NACDL Presents


Your Duty to Advise Clients of Immigration Consequences in collaboration with DEFENDING IMMIGRANTS PARTNERSHIP

Recorded: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Program Summary:

In Padilla v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court held that defense lawyers must affirmatively and correctly advise their clients about the immigration consequences of entering a plea and failure to do so constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel. NACDL, in collaboration with the Defending Immigrants Partnership, will present a free live online training to discuss defense counsel's duty under Padilla and related issues. Expert faculty analyze the Padilla decision, outline the steps defense counsel must take to provide effective assistance of counsel to their non-citizen clients, and provide essential instruction on: The types of immigration consequences individuals face upon a conviction or other disposition, What client information counsel must obtain to provide correct and accurate advice, Available resources to assist counsel in complying with Padilla, and Post-conviction issues including challenging convictions and retroactive application

Supporting Documents:

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Participating Faculty:

MODERATOR: Vanessa Antoun, Resource Counsel, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers [read biography]

PANELISTS: Benita Jain, Co-Director, Immigrant Defense Project; Dan Kesselbrenner, Executive Director, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; Manuel D. Vargas, Founder & Senior Counsel, Immigrant Defense Project