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National Training on the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

  • Organization: ILRC
  • Document Type: Training materials
  • Date Created: Tuesday, November 02, 2010
  • Submitted: Tuesday, November 02, 2010
  • Attachment(s): PDF

The Supreme Court's recent decision in Padilla v. Kentucky makes clear that the Sixth Amendment
requires every criminal defense lawyer to affirmatively advise clients of the immigration/deportation
consequences of their pleas. Failure to do so constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel. This intensive,
two-day, tuition-free national training will provide defenders with the tools necessary to comply with
Padilla, strategies to mitigate immigration consequences and methods to institutionalize Padilla advisal
in your defender office.

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Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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