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Post-conviction Relief in a Post-Chaidez World

March 4, 2014
Audio Seminar

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Post-conviction Relief in a Post-Chaidez World

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on March 4, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Although Padilla v. Kentucky was not given retroactive application, post-conviction relief is still relevant and important. However, its scope and availability remains the subject of contention. Learn from our panel of experts how advocacy can make a difference for immigrant defendants.

  • The Court Giveth and the Court Taketh Away: A Discussion of the Roots of the Sixth Amendment in Gideon v. Wainwright and Strickland v. Washington
  • Is Your Client Prejudiced?
      -Building a Successful Theory That Ineffectiveness Made a Negative Impact on a Client's Immigration Status or their Eligibility for Relief from Removal
      -The Reasonableness Question: Predicting and Documenting Alternate Outcomes
  • Finding the Alternate Path: Considering State Procedural Remedies That Avoid the Time Limitations of Chaidez
  • It's Not Over 'Til We Say Its Over: Why Execution of Deportation Should Not Strip State Court Rights for Post-conviction Relief (Including Appeals)
  • Return of the Vindicated Client


Karl William Krooth (dl), San Francisco, CA
Karl William Krooth conducts post-conviction relief, tailors immigration-neutral plea bargains, and seeks U visas for those subject to conviction-based inadmissibility. Karl honed his edge by conducting prosecutions before opting for PCR and criminal defense of immigrants. Karl is law enforcement liaison to AILA's Northern California Chapter, was local Immigration Committee chair to the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), and was on NLG's local board for another term. SuperLawyers has recognized Karl as a "Rising Star" for PCR."

Michael S. Vastine, Miami Gardens, FL
Michael S. Vastine is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Clinic at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. He co-represented the lead case (Hernandez v. State) in which the Florida Supreme Court construed the state application of Padilla v. Kentucky and represents amicus curiae parties in related ongoing litigation. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Prof. Vastine also serves on the Board of Directors of the AILA South Florida Chapter.

Wendy S. Wayne, Somerville, MA
Wendy Wayne is the Director of the Immigration Impact Unit at the Massachusetts public defender office (CPCS), where she advises, trains and provides litigation support to criminal defense attorneys. Ms. Wayne lectures frequently on the interplay between immigration and criminal law. She was lead counsel in Commonwealth v. Sylvain, 466 Mass. 422 (2013), in which Massachusetts’ highest appellate court held that Padilla v. Kentucky is retroactive under state law.

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 "Post-conviction Relief in a Post-Chaidez World " audio seminar takes place Tuesday, March 4, 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 03/03/2014.

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