Crimmigration: What Are the Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction? (Webinar)

Audio program! (check our CLE Programs page for live versions)

If you practice in the field of immigration or criminal law and are not totally up on the consequences of criminal convictions for your immigrant clients, you need this program.

In two quick hours, a CA legal specialist in immigration goes over the traps and difficulties that affect your immigration client’s future when they are facing criminal charges.


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


Also approved for 2.0 Legal Specialist units in Immigration & Nationality Law in California (see CLE tab for all approvals).

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What You Will Learn

Immigration consequences to be aware of:

  • Removability = deportability
  • Inadmissibility = not eligible to enter the US in the future or to be granted lawful permanent residence

Criminal bars:

  • CIMTs – may have waiver
  • Illegal Drugs – generally no waiver
  • Drug trafficking – does not require a conviction; no waiver

Denial of naturalization:

  • When criminal case is pending
  • When on probation or parole
  • Within 3-5 years of certain criminal acts
  • Felonies

Other Consequences

Immigration Related Crimes

Vehicles for post-conviction relief if needed for immigration consequences



“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!”


Katherine M. Lewis, Esq.

Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP

Ms. Lewis joined Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP in 2011. Prior to joining Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, she practiced immigration law at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe in San Francisco, where she represented individuals in immigration matters before the federal courts, the administrative agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security.  Ms. Lewis previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor with the U.S.Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, at the Los Angeles Immigration Court, as part if the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

While in law school, Ms. Lewis researched for a book written by Professor Hiroshi Motomura about the history of immigration law, Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States and served as the president of the Immigrants Outreach Project. During law school, Ms. Lewis also volunteered for a summer at the Women’s Legal Centre, a South African non-profit organization engaged in women’s rights impact litigation and interned at the public defender’s office in Orange County, North Carolina. Prior to law school, Ms. Lewis spent two years as a fellow and senior researcher at the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization dedicated to investigative journalism.

Zachary M. Nightingale, Esq.
Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP

Zachary M. Nightingale is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. He is a 1996 graduate of Stanford Law School, who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989, and a Masters degree in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1991. He has been with the firm since 1996. His practice focuses on deportation defense and federal court litigation, with an emphasis on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Other specialties include asylum, naturalization, and family-based adjustment of status. A significant part of his practice includes advising non-citizens and their attorneys as to the immigration consequences of pending criminal charges, and how to minimize those consequences.

Mr. Nightingale was honored with the 2003 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for excellence in litigation from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has spoken regularly at local and national conferences of AILA, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and was a member of AILA’s 2002 Annual Conference Program Committee.

He has litigated a number of important immigration cases which established new Ninth Circuit law, including Quintero-Salazar v. Keisler, 506 F.3d 688 (9th Cir. 2007), which held for the first time that a conviction for sex with minor is not necessarily a crime involving moral turpitude; Camins v. Gonzales, 500 F.3d 872 (9th Cir 2007) which applied retroactivity principles to find that the grounds of inadmissibility do not apply to returning lawful permanent residents based on criminal conviction sustained before April 1, 1997; and Li v. Ashcroft, 389 F.3d 892 (9th Cir. 2004), in which the Court overturned a finding of removability where the fraud evidence of conviction through jury trial did not demonstrate the required elements of the aggravated felony definition. In addition Mr. Nightingale has been co-counsel on a number of significant cases, including Abebe v. Gonzales, 493 F.3d 1092 (9th Cir 2007) (finding applicant ineligible for 212(c) relief for crime of violence, in the absence of a corresponding ground of inadmissibility), in which a petition for rehearing en banc is currently pending; Magana-Pizano v. INS, 200 F.3d 603 (9th Cir.1999) (establishing eligibility for relief from deportation for those in immigration proceedings before the effective date of the statutory amendments eliminating relief, and for those who pled guilty before that date in reliance on being eligible for such relief), and Barahona-Gomez v. Reno, 167 F.3d 1228 (9th Cir. 1999) (affirming district court stay of deportation for circuit-wide class of applicants for suspension of deportation incorrectly denied eligibility due to directives of Executive Office for Immigration Review personnel).



Audio Course and Materials Package – CD or Download: $245

CD: plus $7.50 shipping and, in CA, sales tax.

CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 2.0 units of general CLE in California.

CA Certified Legal Specialist:  This program is approved for 2.0 units of Certified Legal Specialist CLE in California in Immigration & Nationality Law.

Please note: Our recorded webinars are self-study only. Participatory credits are not available for this program.

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.


Terms and Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

Webinars, Tele-seminars and Webcast Cancellations: Once log-in codes and passwords are issued for a webinar, tele-seminars or webcasts, a refund is not possible. If for any reason you cannot attend the event after you have received the codes, we will automatically convert your registration to an instant streaming/instant download or CD format and provide you with the information you need to access the recording after the program concludes and the recording is available.  Conversions to CD require a $7.50 shipping fee, and in CA, 9% sales tax.

Downloads/CDs/DVDs – Refund policy:

Downloads are non-returnable/non-refundable once purchased and received. Tapes, CDs and DVDs are returnable for a full refund or replacement if defective, within 90 days of purchase.

$245.00 each

Recorded in 2016.