Louisiana attorney to discuss complexities of ag labor, immigration at Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference
By Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture
May 13, 2019
- Attorney Brandon Davis to speak at Sixth Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference
- The presentation will discuss the ‘Dos and Don’ts of Ag Labor’
- Conference scheduled for June 6-7 in Memphis, Tenn.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Labor laws can be difficult to navigate, but when applied to agricultural employees, they become even more complicated. At the sixth annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, Brandon Davis, partner at Phelps Dunbar, LLP, of New Orleans, will discuss agricultural labor and immigration for farmers and agribusinesses.
Labor and Immigration are a focus of Davis’s career. He represents employers and individuals in a variety of immigration matters including civil and criminal worksite enforcement defense, visa petitions for employees, students, investors, traders, intracompany transfers, and family-sponsored petitions.
This will be Davis’s first time speaking at the conference. Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center, said his lecture will include vital information for those involved in agribusinesses.
“Brandon is a nationally recognized authority in the areas of agricultural labor and immigration law, representing a wide range of agricultural operations. He’s an excellent resource, and we’re very fortunate he’s on board for our conference this year,” Pittman said.
The conference, June 6-7 in Memphis, Tennessee, is part of a long-term effort to provide relevant and timely agricultural and environmental legal research and information to attorneys, lenders, accountants, tax consultants, students and other agricultural professionals involved in the agriculture, food and environmental industries.
Continuing education credit hours available
This conference is approved for six hours of continuing legal education in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, including one hour of ethics. It is approved for 7.2 hours of continuing legal education in Missouri, including 1.2 hours of ethics. The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers has approved the conference for seven hours of continuing education credit. Participants who register before May 14 will receive an additional two hours of online CLE credit.
For more information, including registration, on the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, visit: https://nationalaglawcenter.org/midsouthcle2019/.
About the National Agricultural Law Center
The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.
The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 479-575-4607 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
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