2024 Annual Pre-AILA Virtual Conference Crimes & Immigration Seminar


  • $400.00  -  [VIRTUAL] Private Attorney Non-Members
  • $300.00  -  [VIRTUAL] Private Attorney Members
  • $250.00  -  [VIRTUAL] Non-profit Non-Member
  • $175.00  -  [VIRTUAL] Non-profit Members
  • $40.00  -  [VIRTUAL] Students


2024 Annual Pre-AILA Virtual Conference Crimes & Immigration Seminar

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT), 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET), 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PT)


Location: Zoom Webinar



(330 Total Minutes -5.5 Total CLE Credits based on the 60-minute credit hour)



TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2024


  • 10:00am - 10:05am CT: Welcome and Introductions (5 minutes)

    10:05am - 11:35am CT: The Categorical and Modified Categorical Approach

    (90 minutes of instruction/1.50 CLE Credits)

    Defending against almost all criminal grounds of removal requires a comprehensive understanding of the categorical (and modified) categorical approach. This session will cover the key features of the approach and its effective use in removal defense.

    11:35am - 11:45am CT: Break

    11:45am - 12:45pm CT: Challenging Removal Based on Crimes Involving Deceit, Dishonesty, or Fraud

    (60 minutes of instruction/1.00 CLE Credit)

    Clients with deceit, dishonesty, or fraud-based convictions may face a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) or aggravated felony charges of removability that requires specific legal analysis.This session will address how to defend against CIMT and aggravated felony fraud grounds of removal based on criminal convictions that involve elements of deceit, dishonesty, or fraud.

    12:45pm - 1:30pm CT: Lunch Break (Lunch Provided)

    1:30pm - 2:30pm CT: Inadmissibility and Returning LPRs

    (60 minutes of instruction/1.00 CLE Credit)

    Lawful permanent residents (LPR) who have committed an offense listed under the criminal inadmissibility grounds may be treated as applicants for admission and placed in removal proceedings upon re-entry. This session will cover how to best represent LPR clients who are or may be at risk being placed in removal proceedings upon reentry.

    2:30pm - 2:40pm CT: Break

    2:40pm - 3:40pm CT: Working with Criminal Defense Attorneys

    (60 minutes of instruction/1.00 CLE Credit)

    Working with criminal defense attorneys is essential when representing clients with pending criminal charges or clients seeking post-conviction relief (PCR). This session will explore best practices on how to engage with criminal defense attorneys to improve outcomes for your clients in immigration court.

    3:40pm - 3:50pm CT: Break

  • 3:50pm - 4:50pm CT: Immigration Consequences of DUIs
  • (60 minutes of instruction/1.00 CLE Credit)
  • DUIs are some of the most prosecuted offenses in the country. This session will address the immigration consequences of DUI-type offenses and how to mitigate them. The faculty will cover inadmissibility, good moral character (GMC) assessments, discretionary decisions, and more.
  • 4:50pm - 5:00pm CT: Closing and Announcements

      CLE sponsored by

      National Immigration Project

    • CLE Credits

      An application to the Washington State Bar, the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of  Illinois, and the State Bar of California will be submited for this course for 5.50 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours.

    • Group Registration Discounts:  We offer a 10% discount for groups of 5 to 10 and 15% discount for groups of 11 or more. To take advantage of the group registration discount organizations must:

    • -Submit a complete list* of registrants (Group Registration Form) to Link to Group Registration Form - HERE.
    • -Pay a singular invoice for registration fees.
    • Payment can be made via ACH, Credit Card, or Check. *Please note that group registration list adjustments are not possible after an invoice has been issued.
    • Tuition Assistance: Tuition assistance is available based on financial hardship. Attorneys should send an email to events@nipnlg.org with the reason they are requesting financial aid. This inbox is monitored daily.