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Advising the Defense Bar on Crimmigration Consequences

February 13, 2014
Audio Seminar

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Advising the Defense Bar on Crimmigration Consequences

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on February 13, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Given recent trends in U.S. Supreme Court precedent, criminal defense attorneys have a need for a new partner --the immigration attorney! Criminal defense counsel cannot defend a non-U.S. citizen without proper immigration advice. Learn what others are doing to properly and successfully advise defense counsel, and turn this into a lucrative part of their practice.

  • The Benefits of Working with Criminal Defense Counsel
  • What Types of Services Can You Offer Criminal Defense Attorneys?
  • The Big Questions: Who Is Your Client? Do You Go to Hearings? Are You Involved in Negotiations? etc.
  • Defining the Scope: Are You Merely Reviewing a Proposed Plea? Or Are You Ineffective Yourself for Failing to Suggest Alternative, Safe-Haven Pleas?
  • How to Advise in light of Padilla, Moncrieffe, and Descamps
  • The Growing Need for Defense Counsel to Give Proper Immigration Advice and How to Use This to Get Clients


Kara Hartzler (dl), San Diego, CA
Kara Hartzler is currently an appellate attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. Prior to joining the Federal Defenders, she served as the Legal Director and Criminal Immigration Consultant at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, where she specialized in the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. She is the author of Surviving Padilla: A Defender’s Guide to Advising Noncitizens on the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions.

Javier N. Maldonado, San Antonio, TX
Javier N. Maldonado is a lawyer in private practice in San Antonio, Texas who specializes in representing individuals in complex federal and state litigation in the areas of immigration, employment disputes, criminal, and civil rights law. He attended Columbia University for both undergraduate and law school. He sits on the Board of Directors of National Immigration Project and is a member of AILA.

Emma Winger, Somerville, MA
Emma Winger is a staff attorney with the Immigration Impact Unit (IIU) of the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the Massachusetts public defender agency, where she advises defense counsel about the immigration consequences of criminal dispositions. Before joining the IIU, Ms. Winger was a trial attorney with the Public Defender Division of CPCS. She received a J.D. from Boston College Law School (2008).

Seminar Recording

Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date.

Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "Advising the Defense Bar on Crimmigration Consequences" audio seminar takes place Thursday, February 13, 2014, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 02/12/2014.

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