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.
'Crimmigration': A Practical Guide to Representing
Non-Citizens in Criminal Matters
Tuesday, May 4, 1-2:15 p.m.
MBA Zoom Webinar
Click here to register.
This program is FREE for MBA members. AILA New England, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA), and Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA) members can enjoy a special discounted rate of $25. Please register by calling (617) 338-0530.
This program has been approved for 1 Adult Criminal Trial Panel/ Adult Criminal Appeals Panel/ YAD Trial Panel/ YAD Appeals Panel credit.
This session will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program on May 4.