CLE Training: Intro to the Immigration Consequences of 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 introductory information to family defense attorneys on how to work with noncitizen clients and incorporate immigration concerns into their representation strategy. The training will explain the potential immigration consequences of adjudications in Article 10 proceedings. It will also give some best practices for how family defense counsel can try to avoid immigration consequences at different stages of an Article 10 case.

Sponsored by: Attorneys for Children/Assigned Counsel Panel, Appellate Division, First Department, Immigrant Defense Project

Registration is Closed

What you will learn:

  • How to identify when to incorporate an immigration-safe strategy into an Article 10 case
  • The potential immigration consequences of adjudications in Article 10 proceedings in NYS Family Court
  • Strategies for negotiating outcomes in Article 10 proceedings that minimize immigration consequences

Who should attend:

Family Court attorneys and advocates representing respondents in Article 10 proceedings and related matters. This course is not open to individuals employed by Administration for Children’s Services, Child Protective Services, other child welfare agencies, local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security or by prosecutorial agencies including District Attorney’s Offices.

Continuing Legal Education Credits:

IDP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York (2022–2025) in traditional and non-traditional formats. This transitional/non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 credit hours. No CLE credit may be earned for repeat attendance at any accredited CLE activity.


  • Denise Grosman—IDP Padilla Support Center Immigration Staff Attorney
  • Em Puhl—IDP Supervising Attorney


Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)
Please note that this is an online event and will be held through the Zoom webinar platform.


The program is presented free of charge.

Registration will close on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at noon (ET).

Registration is Closed

How to access a Zoom Webinar:

The Immigrant Defense Project requires all registrants to authenticate their profile in order to confirm the registrant’s identity. In order to attend a webinar hosted by the Immigrant Defense Project, please follow the instructions

Additional Information:

  • The event will be held online through the Zoom webinar platform. You must register for this webinar training using an email address that is associated with a Zoom account. 
  • Individuals who are not present during the live training will not be eligible for the CLE credits.  
  • CLE certifications will be distributed by September 29, 2023. 
  • Please send inquiries to [email protected]

Registration is Closed