Upcoming Events

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions July 8


Friday, July 8, 2011

9 a.m. – Noon
Hazel Hall, Room 225

School of Law
Arlington, Virginia


The Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyer Conference, Immigrant Outreach Committee is hosting a three-credit Virginia CLE at the law school. This dynamic CLE focuses on the fascinating intersection of criminal and immigration law. Criminal attorneys may often focus on obtaining reduced sentences for their clients. However, these good intentions can wreak havoc on a foreign national’s immigration status, possibly resulting in malpractice and/or a breach of ethical obligations on the part of the attorney, especially in light of the Supreme Court’s late-breaking decision of Padilla v. Kentucky. It is critical that practitioners know how non-citizens are affected by criminal activity and how to develop strategies accordingly, whether prosecuting or defending. Our distinguished panels will cover basics of immigration law and immigration consequences of specific criminal offenses, in addition to analysis of Padilla v. Kentucky.

To register, send your contact information and e-mail with the registration fee of $40 (check payable to “Virginia State Bar”) to Hyojin Bae, Berry & Berry, P.L.L.C., Reston Town Center, 1750 Presidents Street, Suite 220, Reston, VA 20190. Confirmations will be sent via e-mail the day before the event date. Questions can be directed to Hyojin Bae,'08 or Emily Sumner.