Since the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, criminal defense lawyers have an obligation to properly advise their clients regarding the immigration consequences of the charges pending against them and of any charges to which they may plead guilty. While the criminal defense lawyer cannot be expected to master all relevant areas of immigration law, understanding the basics is not only possible but indispensable. This course, presented by criminal law attorneys Emily Beckman and Joseph King, will provide an introduction to immigration consequences of criminal convictions, with a special focus on common pitfalls in Virginia misdemeanor practice and how they may be avoided.
Very informative and helpful
Very helpful for overview. G
Excellent and informative
Provided practical and specific resources - great presentation
This is a complex and fascinating area of the law. I would love to see a class from Emily on how pro bono attorneys can help with immigration issues and one getting into the weeds a little more on some of these categories (possibly the latter is already available). Thanks!
Very interesting, and well presented.
Great course. Summary chart alone is worth it!