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'Crimmigration': A Practical Guide to Representing Non-Citizens in Criminal Matters


Date Aired: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Runtime: 1:15h

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While the criminal justice system envisions the consequences of criminal charges to eventually come to an end, for non-citizens, those consequences can be life-changing and permanent. A panel of experienced professionals on the front line of this crucial issue will offer practical advice from the perspective of a prosecutor, defense attorney, immigration attorney and judge.

Panelists will address key issues and best practices for representing non-citizens in the criminal justice system, including but not limited to:

  • How to identify immigration pitfalls and advocate for resolutions that keep families together, both in pre- and post-conviction settings.
  • A prosecutor's perspective on responding to Padilla and 29D motions.
  • The techniques and constraints with which immigration counsel must contend when representing non-citizens facing criminal charges.
  • Practical tips and insight from a leading trial court justice on effective advocacy for prosecutors and defense counsel on post-conviction matters and other issues unique to non-citizens involved in criminal courts as defendants, victims and witnesses.

This program has been approved for 1 Adult Criminal Trial Panel/ Adult Criminal Appeals Panel/ YAD Trial Panel/ YAD Appeals Panel credit.

This session was hosted using Zoom.


Murat Erkan, Esq., Program Co-chair
Erkan & Associates, Andover
Martsyl Joseph, Esq., Program Co-chair
Roger Williams University, South Dartmouth
Hon. Lynn Rooney, Panelist
Lawrence District Court, Lawrence
Nathaniel Beaudoin, Esq., Panelist
Worcester County District Attorney's Office - Worcester, Worcester
Zoila Gomez, Esq., Panelist
Gomez & Palumbo LLC, Lawrence

Sponsoring Sections:

Criminal Justice Section
Access to Justice Section
Civil Rights & Social Justice Section
Young Lawyers Division

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