NYSBA Committee on Immigration Representation
NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education
3.5 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice; 1.5 Skills
This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four
months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
Can't attend in person? This program is
also available via simultaneous live webcast option.
Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
This program is designed for criminal defense and family law practitioners who may be representing noncitizen clients, and will offer guidance on issues relating to identifying immigration status and addressing unintended immigration consequences that may arise from a criminal court disposition or family court outcome. The program will also provide attorneys with valuable information on immigration applications and waivers that are designed to help a noncitizen client maintain or apply for valid immigration status.Attorneys attending this program will benefit from invaluable resource information designed to protect the rights of immigrant clients.
Program Planning Chairs, and Co-Chairs, NYSBA Committee on Immigration Representation
Jojo Annobil, Esq.
The Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice
Attorney-in-Charge of the Immigration Law Unit
New York City
Joanne Macri, Esq.
Director of Regional Initiatives
New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services
Program Agenda and Faculty
REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)
I. THE EVOLUTION OF PADILLA: A NEW ERA FOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE LITIGATION
This panel will focus on the impact of immigration enforcement on the New York State criminal justice system and will highlight the unintended immigration consequences of a criminal conviction. It will provide attorneys with up-to-date case law and instruction on providing representation in compliance with the U. S. Supreme Court's 2010 landmark decision inPadilla v. Kentucky. This interactive panel will provide practitioners with defense strategies designed to minimize the immigration consequences of certain criminal convictions and will be instructed on a variety of waivers and relief applications that are available to assist immigrant clients facing deportation/removal because of a criminal conviction. Panelists will also provide a brief overview of the likely impact of comprehensive immigration reform on the practice of criminal law in New York State.
Kerry William Bretz, Esq.,Bretz & Coven, LLP, New York City
Labe M. Richman, Esq.,Attorney at Law, New York City
Manuel D. Vargas, Esq.,Immigrant Defense Project, New York City
II. PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
This panel will explore how the rights of immigrants and their family members are impacted by family court proceedings in New York State. Practitioners will be educated on the benefits of U.S. immigration laws in protecting the rights of immigrant clients who are identified as victims of domestic violence (i.e., VAWA applications and waivers) or victims of certain crimes (i.e., U visas), unaccompanied minors and abused, neglected and abandoned children (i.e., Special Immigrant Juvenile Status applications). Panelists will also provide practice tips on protecting the rights of an immigrant client during a family court proceeding.
Angela Olivia Burton, Esq.,Director of Quality Enhancement for Parent Representation, New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, Albany
Marie-Eleana First, Esq.,Attorney at Law, New York City
Carla Alvarez Gould, LCSW, MSW,Law Offices of Allen E. Kaye P.C., New York City
Hannah R. Shapiro,Esq.,Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice Domestic Violence/Immigration Project,Brooklyn
Claudia Slovinsky, Esq.,Claudia Slovinsky & Associates, PLLC, New York City
ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!
All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.
Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the "Save As" option under your "File" tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.
Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.
Between 48th and 49th Street Using Public Transit: Take the 4, 5, 6, S Subway to Grand Central Station Walk one block East to Third Ave, continue North on Third Ave to 48th Street Take the E, V Subway to Lexington Ave/53rd Street. Walk one block East to Third Ave, continue South to 49th Street