According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, at 34.9%, immigration matters make up the largest category of federal prosecutions. With the new Padilla holding this area has not become easier. This comprehensive presentation will cover: Elements of Illegal Reentry Cases; Collateral Attacks on Unlawful Removal Orders as a Defense to Illegal Reentry; Getting Appointed on Illegal Reentry Cases; Interplay Between Illegal Reentry Defense & Reinstatement; Challenging Reinstatement in the Context of Criminal Cases; Reopening Immigration Cases; Understanding the A-File; and the Impact of Padilla.
These presentations were recorded August 23-25, 2012, during the Multi-Track Seminar and the Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Training in Chicago, Illinois.
The Multi-Track Seminar was designed to offer in-depth instruction in a variety of substantive criminal defense areas. The five tracks for 2012 in Chicago were: 1) Sentencing in a Post-Booker World; 2) Immigration and a Closer Look at Padilla; 3) Computer Crimes, Social Networking and the Electronic Footprint We Leave; 4) Science, Experts and the National Academy of Science Report (NAS); and 5) Trial Skills: Techniques & Issues. Tracks 1-4 were presented in four distinct hour-long time blocks. These sessions were presented on Thursday, August 23, 2012 and then repeated on Friday, August 24, 2012. This design provided seminar participants with the opportunity to attend two of the four separate tracks taking place on Thursday and Friday.
On Saturday, August 25, 2012, seminar participants had the opportunity to attend both plenary and small group breakout sessions for the 5th track, Trial Skills: Techniques & Issues. Saturday sessions addressed topics of general interest and importance to criminal defense practitioners during trials. Each Saturday session was provided twice so attendees could attend two areas of interest concerning trial techniques & issues.
The following sessions were recorded and are available for viewing:
August 24, 2012
Office of Defender Services Training Branch
This Seminar is presented free of charge.