Matthew Blaisdell is a solo practitioner with offices in Brooklyn and White Plains, New York. He is Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, frequently writes and presents on the topic of ethics and immigration fraud, and has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers. He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics including prosecutorial discretion, executive action, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, and how to interact with immigrant clients, and he remains active on these and other topics within the immigration committees of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations. He received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).
Joshua Paulson is an experienced trial attorney specializing in federal criminal defense and immigration law. He served for four years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia, and is currently a member of the federal Criminal Justice Act panel in the Southern District of New York. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, and holds a graduate degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. Mr. Paulson speaks fluent Spanish and is admitted to practice law in New York, Virginia, and California. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Lawyers Guild.
Good foundation established to aid further study.
Very practical approach to difficult area.,
Fantastic overview of immigration consequences of criminal convictions
Mathew Blaisdell is an excellent lecturer.His course materials are great.
Very helpful framework presented for a very relevant topic
The best CLE I've taken from Lawline. Substantive information I could actually use, and slides that supported the presentation.
The instructors were EXCELLENT!!! They were very engaging and easy to understand. They presented complex material in an understandable format. I would HIGHLY recommend this program for any criminal law practitioner.
Extremely well done and informative.
Good substantive content without getting too far down into the weds.
Matthew and Joshua were well prepared, had detailed slides that outlined the steps we should take in approaching the overlap of crime and immigration, and were great presenters. I wish we had more time!
Strong presentation. Superior written materials.
these guys were good
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