Aug 23

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

Published on: Monday, August 23, 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 presents: “Padilla v. Kentucky A Foundation for Collaboration between Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys.” 
The luncheon keynote address will be 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 will focus on his recent article, “Status as Punishment: A Critical Guide to Padilla v. Kentucky,” available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1638289

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,” will be included in the program materials.

The CLE will be held at the Schultz Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN on Setember 10.  Panels will run from 8:30-4:45p.m., followed by a reception for participants from 4:45-5:30.

The cost of the CLE is $20, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and program materials.  6.0 C.L.E. credits will be applied for (including one ethics credit and one elimination of bias credit).  Register for the event at http://webapp.stthomas.edu/EventRegistration/USTLaw/register.jsp?eventcrn=A2784

Questions, please contact Kathy Moccio (kamoccio@stthomas.edu and 612-799-5159) or Sarah Brenes (sssolz@stthomas.edu).

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