2020 Annual Pre-AILA Crimes and Immigration Virtual CLE
- $150.00 - Legal Worker/Non-Profit/Student
- $225.00 - Current Members of NIPNLG, NLG, or Minority Bar Associations
- $275.00 - Private Attorney
Join NIPNLG for the 2020 Annual Pre-AILA Crimes and Immigration Virtual CLE
Friday, July 17, 2020
11:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
This day-long Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course is designed for criminal defense attorneys and immigration attorneys who represent noncitizens in criminal cases or who have criminal convictions.
11:35 - 12:45 Protecting Your Clients: How to Leverage the Categorical Approach
This session will cover how advocates can make the most of the categorical approach methodology in their defense of immigrants with convictions. We will cover the seminal Supreme Court cases and key features of the categorical and modified categorical approach. The session will highlight some of the thorny issues arising in this area in litigation today. We will provide tips and suggestions on how to face these challenges. Lastly, we will finish with some of the key crim-imm case law developments over the last year.
Faculty: Kate Evans, Clinical Professor of Law, Duke Law School
Talia Peleg, Associate Professor of Law, City University of New York School of Law
1:00 - 2:10 The Realistic Probability Standard: What It Is (and Isn’t), and How to Meet It
The session will address the realistic probability standard, an important aspect of the categorical approach. We will explain what the standard is and when it comes into play, and cover its origins in Supreme Court case law. The session will then examine how the realistic probability standard is being interpreted and applied today in the circuit courts and at the BIA. Finally, we will discuss ways advocates can satisfy this standard and address issues related to it that may arise in immigration proceedings.
Faculty: Khaled Alrabe, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Leila Kang, Supervising Litigation Attorney, Immigrant Defense Project
2:25 - 4:35 Securing Effective Post-Conviction Relief
This session will address the various legal, factual, and procedural issues involved in securing post-conviction relief (PCR) for noncitizens that is effective for immigration adjudicators. We will cover the governing legal standards concerning PCR in immigration proceedings as well as recent developments, particularly Matter of Thomas and Thompson, 27 I&N Dec. 674 (A.G. 2019), and related issues. In light of these legal standards and requirements, the session will provide a framework for understanding, planning, and obtaining PCR that will be effective in immigration proceedings. We will also address potential challenges to these legal standards as well as ways to push back against efforts to restrict the effectiveness of PCR in immigration proceedings.
Faculty: Norton Tooby, Law Offices of Norton Tooby
Andrew Wachtenheim, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Matthew Vogel, Senior Staff Attorney, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
4:45 - 5:30 Questions and Answers
An application for four credits is pending in Washington. Certificates will be available for attorneys to request CLE credits in other states.
Please send inquiries about the CLE to firstname.lastname@example.org
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