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National Practice Advisory: Steps to Representing a Noncitizen Defendant Under Padilla v. Kentucky

  • Organization: Defending Immigrants Partnership
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Creation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
  • Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010
  • Attachment(s): PDF

This national practice advisory written by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center on behalf of the Defending Immigrants Partnership provides a step by step guide for criminal defenders to meet the scope of their duties to noncitizen defendant clients under Padilla. It also provides a summary of the resources available to assist defenders in meeting such duties.


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