with their, with their bar association. Some attorneys are licensed in one state and they can practice immigration law in another state because the federal law, so it doesn't matter where they are, they can practice immigration law

05:26 I think the most important advice is that it's important to meet with a few attorneys before you make a decision because everybody has a different style.  There are many, many good lawyers out there and it's up to you to find the right one for you.

Mar 08 2019

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AIM - 23 How to fill out the Form I-485 for an Adjustment of Status in the United States

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How to fill out the Form I-485 for an Adjustment of Status in the United States?

00:01  We don't give legal advice but I felt it would be nice to show how to complete a form, what it looks like. It's all done for general information only and when you have a case like an adjustment of status based on family, on deployment, those are really complicated things and you should definitely work with an attorney

00:35 We will now begin with form I-45, and this form is extremely important that you have all of your information correct because this is the form that the USCIS will use in order to prepare your green card.

02:07 Information about you continues with the country of birth and country citizenship. The alien number again, is only if you've been in the U.S. before. So if you entered the U.S. through crossing the border or an airport and you were admitted at a port of entry, which you have to have been admitted at a port of entry in order to file for adjustment of status, you will click on this that you were inspected.  

03:56 Some people have entered a with an advanced parole or a humanitarian parole. And if that's your case, then you want to click on this one. And if you came into the United States without admission or parole, you want to click on this one.

05:03 They want to know the name as it appears on your I-94.  Usually it is almost the same as it appears on your passport

05:46 Are you applying for adjustment based on immigration nationality act, section 245-I? So some people who have petitions that were filed prior to April 30th of 2001and entered unlawfully without a visa would mark yes here. And those people would have to complete another form as well, but we're just focusing on the marriage case right now so you probably entered legally, you're going to answer no

06:31 This section is usually not for marriage cases because it has to do with petitions that have already been filed for other people through an employer or through a relative it's really important for you to be very honest and very clear.

08:06 It wants you to provide your most recent address outside the U.S. where you lived more than one year. That would also match the information that you put on your I-130. How many times have you been married before? So and this includes annulled marriages, so you want to put down how many times you've been married before.

09:53 Information about prior marriages, this is where you put all your prior marriages, where you get married. You do need to have this information, so hopefully you remember it or have it with you

11:02 Read this carefully. It's telling you how many children you need to enter in here, whether they're married or unmarried, living with you or elsewhere. You want to include any missing children and other children that were born outside of your marriage.

12:32 some of the questions are very intricate and you have to be very careful how you answer these. So let's start with the first one. Have you ever been a member of, involved in or in any way associated with any organization, association fund, foundation, party, club society or similar group in the United States or in any other location in the world, including any military service. You want to put that information here because this is needed for your background check. So it's very important that you complete this as thoroughly as possible.

13:30 It's asking if you've ever been denied admission to the United States. So if you've ever tried to enter the U.S. and they said no, you can't come in or they canceled your visa or anything like that happened.

14:32 You'd want to answer. Yes. Have you ever been denied a visa to the United States? If you applied for your B-1, B-2 visa and it was denied or you're applying for an F-1 visa and it was denied and then later you apply for another visa and it was approved, you still have to answer yes that you've been denied a visa here.

15:22 It's asking have you ever been granted voluntary departure by an immigration judge, but failed to depart within the allotted time? So this is very important. Some people forget and they think that because they entered with a visa, but got voluntary departure that they're still okay to file. If you got voluntary departure and didn't leave, you may not be able to do adjustment of status

16:27 They asked have you ever been granted a waiver or has the Department of State issued a favorable waiver recommendation letter for you? So if you've had a waiver for say a non immigrant visa, then you definitely want to enter that there.

17:00 We go up to the next questions. These all have to do with criminal acts and violations and read this very carefully because if you don't read them carefully, you might not answer it correctly because some people will not see the words clearly. So I would suggest that you read these questions twice

18:59 Have you ever violated or attempted or conspired to violate any controlled substance law or regulation? And some people have had a, what they call a misdemeanor violation for marijuana and there is a way, there is a one time waiver for that, but only for one violation.

19:52 So you should be able to answer no to all of these questions and including the questions on security.  And these have to do with espionage and other activity and trying to overthrow the U.S. government and I'm sure no one completing this form would ever try and do that but if you have you answer truthfully

21:41 If you used an emergency medical that is not considered public assistance. So mark no on that one and you definitely want to mark no on are likely to receive public assistance because that is one of the reasons that they have you complete an affidavit of support is to make sure that you do not become a public charge.

24:04 Accommodations for individuals with disabilities and other impairments, If you are disabled and you need assistance and you're going to complete these boxes here. So pay attention to those.

25:08 ] And then go ahead and sign where it says applicant signature. If you did use an interpreter, then you have to have the interpreters contact information and the interpreter will also need to sign this form. And if someone helped you to prepare the form, even if it was your spouse, then the spouse, the U.S. petitioners spouse will enter his information in here and complete and sign the form.  If it was a U.S. citizen they will click on I am not an attorney and complete…read the certification, sign it and your pretty much done with the form. This is the last page part 14 where you would put any additional information that you could not fit on the form in previous pages. So you want to make sure you enter the page number, the part number and the item number that you're discussing in these boxes.  And we're done with form I-485

26:10 I hope you enjoyed watching this video. It gives you an idea how to fill the form. If you have any more questions, just post them in the comments below and let me know what other videos you want to see.  And thanks for your support. We'll see you at our next video.

Mar 07 2019

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