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Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions 2019 *In-Person at the D.C. Bar*

Date(s):
August 20 - 22, 2019
Description:

Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: Our experienced and knowledgeable faculty will provide an update on current enforcement priorities for non-citizens and explain the immigration consequences of certain criminal activities and convictions.  Those who attend will learn about the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement priorities.  Our panel will explain what the practicalities of enforcement given current resources.  Those who attend will also learn the elements necessary for the government to establish a conviction for immigration purposes, and the crimes that can result in a non-citizen’s deportation, with a focus on crimes in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  Our panelists will also discuss possible forms of relief to avoid deportation.  

Other topics include the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Padilla v. Kentucky and its progeny.  This discussion will include what defense counsel must do to comply with the Court’s mandate in Padilla.  Our panel will also discuss the failure on the part of defense counsel to provide adequate advice to non-citizen clients on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions can result in claims of malpractice and can constitute a breach of an attorney’s ethical obligations.

Faculty:

  • Ofelia L. Calderón, Calderón Seguin PLC
  • Kathryn D'Adamo, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Nadine Wettstein, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates! For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.

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Kathryn D'Adamo, Public Defender Service for the District Of Columbia

Nadine Wettstein, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Ofelia Calderon, Calderon Seguin PLC