For the first time, the Massachusetts Bar Association's
Immigration Law Section held an all-day training conference. The
May 9 conference offered attendees the opportunity to attend four
panel discussions, which included experts who spoke on the effects
of criminal conduct on immigration proceedings.
Jeannie Kain and Jennifer Klein -- both lawyers with 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
"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."