Trainings

Crim-Imm 101 CLE: Understanding Immigration Status for Defense Attorneys

In 2010, the Supreme Court held that the 6th Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise non-citizen clients about the immigration consequences that could arise from the decision to plead guilty or go to trial in Padilla v. Kentucky. The training will provide guidance for defense attorneys on gathering immigration information from clients to work with immigration counsel to understand … Read more »

Representing Immigrants in New York City Specialized Court Parts

The problem-solving court parts model was developed in New York City criminal courts over twenty years ago with the goal to eschew traditional models of prosecution in favor of a results-oriented approach that focused more on the needs of individuals facing criminal charges.  Today there are dozens of specialized court parts throughout New York City Criminal Courts.  Representing immigrants in … Read more »

Beyond Roldan and Pickering: Arguing that All Post-conviction Relief Must Be Recognized in Immigration Proceedings

This training will go through cutting-edge arguments for challenging current BIA standards for when immigration law will respect post-conviction relief. By challenging these standards, noncitizens can argue that all post-conviction relief – including vacaturs and expungements granted by state courts – must be recognized in immigration proceedings no matter the basis for the vacatur or expungement.   Beginning in 1999, the … Read more »

Identifying Post-Conviction Relief Options for Immigrant Clients

This free CLE will provide an introduction and guidance to post-conviction relief (“PCR”) for clients with convictions in New York State. The course will lay out relevant PCR statutes for New York convictions, how immigration practitioners can identify that PCR may be an appropriate defense or strategy, and tips for immigration practitioners to coordinate strategy with PCR counsel. The course … Read more »

Crim-Imm 101 CLE: Understanding Immigration Status for Defense Attorneys

In 2010 the Supreme Court decided ​Padilla v. Kentucky​, holding the 6th Amendment requires criminal defense counsel to advise non-citizen clients about the immigration consequences that could arise from the decision to plead guilty or go to trial. Since ​Padilla ​was decided, it has become more necessary than ever for defense attorneys to advise immigrant clients about not only immigration … Read more »

2022 Crimes and Immigration Seminar

The Crimes and Immigration Seminar is an annual CLE program that provides in-depth training on key topics in criminal-immigration law practice. The seminar is designed to be useful and engaging for both introductory and advanced immigration law practitioners. The first day will cover a variety of topics relating to the categorical approach, the analysis that courts use to determine the … Read more »

CLE Training: Ethical Representation: Serving Clients with Criminal Contacts

Contact with the criminal legal system can create unique risks and complications for an immigrant client. The Immigrant Defense Project Helpline provides individualized analysis of the effect of any contact with the criminal legal system on a person’s immigration status, and gives clear, accurate, individualized advice to legal service providers by serving as crim-imm experts. This training is intended to … Read more »

CLE Training: ICE Detainers in NYC: The Impact on State Criminal Cases

ICE detainers are a key component of ICE’s detention-to-deportation pipeline.  An ICE detainer is an administrative request to state or local law enforcement to detain individuals who would otherwise be released, or notify ICE in advance of release, so that ICE can arrest the person. State and local law enforcement are not required to honor detainers but many do. ICE … Read more »

CLE Training: Family Defense Practice for Noncitizen Respondents in Article 10 Proceedings

Article 10 proceedings in New York State Family Court can create unique risks and complications for a noncitizen respondent. Actions taken in family court, such as admissions to non-citizen status, findings that the respondent has violated an order of protection, or findings of abuse and neglect, may lead directly to immigration consequences. This training is intended to provide information to … Read more »

CLE Training: Crim-Imm 101: Understanding Immigration Status for Defense Attorneys

In 2010 the Supreme Court decided ​Padilla v. Kentucky​, holding the 6th Amendment requires criminal defense counsel to advise non-citizen clients about the immigration consequences that could arise from the decision to plead guilty or go to trial. Since ​Padilla ​was decided, it has become more necessary than ever for defense attorneys to advise immigrant clients about not only immigration … Read more »

CLE Training: Practice Tips for Representing Immigrant Clients with Criminal System Contacts in Affirmative Applications

Contact with the criminal legal system can create unique risks and complications for an immigrant client. The Immigrant Defense Project hotline provides individualized analysis of the effect of any contact with the criminal legal system on a person’s immigration status, and gives clear, accurate, individualized advice to legal service providers by serving as crim-imm experts. This training is intended to … Read more »

CLE Training: Steps to Analyze the Immigration Impact of Criminal Contact and Convictions for Immigrant Clients

What you will learn: Contact with the criminal legal system can create unique risks and complications for an immigrant client. The Immigrant Defense Project Helpline provides individualized analysis of the effect of any contact with the criminal legal system on a person’s immigration status and gives clear, accurate, individualized advice to legal service providers by serving as “crim-imm” experts. This … Read more »

Legal Service Provider CLEs – Spring 2021 Series

Description IDP is offering a free online training series in the months of May and June. The goal of this series is to train immigration attorneys and advocates, DOJ-accredited representatives, and support staff on issues at the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. The series will cover issues related to advising clients who have had contact with the criminal … Read more »

Eyes on ICE – Information on documenting encounters with immigration agents

Para leer información sobre este seminario web, hacer click aquí | Part 1: Know Your Rights & Practical Tips for Filming ICE   Part 2 of EYES ON ICE: Community approaches to documenting and organizing around encounters with immigration agents Watch the recording here As Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) expands the deportation system, communities and grassroots groups are continuing to fight back, … Read more »

Nov 2, 2013 Crimes & Immigration Seminar

On November 2, 2013, IDP, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the Law Offices of Norton Tooby hosted our annual Crimes & Immigration Seminar for immigration and criminal defense attorneys at the NYU School of Law. National expert faculty Norton Tooby, Sejal Zota, Dan Kesselbrenner, and IDP’s own Manny Vargas, Dawn Seibert, and Isaac Wheeler presented the latest developments … Read more »

4/29 IJN Telebriefing Criminal Bars to Immigration Reform

Register here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Criminal Bars to Immigration Reform: Creating a Pathway to Citizenship for All Immigrants Monday April 29, 2pm EST/11am PST The Immigrant Justice Network, a collaboration between the Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, … Read more »