Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, May. 10, 2012
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Top (from left to right): Criminal / Immigration Law Training Conference Co-Chairs Jennifer Klein, Esq. and Jeannie Kain, Esq. of the Committee for Public Counsel Services' Immigration Impact Unit.
Bottom: Attendees participate in a training conference panel discussion.

Photos by Marc D'Antonio.

MBA holds first Criminal / Immigration Law Training Conference

For the first time, the Massachusetts Bar Association's Immigration Law Section held an all-day training conference on May 9. The conference offered attendees the opportunity to attend four panel discussions, which included experts who spoke on the effects of criminal conduct on immigation proceedings.

Jeannie Kain, Esq. and Jennifer Klein, Esq. -- both from the Committee for Public Counsel Services' Immigration Impact Unit -- chaired the program, which provided experienced immigration law practitioners, as well as criminal defense attorneys, with the opportunity to learn more about how immigration concerns can impact representations.

"This program was very effective in bringing the criminal and immigration bars together," Kain said. "We made a concerted effort to make sure the programming catered to both the experienced immigration lawyer and those defense attorneys who dabble."

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