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Advanced Deportation Defense (Los Angeles)

Friday December 07

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    634 S. Spring St
    11th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Contact:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
    415-255-9499 ext. 725
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Have you been practicing removal defense, but want to hone your defense skills for immigration court? Do you want to think more strategically for you clients? For those that have the basic procedure down, this afternoon session will focus on complex issues in representing detained clients and evidentiary issues. Gain confidence in contesting removability, mandatory detention, and file that motion to suppress! Topics covered:
•Things you need to know if the person is detained, including bond pre-NTA & post-NTA filing, and who is properly subject to mandatory detention
•Categorical Approach and contesting criminal charges of removability- is the I-213 sufficient evidence for the government?
•Motions to Terminate
•Motions to Suppress Evidence in Immigration Court
•Preparing your client when there are criminal evidentiary issues


  • Angie Junck, ILRC Staff Attorney
    At the ILRC, Angie coordinates the Immigrant Youth Project to provide advocacy on behalf of immigrant youth in order to improve their lives and ensure their fair and humane treatment in the United States. She provides trainings, technical assistance, and written materials to immigrant youth and their families, as well as to decision makers and service providers, such as social workers, dependency attorneys, juvenile justice officials, legislators, juvenile and family court judges, and community based groups and advocates. She is an author of various ILRC publications, including A Guide for Immigration Advocates, Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit, and Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship.
  • Erin Quinn, ILRC Staff Attorney
    Erin brings to ILRC over 8 years of experience as an immigration defense attorney and holds a joint degree in law and public policy (JD/MPP) from the University of Michigan. Prior to opening her own practice in 2007, Ms. Quinn represented immigrants as an associate at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe. Her experience in immigration law and policy includes working as a fellow for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, EU headquarters in Belgium; clerking for the Immigration Court of San Francisco; and guest lecturer at CSU Eastbay.


  • Stacy Tolchin, Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin
    Ms. Tolchin has practiced exclusively in immigration law since 2001. Prior to establishing the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin in December 2010, Stacy was a staff attorney with Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, a San Francisco-based immigration law firm. Ms. Tolchin specializes in complex deportation cases and primarily litigates before the Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts, as well as the Executive Office for Immigration Review. She also speaks regularly at conferences regarding federal court immigration litigation, removal defense, and national security immigration cases.
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
    Esperanza is a non-profit law office that serves especially vulnerable immigrants, particularly those in immigration detention in the Los Angeles metropolitan region, who cannot afford private counsel.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2.75 CA

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