What’s New 2001

21 December 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin  is now online.

17 December 2001 – Greg Siskind and Lynn Susser are quoted in an article published in the Memphis Business Journal. The article can be found in our press room athttp://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

14 December 2001 – The new Visalaw.com Health Care Immigration Newsletter is now linked at the Visalaw.com Health Care Info Center. Sign up for your free e-mail subscription!

14 December 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin  is now online.

14 December 2001 – We’ve posted the new I-140 Form. The form can be found on theVisalaw.com Forms page.

12 December 2001 – Visalaw.com is mentioned in two articles in ABA’s Law Practice Management Magazine. The article can be found in our press room athttp://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

12 December 2001 – SSHD is mentioned in ABA’s Law Practice Management Magazine. The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

07 December 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin  is now online.

30 November 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin  is now online.

29 November 2001 – NPR Radio Show, “Online Legal Services” talks about Visalaw.com. The link can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

21 November 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin  is now online.

20 November 2001 – The contact information for SSHD’s New York office has temporarily changed. To see the updated information go to www.visalaw.com/ny.html

19 November 2001- We’ve created an Attack On America – Immigration Update page.

16 November 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin  is now online.

15 November 2001- The December 2001 State Department Visa Bulletin is now on our site.

09 November 2001 – Greg Siskind is quoted in a KMPG nursing analysis article. The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

09 November 2001 –  The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

02 November 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

31 October 2001 – We have posted the latest local INS office processing times.

26 October 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 October 2001 – We are pleased to welcome Brenda Boudreaux to our Silicon Valley Office. Brenda is joining us as the managing attorney in that office. Her email address isbboudreaux@visalaw.com and her phone number is 866-274-4845.

21 October 2001 – We have modified our consultaKeep fee schedule to make it more affordable to schedule shorter consultations with Greg Siskind. We will now charge $100 for consultations up to 20 minutes, $200 for consultations between 20 and 40 minutes and $250 for consultations longer than that. You can request a consultation by going tohttp://visalaw.wpengine.com/intake.html or by calling Greg Siskind’s office at 800-748-3819.

19 October 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

19 October 2001 – Greg Siskind is quoted in an article by Business Week Online. The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

17 October 2001 – We have updated the USDA list of filled Health Professional Shortage Areas. You can find it in our new Visalaw.com Health Care Info Center or by going directly to the page at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/IMG/iga.html.

13 October 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

11 October 2001 – The new Visalaw.com Health Care Immigration Newsletter is now linked at the Visalaw.com Health Care Info Center. Sign up for your free e-mail subscription!

05 October 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

28 September 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 September 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

14 September 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

13 September 2001 – The contact information for SSHD’s New York office has temporarily changed. To see the updated information go to www.visalaw.com/ny.html

13 September 2001 – The teleconference scheduled for Monday, September 17, has been postponed. When a new date is set, the web site will be updated.

12 September 2001 – As a result of the tragic terrorism that took place in New York on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, there will be some implications as far as INS and consular processing times as well as border complications. INS and consular processing will be slowed down as federal buildings are closed and foreign embassies are placed on the highest state of alert. Regular service is expected to resume sometime next week. Also, due to increased scrutiny at all American borders, travelers should expect slowdowns when trying to enter or exit the US.

7 September 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

24 August 2001 –  The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

20 August 2001 – We have updated our Legislative Chart.

17 August 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

10 August 2001 –  The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

9 August 2001- One new addition to the Documents page.

3 August 2001 –  The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

2 August 2001 – Small Business Magazine profile’s SSHD’s use of the internet as a tool for a legal practice. The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

1 August 2001 –  A link to a news story on the new DOS rule. View the story on the Visalaw lottery page

31 July 2001 – A list of the number of State 20 Program Spaces still available by state is posted on the State 20 Page.

28 July 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

24 July 2001 –  We’ve posted new California Service Center processing times.

20 July 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

19 July 2001 – The ABC’s of Immigration Page has been updated.

19 July 2001 – Greg Siskind and Marc Topleski co-author an article for HR Magazine. The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

13 July 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

06 July 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

27 June 2001 – Greg Siskind is quoted in the Oregonian newspaper. The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

08 June 2001- The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

06 June 2001 – Form I-907 used to request Premium Processing is now online. It can be found in the Forms Center at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/forms/

06 June 2001 – An article by Greg Siskind is published in the National Law Journal. The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

02 June 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

31 May 2001 – IT World evaluates visalaw.com . The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

26 May 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 May 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

17 May 2001 – The latest Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

12 May 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

11 May 2001 – Interested in getting detailed information on E-1 and E-2 Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor visas? Join us in our national teleconference on June 4th. For more information, go to our seminar registration page.

27 April 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

22 April 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

14 April 2001 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

12 April 2001 – The New York Times has published Greg Siskind’s letter to the editor regarding reviving the H-1A visa for foreign nurses. The article can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

10 April 2001 – Interested in getting detailed information on how immigration laws affect layoffs, mergers and acquisitions? Join us in our national teleconference on May 8th. For more information, go to our seminar registration page.

09 April 2001 – The latest Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

06 April 2001 – The 6 April 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

30 March 2001 – The 30 March 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

27 March 2001 – Greg Siskind is quoted today in an article by the Reuters news service regarding the impact of layoffs on H-1B workers. The article can be found in our press room athttp://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

24 March 2001 – Greg Siskind is quoted this week in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article on H-1B layoffs. Siskind, Susser, Haas & Devine is mentioned recently as well in an ABA White Paper on how the Internet is aiding in the delivery of legal services. Both articles can be found in our press room at http://visalaw.wpengine.com/news/.

24 March 2001 – The 23 March 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

18 March 2001 – The 16 March 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

13 March 2001 – HRWire, the e-zine for human resource professionals, quotes Detroit SSHD lawyer Marc Topoleski in its latest issue in a story on the impact of layoffs on immigrants. You can read the article in our Newsroom.

12 March 2001 – Interested in getting detailed information on the new H-1B law and regulations? Join us in our national teleconference on April 9th. For more information, go to our seminar registration page.

10 March 2001 – The 9 March 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

8 March 2001 – The latest Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

3 March 2001 – The 2 March 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

1 March 2001 – We have received the updated list of USDA fully-served Health Professional Shortage Areas.

26 February 2001 – Interested in getting detailed information on the new LIFE Act including the latest on 245i, the new V and K visas and relief for amnesty litigants? Join us in our national teleconference on March 13th. For more information, go to our seminar registration page.

24 February 2001 – We’ve update our Legislation Chart showing the status of immigration bills in Congress.

24 February 2001 –  The 23 February 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now available.

22 February 2001 – The INS has recently released a guidance document discussing how border officials are to handle H-1B applicants. We’ve posted it in our Documents Collection.

22 February 2001 – Greg Siskind is quoted in an article in today’s New York Times on how the Internet has changed the legal profession. You can find the article in our Newsroom.

17 February 2001 –  The 16 February 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

10 February 2001 – HRWire, the e-zine for human resource professionals, quotes Greg Siskind in its latest issue in a story on the new LIFE Act. You can read the article in ourNewsroom.

10 February 2001 – The February 9, 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

4 February 2001 – The February 2, 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

30 January 2001 – HRWire, the e-zine for human resource professionals, quotes Greg Siskind in its latest issue in a story on H-1B regulations. You can read the article in ourNewsroom.

28 January 2001 – The January 26, 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

23 January 2001 – The Memphis Business Journal mentions Greg Siskind this week in an article naming its finalists for Executive of the Year in its annual Small Business Awards. The article is linked at SSHD in the News.

22 January 2001 – Greg Siskind’s op-ed piece on the Chavez nomination that ran in the Nashville Tennessean and the Memphis Commercial Appeal is now in our Newsroom.

20 January 2001 – The January 19, 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

17 January 2001 – The transcript for Greg Siskind’s latest online chat on 245i at ILW.com is now online.

13 January 2001 – The January 12, 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

06 January 2001 – The January 5, 2001 issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

In the News

DECEMBER 2001

Memphis Business Journal quotes Greg Siskind and Lynn Susser in an article about the INS and student visas, December 14, 2001.

ABA’s Law Practice Management Magazine talks about SSHD when discussing contact and relationship management technology, Nov/Dec 2001

ABA’s Law Practice Management Magazine discusses Visalaw.com in its latest article titled SEND-ONLY AND DISCUSSION LISTS TO GET OUT THE NEWS, Nov/Dec 2001.

ABA’s Law Practice Management Magazine talks about Visalaw.com in its latest article, The Wired World of Marketing Legal Services. There’s a New Standard in Netting, Knowing and Keeping Clients, Nov/Dec 2001.

NOVEMBER 2001

NPR Radio Show

NPR Radio Show “On-line Legal Services” talks about Visalaw.com, November 27, 2001.

KPMG ANALYSIS LEGISLATIVE HELP FOR NURSING SHORTAGE NOT EXPECTED SOON(Acrobat Version)

Greg Siskind is quoted in KPMG’s Insurance Analysis, November 2, 2001.

STUDENT VISAS AREN’T MAKING THE GRADE (Acrobat Version)

Greg Siskind is quoted in an article by Business Week Online, October 12, 2001.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS (Acrobat Version)

Small Business Magazine profile’s SSHD’s use of the internet as a tool for a legal practice, August 2, 2001.

CUT DOWN IMMIGRATION DOWNSIZING RISKS (Acrobat Version)

SSHD’s attorneys Greg Siskind and Marc Topleski co-author this HR Magazine article outlining the immigration problems layoffs can create, July 2001.

OCTOBER 2001

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OWES HISPANIC EMPLOYEES FOR BOOM

The Memphis Business Journal mentions Lynn Susser in this article about Hispanic employees in the construction industry.

IMMIGRATION NEWS AND LAW SITES (Acrobat Version)

IT World evaluates Siskind, Susser, Haas and Devine’s web page, visalaw.com – October 9, 2001

JUNE 2001

HIGH COURT AFFIRMS LEGAL PROTECTION FOR IMMIGRANTS (Acrobat Version)

The Supreme Court handed dealt a big blow to the INS in its interpretation of the 96 Act. Greg Siskind is quoted in a story by the Oregonian newspaper. June 26, 2001.

APRIL 2001

TRANSACTIONS CARRY VISA RISKS (Acrobat Version)

Greg Siskind publishes an article in the National Law Journal about the risks immigrant workers face when corporations change ownership. April 23, 2001.

THE NURSING SHORTAGE (Acrobat Version)

The New York Times printed Greg Siskind’s letter to the editor suggesting reviving the H-1A nurse visa as a partial solution to the nurse shortage in this country. – April 12, 2001

MARCH 2001

HIGH TECH JOB LOSSES COULD PUT FOREIGNERS IN LIMBO

Reuters quotes Greg Siskind in an article about the impact of layoffs on H-1B workers – March 27, 2001.

H-1BS FEAR THEY WILL BE SENT HOME (Acrobat Version)

The San Francisco Chronicle quotes Greg Siskind in an article about the impact of layoffs on H-1B workers – March 21, 2001.

IMPROVING THE DELIVERY OF AFFORDABLE LEGAL SERVICES THROUGH THE INTERNET(Acrobat Version)

The director of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Advertising drafted this white paper which cites Visalaw.com for its pioneering efforts in using the Internet to aide in the delivery of legal services. (Acrobat only)

DOWNSIZING? BE AWARE OF IMMIGRATION REGS IMPACT (Acrobat Version)

HRWire, the e-zine for Human Resource Managers, quotes Detroit SSHD lawyer Marc Topoleski in an article about the immigration impact of layoffs. – March 2001

FEBRUARY 2001

DOT-COM, ESQUIRE: LEGAL GUIDANCE, LAWYER OPTIONAL (Acrobat Version)

The New York Times quotes Greg Siskind in a story on how the Internet is changing the practice of law. – February 22, 2001.

LIFE’S MYTHS AND TRUTHS

HRWire, the e-zine for Human Resource Managers, quotes Greg Siskind in an article about the new LIFE Act – February 5, 2001 (Acrobat only)

JANUARY 2001

COMPLEX H-1B REGULATIONS TAKE EFFECT

HRWire, the e-zine for Human Resource Managers, quotes Greg Siskind in an article about late H-1B developments. – January 29, 2001 (Acrobat only)

FINALISTS NAMED FOR MBJ SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS

The Memphis Business Journal has named Greg Siskind as a finalist for Executive of the Year in its annual Small Business Awards – January 23, 2001 (Acrobat only)

LINDA CHAVEZ WAS DEFEATED BY AN OUTDATED IMMIGRATION LAW

Greg Siskind’s op-ed piece on the Chavez nomination ran in the Nashville Tennessean and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. – January 16, 2001