Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney in Brooklyn, New York, with a full concentration in immigration law. He is the former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and is current Chair of AILA’s Consumer Protection Rapid Response Team. He frequently writes and presents on the topic of consumer protection and immigration fraud, and he has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers.
He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics related to attorney ethics, practice management, prosecutorial discretion and advocating before various government agencies, immigration legislation and policies, constitutional issues, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, immigration consequences of criminal activity, humanitarian forms of relief, and non-immigrant visas.
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.
well-researched and thorough
A lot of information done very well
Great discussion of the material. Very helpful. Thank you!
Difficult area to cover in overview, but done very well, thank you.
This was an excellent overview of Immigration consequences for the criminal attorney, one who does not practice immigration law on a regular basis. Both speakers were very knowledgeable, as well as able to explain the topic to non-experts.
Good detailed information.
Content was thorough and extremely relevant. Delivery was exceptional. Thank you!
Loved the two attorney conversation on this complex area of immigration law.
These guys were very clear and information was very useful.
This was a very helpful course. Very comprehensive and clear.
This was a really helpful CLE. The presenters wee articulate and generally gave clear examples of what they were teaching.
Very informative. Thank you.
Very helpful in giving an overall sense of how to spot potential issues for further research when assisting a client
Very informative on the subject
excellent overview and discussion
I liked the informal approach the two presenters used while using slides with a lot of information. Excellent class
Well explained for complicated area of practice
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