2019 Strategies for Clients Facing “CIMTs” - Recording (.MP3)

2019 Strategies for Clients Facing “CIMTs” - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 10/29/2019
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-10-29-DL

Of the criminal grounds of inadmissibility and deportability, crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMTs) are the most difficult to analyze because they are left undefined by the INA. Our panel of experts will guide you through the latest developments regarding the changing definition of CIMTs in order to provide a practical framework for analyzing, fighting, and waiving them. In addition, experts will provide their top tips for how to stay current regarding this complex and ever-developing area of immigration law.

Featured Topics

  • Will a CIMT Always Lead to a Finding of Deportability and/or Inadmissibility? What Exceptions Are There?
  • What Is the “Petty Offense Exception” to the CIMT Ground of Inadmissibility Under INA §212(a)(2)(A)(ii)(II)?
  • Despite the Presence of a CIMT, When Might Your Client Still Be Eligible for Either Cancellation of Removal or a Waiver of Inadmissibility?
  • Collaborating with Criminal Defense Counsel on Advising Clients During Plea Negotiations, Post-Conviction Relief, and Expungements

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Maria T. Baldini-Potermin (DL), AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee Chair, Chicago, IL

Maria Baldini-Potermin founded Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, PC in Chicago. She focuses on removal defense, federal litigation, waivers, family-based immigration, and immigration consequences of criminal dispositions. Author of Immigration Trial Handbook, update editor for Immigration Law & Crimes, and Interpreter Releases consultant. AILA awards: 2013/2018 AILA Presidential Commendations, 2010 Edith Lowenstein Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law, and 2004 Chicago Joseph Minsky Mentor Award. She is the AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Chair and on the National Immigration Project’s Board of Directors.

Mary E. Kramer, AILA Author, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, 7th Ed., Miami, FL

Mary E. Kramer is the author of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants, now in its seventh edition, and available at agora.aila.org. She is the 2015 recipient of the Edith Lowenstein Award, an award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. Ms. Kramer is past chair of the AILA South Florida Chapter, and a past chair of the AILA ICE Liaison Committee. She currently serves on National’s Department of State Committee. Ms. Kramer serves on the Board of Trustees for the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota; she also serves on the Catholic Legal Services Board, of which she was previously president. She is a periodic trainer of federal public defenders, and taught immigration law as an adjunct at Florida International University. Ms. Kramer has been in private practice for 27 years in Miami, FL, and focuses her practice on criminal-foreign national issues with the courts, USCIS, and consulates abroad; she also handles complex political asylum and cooperating witness matters.

Elizabeth Lopez, Reno, NV

Elizabeth Lopez currently serves as the Deputy Public Defender of Washoe County, State of Nevada from September 2018 to present and an Immigration Attorney for Washoe Legal Services from April 2017 to the present. She graduated from Emory University School of Law with a Doctor of Law (JD) in 2014. Activities and Societies are as follows: Emory Immigration Law Society, President; Emory Moot Court Society, NYU Immigration Competition; Emory Latin American Law Students' Association; Emory chapter of National Lawyers' Guild.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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