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Immigration Law Matters in Criminal Court: Everything You Need to Know About Crimmigration originally was presented on October 14, 2022, 9 AM–5 PM—Live, In Person (InterContinental Miami) and Live Webcast. Course number 6410 is approved for 7 General CLE credits and 7 certification credits (7 max) in Appellate Practice, Criminal Appellate Law, Criminal Trial Law,  Immigration & Nationality, and Juvenile Law. The course soon will be available for online purchase 24/7 through The Florida Bar InReach as an on-demand seminar and downloadable audio.

If you’re a member of The Florida Bar who practices Criminal and/or Immigration Law, this program is for YOU. Our outstanding roster of presenters includes Federal Public Defender Michael Caruso, Detention Program Americans for Immigration Justice Director Andrea Jacoski, Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project’s Gracie Willis, some of the nation’s top criminal law and immigration law experts, and a special keynote address by United States District Judge Roy K. Altman.

Immigration Law Matters in Criminal Court:  Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know about Crimmigration is an educational must to fully appreciate the many complexities of how criminal cases impact and are impacted by our country’s immigration system. For criminal law practitioners and judges, it’s inevitable that immigration and criminal law and procedure will intersect. Our day-long program will provide in-depth training on key topics at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels of handling criminal cases having immigration consequences—for both prosecution and defense. You will learn the most up-to-date case law and legal arguments in pursuing the best possible resolutions for noncitizen-defendants facing criminal charges.

Special thanks to Program Chair Maggie Arias and Moderator H. Scott Fingerhut.

9 – 9:05 AM
H. Scott Fingerhut, FIU College of Law and H. Scott Fingerhut, P.A., Miami, CLE Co-Chair, Criminal Law Section

9:05 – 9:10 AM
Maggie Arias, Arias & Pereira, PLLC, Coral Gables, Program Chair

9:10 – 9:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Hon. Michael Caruso, Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Florida, Miami

9:30 -10:20 AM
Crimmigration 101: “But I’m not an immigration lawyer….”
Dominique Pando Bucci, Pando Bucci Law, PLLC, Miami Beach
Adonia R. Simpson, Director of Policy and Pro Bono, ABA Commission on Immigration, Washington, D.C.

10:20 – 10:35 AM

10:35AM – 12:15 PM
Crimmigration 201: When Criminal Cases Cause Immigration Harm
John Gihon, Florida Bar Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law, Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon, Altamonte Springs
Sean B. Mendez-Catlin, MC & J, PLLC, Orlando
Linda M. Osberg-Braun, Florida Bar Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law, Osberg-Braun Immigration, Miami
12:05 – 1 PM
Lunch (provided)

1 – 1:30 PM
Keynote Address
Hon. Roy K. Altman, United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida, Miami

1:30 – 1:45 PM

1:45 PM – 3 PM
Crimmigration 301: The Ins and Outs of Immigration Court
Hon. Denise Noonan Slavin, Immigration Judge (ret.), Baltimore, Maryland
Gracie Willis, Southern Poverty Law Center, Immigrant Justice Project, Atlanta, Georgia

3:10 – 3:25 PM

3:25 – 4:05 PM
Crimmigration 401: Post-Conviction Relief in the Immigration Context: Will it Help or Hurt?
Raymond Bolourtchi, Cofman & Bolourtchi, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri
Michael S. Vastine, Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens

4:05 – 4:55 PM
Crimmigration 501: Case Law Update
Mark A. Prada, Prada Urizar, PLLC, Miami
Rebeca Sanchez-Roig, Sanchez-Roig, P.A., Miami
Benjamin S. Waxman, Florida Bar Board Certified, Criminal Appellate Law, Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A., Miami

4:55 – 5 PM
Maggie Arias, Arias & Pereira, PLLC, Coral Gables, Program Chair

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