Crimmigration: The Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions in Virginia

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Monday, September 13, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Friday, October 15, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 Pending
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Registration Fee: $159

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Why Attend?

  • Review Padilla v. Kentucky, in which the U.S. Supreme Court determined the Sixth Amendment guarantee of effective assistance of counsel affirmatively requires attorneys to educate themselves and their clients on collateral consequences of charges and convictions
  • Be able to competently advise your clients on the collateral ramifications of charges and convictions, and receive templated, Padilla-compliant warnings to protect you against ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) claims

COURSE PURPOSE

In Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the defendant was entitled to post-conviction relief because he entered a plea based on his counsel’s erroneous advice regarding the immigration consequences of conviction. As a result of Padilla, a defense counsel has an affirmative duty to advise non-citizen clients of the immigration consequences of their criminal convictions, or risk IAC claims. Don't let this be you.

In this seminar, newly updated for 2021, experienced immigration and criminal defense attorney Hassan Ahmad will explain the collateral immigration consequences of criminal convictions in Virginia so you are prepared to tackle the issues. Learn the language of "crimmigration," how the deportation system works, what Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) looks for in a record of conviction when assessing a non-citizen's removability, and how to achieve the best possible result for your non-citizen clients to avoid or minimize the risk of detention and deportation.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The importance of understanding immigration consequences
  • An overview of the deportation system
  • Understanding Deportability vs. Inadmissibility
  • Crimmigration categories
  • Practical advice on handling the non-citizen client
  • Practice aids to include a Crimmigration Checklist and templated Padilla-compliant warnings (in English and Spanish)
 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 13) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Crimmigration: The Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions in Virginia
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 15) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Crimmigration: The Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions in Virginia
4:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Hassan M. Ahmad, The HMA Law Firm PLLC / Vienna
Hassan Ahmad is an immigration and criminal defense lawyer and advocate, focusing his practice in removal defense and helping defense attorneys fashion deportation-proof plea agreements. He is the principal and founder of the HMA Law Firm in Vienna, Virginia, and is licensed in both Virginia and Maryland. He holds a law degree from Tulane Law School, and is fluent or proficient in seven languages besides English.

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