Post-Conviction Relief: “If I Could Turn Back Time!”

Post-Conviction Relief: “If I Could Turn Back Time!”

Post-Conviction Relief: “If I Could Turn Back Time!” - Live (CLE Included)
09/08/2022 02:00 EDT - 03:30 EDT
Post-Conviction Relief: “If I Could Turn Back Time!” - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 9/8/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Immigration attorneys may sometimes feel like post-conviction relief is outside their wheelhouse. However, post-conviction relief is a crucial tool for clients with less-than-perfect pasts. Even if attorneys do not practice criminal law, staying abreast of the latest developments with respect to vacaturs and sentence modifications is required to comprehensively advise clients regarding their immigration options. During this intermediate-to-advanced seminar, our panel of experts will discuss various types of post-conviction relief vehicles, trends in DHS challenges to vacaturs and sentence modifications, and other important strategy considerations when counseling clients on post-conviction relief.

Featured Topics:

  • Sentence Modifications Post-Matter of Thomas and Thompson
  • What Vacaturs Are Effective for Immigration Purposes?
  • Burdens of Proof
    • The Importance of Obtaining and Preserving Records
  • Pardon Me: The Impact of Pardons on Removal, Inadmissibility, and Naturalization
  • Working Effectively with Criminal Counsel

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*Andrew Wachtenheim (DL), Berkeley, CA

*Cory Forman, AILA New York Chapter Chair, New York, NY

*Susan Church, AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee, Boston, MA

*Kim K. Alabasi, Chesterland, OH

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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