Crimmigration: Identifying and Mitigating the Immigration Consequences of Convictions [Webinar]

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This program is for both immigration and criminal law attorneys – if you are not up on the latest consequences of criminal convictions for your immigrant clients, you need to take this course!

Criminal convictions have wide ranging consequences for individuals trying to immigrate to the US, or non-residents trying to stay in the US, and it’s a tricky area of the law that both immigration and criminal law attorneys need to know thoroughly.

This program will go over the traps and difficulties that affect your client’s future when they are facing criminal charges, and what you can do about them, including:

  • Definition of Conviction
    • State Diversion Programs
    • Deferred Prosecution & Sentences
    • Foreign convictions
  • Immigration Consequences
    • Removability
    • Inadmissibility
  • Criminal Bars to Relief & Naturalization
  • Conviction Not Necessarily Required
    • Reason to Believe
    • VPOs
    • Admissions/Stipulations to certain criminal conduct
  • Denial of Naturalization
  • Vehicles for Post-conviction Relief
    • Matter of Pickering/Matter of Thomas & Thompson
    • Effect of State Rehabilitative Statutes

 

 

Can’t attend? This program will be recorded live on March 22, 2022. The recorded package, available in audio or video format and including seminar materials, will be available two to three weeks after the live program ends.

 

 

Agenda

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
(Including Break)
Webinar

Convictions and Sentences/Terms of Imprisonment

  • State Diversion Programs
  • Deferred Prosecution & Sentences
  • Foreign Convictions

Immigration Consequences

  • Removability
  • Inadmissibility, including 212H
  • Criminal Bars to Relief & Naturalization
  • Adam Walsh Act

Conviction Not Necessarily Required

  • Reason to Believe
  • VPOs
  • Admissions/Stipulations to certain criminal conduct

Denial of Naturalization

  • Statutory Bars to Naturalization
  • Good Moral Character
  • Consequences of a Denial of Naturalization

Vehicles for Post-conviction Relief

  • Matter of Pickering/Matter of Thomas & Thompson
  • Effect of State Rehabilitative Statutes
  • Coram Nobis

Date/Time/Location

Webinar

March 22, 2022

10:00 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

We will send your login details and handout materials a few days before your program.

Testimonials

The following testimonials are from a previous Crimmigration webinar covering similar topics:

“Great speakers.” – Emily J. Kingston Slichter, Esq.

“I learned something new about Crimmigration. I liked the question and answer format of the presentation.” – David Gomez, Esq.

“Fully satisfied. Good training – it was very comprehensive.” – Maria Blanco, Esq.

“Very helpful series! Excellent!”

Faculty

Sabrina Damast, Esq.

Law Office of Sabrina Damast, Inc.

Sabrina Damast practices in the areas of immigration and nationality law and post-conviction relief.  Before opening her own law practice, Sabrina served as a judicial law clerk in the Los Angeles Immigration Court and worked as an immigration attorney in private practice.  As a law clerk, she conducted research and wrote more than two hundred decisions for dozens of Immigration Judges. She developed an expertise in all forms of deportation defense, including applications for asylum, permanent residence, NACARA, fraud waivers, and criminal waivers.  As an attorney in private practice, she solidified these skills by representing clients threatened with deportation.  

Sabrina is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, swing dancing, and musical theater, and she is the leader of a local Girl Scout troop.  Sabrina is a member of the New York and California Bars and is admitted to the Central District of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.  She frequently publishes articles, teaches CLEs, and gives presentations on immigration law. 


Juliana G. Lamardo, Esq.
Founder
Law Offices of Juliana G. Lamardo, P.A.

Juliana G. Lamardo was born in São Paulo, Brazil. When she was 8 years old, her parents made the difficult decision to leave Brazil in search of a better life. Juliana’s father obtained an L-1A visa and moved the entire family to the United States. In 1994, Juliana became a lawful permanent resident and then a U.S. Citizen in 2001. Juliana experienced the immigration process firsthand and knows how apprehensive it can be.

Juliana attended Florida International University in Miami and earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 2003. Following her mother’s footsteps as an attorney, Juliana attended law school at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. She graduated in 2007. It was in law school where her desire to help other immigrants came to life.

Juliana opened the Law Offices of Juliana G. Lamardo in 2016. She was previously a Senior Associate Attorney with a private immigration law firm for over six years, where she handled thousands of cases. She concentrates in the areas of deportation defense, bond hearings, deferred inspections, family-based residency, Citizenship, and naturalization.

Juliana has represented clients in removal and bond proceedings before the Immigration Court, before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on family-based petitions, applications for residency, and applications for Citizenship, as well as various waivers for criminal activity. She has also appeared before the Customs Border Protection (CBP) for deferred inspections.

She is a frequent speaker at various immigration-related seminars including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Pincus Professional Education, and the Association for the Studies of the Cuban Economy (ASCE). She was also a regular guest speaker on Almavisión radio (87.7 FM) on issues related to immigration.

She has been licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida and the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida Division since 2008. She is also a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice immigration in all 50 states.

Juliana is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She understands the complexities associated with immigration procedures and she applies her knowledge and background to competently assist those who wish to build a life in this country. 


Alary E. Piibe, Esq.
Partner/Certified Legal Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law
Hill & Piibe, Immigration Attorneys

Alary E. Piibe is a long-time litigator and certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization who has developed keen and aggressive courtroom skills. Mr. Piibe prides himself as a formidable strategist who will make persuasive, effective presentations, and who represents his clients in a straightforward manner before US ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security), US CIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security) and the Immigration Court. This litigation style translates into a benefit for his clients, and helps cause the government to make a thorough and careful consideration of the cases during the adjudication process. 

Mr. Piibe has considerable experience in applying for waivers for unlawful presence (otherwise known as “3/10 waivers” or “illegal presence” waivers). He treats each case as unique and devotes many firm resources in an “all-out” effort to obtain a successful conclusion that reunites a family. He is especially adept at criminal immigration issues, understanding the nuances that can mean the difference between success and deportation. Under his guidance, the firm has vacated numerous criminal convictions to cancel their effect on deportation and removal. 

Mr. Piibe’s experience before the Asylum Office and the Immigration Court gives his clients additional protection, and he has won several asylum cases involving complicated and technical issues, which most immigration attorneys would have declared hopeless. Mr. Piibe is a member of both the California State Bar as well as the federal District Courts, enabling him great latitude to appear in any Court to pursue his clients’ needs.


Manuel Rios, Esq.
Partner
Rios Immigration Defense, PS

Manny practices out of the Seattle office. He has been practicing immigration law since 1997, and his practice has been dedicated exclusively to immigration-related legal matters since 2001. Manny’s experience, knowledge, and leadership in the immigration field have made him a frequent local and national lecturer/speaker and author on removal, detention, and professional responsibility issues. Manuel currently serves or has served as the chair/co-chair of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison committee, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison committee, and Unauthorized Practice of Law/Professional Responsibility (ULP/PR) committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter. In 2009, Manny was recognized by the Latino Bar Association of Washington as its Miembro Exceptional, for his pro-bono work against notarios in the Latino community.

Manny has been the consultant attorney for the Mexican consulate in Washington on immigration matters since 2002, frequently appears as an “immigration law expert” on local and national television, and has been accepted as an “expert witness” by various courts involving complex immigration matters, not only on behalf of foreign nationals, but also on behalf of the State of Washington.

Manny is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the United States District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, as well as the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Third Circuits.


Jennifer Rozdzielski, Esq.

JR Immigration Law

Jennifer Rozdzielski is an immigration attorney with over 8 years of experience who is working for one of the top immigration law firms in the Untied States.  Growing up in Tucson, Arizona close to the border, immigration issues always took front center. During law school Jennifer was first introduced to immigration law while externing at the Office of the Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix, Arizona.  During her externship Jennifer was shocked at how little she truly knew about the immigration system and specifically how harsh the current immigration laws are.  If an educated individual knew so little about the harsh realities of immigration law certainly the general public knew less. Inspired by her externship Jennifer went on to pursue a career in all aspects of immigration law.  Jennifer is well experienced in all aspects of immigration law including: removal, family-based (also known politically as “chain-migration”), consular processing and employment.  The goal of my blog is to share my experiences about the reality of immigration not colored by the bias of liberal or conservative media.


Fees

Register now and save $25 on each registration with the Early Bird rate! Early bird ends February 11th.

Your discount is automatically applied at check out – no coupon needed. Registration fees are per person.

Individual: $199 Individual Sale Price: $174

Group: $179 per person for 2 or more from the same company pre-registering at the same time Group Sale Price $154

Government employee/Legal Aid*/Law Student/Paralegal Rate: $169 Early Bird registration $144

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* Law Student Rate is for current law students only.  Please bring your law school ID to show when you check in for the program.

** Legal Aid attorneys are those attorneys employed by Legal Aid/non-profit firms.  It does not include attorneys who have their own practice, or are employed by law firms, that volunteer their time for non-profit causes or take on pro-bono cases. It also does not include attorneys who serve on non-profit boards. Full and partial scholarships may be available to Legal Aid attorneys, based upon registration. Please call (877) 858-3848 to discuss or email your request to info@pincusproed.com.

 

CLE Credits

CA General: This program is approved for 3.25 units of general CLE in California.

FL General: This program is approved for 4.0 units of general CLE in Florida through September 30, 2023.

FL Certification Credits: This program is approved for the following Certification Credits in Florida through September 30, 2023.
Criminal Appellate Law – 4.0 units
Criminal Trial Law – 4.0 units
Immigration and Nationality Law – 4.0 units

WA General: This program is approved for 3.25 units of general CLE in Washington.

NY General: This course is eligible for approval, under New York’s CLE Approved Jurisdiction policy, for 3.25 CLE units. Pincus Professional Education is a CA Accredited Provider, which is a NY approved jurisdiction. See Section 6 of the New York State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines for further information. This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  

Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above. Many attorneys ask for this and are approved in other states.

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