Overview of PCR: What It Is and Why It's an Important Part of the Immigration Toolbox

Overview of PCR: What It Is and Why It's an Important Part of the Immigration Toolbox

Event Date: 07/15/2022
Recording Available 7-14 Days After Event Date
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

This free roundtable will provide an overview of post-conviction relief (PCR), including what it is and why it is an important part of the immigration toolbox. Additionally, it will identify cases where PCR may be appropriate, common PCR vehicles, and how to work with criminal defense counsel.

Discussion Topics:

  • How to refer the case to PCR counsel
  • How to associate with criminal defense counsel if you decide to DIY
  • Understanding what it takes to be competent to directly represent a client in a PCR matter
  • Advocacy at the state and local level: legislation, and prosecutorial agency policy

This roundtable is presented by the AILA Federal Court Litigation Section.

This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.

Matthew Green, Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee, Tucson, AZ

Rose Cahn, Senior Staff Attorney, San Francisco, CA

Matthew Vogel, Supervising Attorney, New Orleans, LA

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.