Interprofessional Center

for Counseling & Legal Services

Padilla v. Kentucky: A Foundation for Collaboration between Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys CLE


On September 10, 2010, in light of the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, in conjunction with the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Minnesota State Public Defender presented: “Padilla v. Kentucky A Foundation for Collaboration between Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys.

The luncheon keynote address was given by Gabriel J. (Jack) Chin, Chester H. Smith Professor of Law at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law. The U.S. Supreme Court cited to professor Chin’s article, “Effective Assistance of Counsel and the Consequences of Guilty Pleas,” 87 Cornell L.Rev. 697 (2002), in its decision in Padilla v. Kentucky. Professor Chin’s address focused on his recent article, “Status as Punishment: A Critical Guide to Padilla v. Kentucky,” available at:

Other forum participants whose work was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Padilla decision include Maria Baldini-Potermin and Dan Kesselbrenner, nationally recognized experts on the immigration consequences of criminal activity. A CD-Rom copy of Ms. Baldini-Potermin’s recently released book, “Defending Non-Citizens in Minnesota,” was included in the program materials

The CLE event was held at the Schultz Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN on September 10, 2010.

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