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Speaking engagements

Ms. Prendergast has presented at the following conferences and seminars:

  • Discussion leader, "Fundamentals of a Master Calendar Hearing", AILA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 21 – 24, 2017
  • Discussion leader, "ICE Open Forum", AILA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 21 – 24, 2017
  • Presenter, "Immigration Court Practice in an Age of New Detention Priorities", AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Conference, Brooklyn Center, MN, May 19, 2017
  • Presenter, "Changes in International and Immigration Law with the New Administration", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, OH, May 3, 2017
  • Discussion leader, "ICE Open Forum and Agency Roundup", AILA Spring Conference, Washington, DC, April 7, 2017
  • Presenter, "Circuit Court and BIA Update", Chicago AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, March 13, 2017
  • Presenter, "Get Me Out of Here! Strategies for Getting Clients Out of Custody", AILA Audio Seminar, March 7, 2017
  • Panelist, "Immigration, Borders, and Executive Orders, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs", NY, March 4, 2017
  • Panelist, "Hot Talks: Immigration", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, OH, February 14, 2017
  • Presenter, "Finding the Lifeline in a Turbulent Sea: Prosecutorial Discretion for the Challenging Case", AILA Midwinter Conference, Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, January 20, 2017
  • Panelist, "Another Break In The Wall: Immigration Policy Under the Trump Administration", Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group, Cleveland, OH, January 17, 2017
  • Presenter, "Immigration Judge Updates", Ohio AILA Fall Conference, Columbus, OH, October 7, 2016
  • Discussion leader, "Stacking the Deck Early in the Game: Overcoming the Government’s Motion to Dismiss on Discretion and Winning Your Appeal", AILA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 22 – 25, 2016
  • Discussion leader, "ICE Open Forum", AILA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 22 – 25, 2016
  • Discussion leader, "ICE Open Forum and Agency Roundup", AILA Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2016
  • Panelist, "EOIR/ICE Panel", Ohio AILA Fall Conference, Columbus, OH, October 9, 2015
  • Discussion leader, "ICE Open Forum", AILA Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD, June 17 – 20, 2015
  • Discussion leader, "ICE Open Forum and Agency Roundup", AILA Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2015
  • Panelist, "Litigation and Prosecutorial Discretion Requests to OCC, ERO, and OPLA", Chicago AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, March 9, 2015
  • Panelist, "Building Stellar Equity Packages for Removal Cases and Beyond", AILA Ohio/Michigan Fall Conference, Perrysburg, OH, October 10, 2014
  • Panelist, "The Dreaded NTA from Bond to Victory: Removal Proceedings Part 1", AILA Annual Conference, Boston, MA, June 18 – 21, 2014