This program will provide training regarding representing clients with criminal convictions in removal proceedings with a special focus on Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents. Topics covered will include:
Criminal Grounds of Removal
Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents and 212(c) relief
Advanced Criminal Eligibility Issues
Mock Master Calendar Hearing and Best Practices
Mock Individual Hearing and Best Practices
Opening remarks by Hon. Michael A. Chagares, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and the following faculty:
Hon. Annie S. Garcy,* Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review - Newark
Hon. Dorothy Harbeck,* Immigration Judge, Executive Office for Immigration Review – Elizabeth
Timothy Block, Legal Services of New Jersey
Joanne Gottesman, Rutgers School of Law - Camden
Raquiba Huq, Legal Services of New Jersey
Amelia Wilson, American Friends Service Committee
Carole Wood, Camden Center for Law and Social Justice
*The immigration judges are participating in their personal capacities only. The opinions, if any, expressed by them are not necessarily those of the U. S. Department of Justice nor of the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
CLE Credit: 4.3 NJ | 4.0 NY | 3.5 PA credit hours Cost: $75**
**Fee waived for attorneys who agree to represent at least one pro bono client in a removal hearing matter through Legal Services of New Jersey by June 2015. If you intend to volunteer, please bring your registration confirmation to the program and the fee waiver will be processed when you sign in.
This event is co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committe, The Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Human Rights First, and Legal Services of New Jersey.