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Immigration Cases In Criminal And Family Law Areas (2013)

This program is designed for criminal defense and family law practitioners who may be representing noncitizen clients, and will offer guidance on issues relating to identifying immigration status and addressing unintended immigration consequences that may arise from a criminal court disposition or family court outcome. The program will also provide attorneys with valuable information on immigration applications and waivers that are designed to help a noncitizen client maintain or apply for valid immigration status. This program will offer invaluable resource information designed to protect the rights of immigrant clients.

3.5 MCLE Credit Hours

Program Planning Chairs, and Co-Chairs, NYSBA Committee on Immigration Representation

Jojo Annobil, Esq.
The Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice
Attorney-in-Charge of the Immigration Law Unit
New York City

Joanne Macri, Esq.
Director of Regional Initiatives
New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services

Program Topics and Faculty

This panel will focus on the impact of immigration enforcement on the New York State criminal justice system and will highlight the unintended immigration consequences of a criminal conviction. Panelists will also provide a brief overview of the likely impact of comprehensive immigration reform on the practice of criminal law in New York State.

  • Kerry William Bretz, Esq., Bretz & Coven, LLP, New York City
  • Labe M. Richman, Esq., Attorney at Law, New York City
  • Manuel D. Vargas, Esq., Immigrant Defense Project, New York City

This panel will explore how the rights of immigrants and their family members are impacted by family court proceedings in New York State. Practitioners will be educated on the benefits of U.S. immigration laws in protecting the rights of immigrant clients who are identified as victims of domestic violence or victims of certain crimes, unaccompanied minors and neglected and abandoned children.

  • Angela Olivia Burton, Esq., Director of Quality Enhancement for Parent Representation, New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, Albany
  • Marie-Eleana First, Esq., Attorney at Law, New York City
  • Carla Alvarez Gould, LCSW, MSW, Law Offices of Allen E. Kaye P.C., New York City
  • Hannah R. Shapiro, Esq., Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice Domestic Violence/Immigration Project, Brooklyn
  • Claudia Slovinsky, Esq., Claudia Slovinsky & Associates, PLLC, New York City

Total Credits: 3.50 | Skills: 1.50, Areas of Professional Practice: 2.00

Click "Add to Cart" to purchase full program or click a title below to purchase by topic.

 1 Padilla: A New Era For Criminal Defense Litigation (2013)
Skills: 0.50, Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 2 Protecting The Rights Of Immigrant Families (2013)
Skills: 1.00, Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
Non-Member Price: $235.00
Recorded Date:
  • October 17, 2013
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VDB34
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 2.0
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.5
  • 6hr