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US Immigration Options for Artists

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you an artist seeking to broaden your horizons and share your creative brilliance with the world? Join our exclusive information session on “US Immigration Options for Artists,” where we demystify the O-1 visa and EB-1 green card processes, empowering you to navigate the path to international recognition and success.

Course Topics:

  1. O-1 Visa Essentials
  2. EB-1 Green Card Advantages
  3. Navigating the Application Process
  4. Legal Insights from Industry Experts
  5. Q&A Session


Rakhel Speyer Milstein, CEO, Milstein Law Group, PLLC

Rakhel has been practicing immigration law for over two decades, focusing on “extraordinary ability” visas and green cards. While she also handles all types of immigration matters, including standard work visas/green cards and family based cases, she has extensive experience resolving complex immigration cases in federal court, as well. She prides herself on finding creative solutions for her clients to allow them to live, work and/or train in the U.S.

Bard College (B.A.); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D.); Articles Editor, Journal of International and Comparative Law, Cardozo School of Law.

Rakhel is admitted to the bar in New York, the District of Columbia, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, District of Colorado, District of Nebraska and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association.


For members, please email registrations@vlany.org to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

  • $25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
  • $25 Artists Over Sixty
  • $35 Arts Professional VLA Member
  • $55 Arts Professional Non-Member
  • $150 Legal Professional VLA Member
  • $200 Legal Professional Non-Member
  • $100 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

Refund Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

Zoom Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the webinar. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation.


You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link within an hour of registration, as well as an email the day of the class containing any materials. If you do not see these emails, please check your spam folder before reaching out to registrations@vlany.org.


April 9
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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CLE Class
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CLE Class