2023 Annual Pre-AILA In-Person Crimes and Immigration Seminar


  • $300.00  -  [IN_PERSON] Private Attorney Members
  • $375.00  -  [IN_PERSON] Private Attorney Non-Members
  • $175.00  -  [IN_PERSON] Non-profit Members
  • $225.00  -  [IN_PERSON] Non-profit Non-Member
  • $30.00  -  [IN_PERSON] Students


2023 Annual Pre-AILA In-Person Crimes & Immigration Seminar

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)

Location: Delta Hotels Orlando Celebration

2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL, 34747

(390 Total Minutes -6.5 Total CLE Credits)


TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2023


  • 9:00am - 9:05am ET: Introduction

    9:05am - 10:35am ET: The Categorical Approach and Recent Developments

    (90 minutes of instruction/1.50 CLE Credits)

    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 key features of the categorical and modified categorical approaches.


    Emma Winger, American Immigration Counsel

    Matthew Vogel, National Immigration Project (NIPNLG)

    10:35am - 10:45am ET: Break

    10:45am - 12:15pm ET: Defending Against Controlled Substance - Based Grounds of Removability

    (90 minutes of instruction/1.50 CLE Credits)

    Over the past few years, a growing number of courts have determined that state drug schedules are overbroad as compared to the federal drug schedule because of differing state and federal drug definitions. This session will examine those cases and the arguments and strategies that practitioners have used.


    Khaled Alrabe, National Immigration Project (NIPNLG)

    Michael Vastine, St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law

    12:15pm - 1:15pm ET: Lunch

    1:15pm - 2:45pm ET: Winning Post-Conviction Relief

    (90 minutes of instruction/1.50 CLE Credits)

    This session will present a conceptual and procedural framework for obtaining post-conviction relief (PCR) that is effective in immigration proceedings, including the legal standards governing whether PCR orders are effective in the immigration context. It will have a particular, although not exclusive, focus on Florida PCR.


    Norton Tooby, Law Offices of Norton Tooby

    Michael Vastine, St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law

    2:45pm - 3:00pm ET: Break

    3:00pm - 4:30pm ET: Recent Developments in the Courts

    (90 minutes of instruction/1.50 CLE Credits)

    The Supreme Court, the various federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Board of Immigration Appeals have all recently seen developments at the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. This session will explore some of those developments and their implications.


    Kevin Gregg, Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt

    Khaled Alrabe, National Immigration Project (NIPNLG)

    4:30pm - 5:00pm ET: Questions and Answers

    • CLE sponsored by

      National Immigration Project

    • CLE Credits

      The State Bar of Florida has approved this course for 8.0 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours. The Washington State Bar and the State Bar of Texas have approved this course for 6.50 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.