Pre-AILA Crimes & Immigration


Co-Sponsored by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild


June 26, 2013

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6.5 CLE credits*

University of California,

Hastings College of the Law

200 McAllister Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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$25 surcharge fee added if you register after 6/19/2013

If you plan on attending the 2013 AILA Annual Conference, come a day early to join us for this day-long seminar. This seminar is for both criminal and immigration attorneys. (Please note that you do not have to be attending the AILA Annual Conference to attend this seminar.)


2013  Seminar Topics —


I. Gratuitous Distribution of Small Amounts of Marijuana as an Aggravated Felony: Moncrieffe v. Holder

 a. Overview

b. Categorical Analysis

c. Applicability to Relief


II. Application of Moncrieffe to Specific Removal Grounds

 a. General Implications of Moncrieffe

b. Overbroad State Drug Lists

c. Defense of Firearms Cases


III. Supreme Court News on Burglary

a. Descamps v. United States

b. Same Rules for Immigration and Criminal Cases? 

c. Specific Removal Grounds


IV. Ineffective Counsel Claims After Chaidez

a. Chaidez Holding

b. Specific IAC Claims

c. Reframing the Issues to Preserve the Claim


Top Faculty


Norton Tooby, author of Winning Padilla Claims (2012), Tooby’s Crimes of Moral Turpitude (2008), Tooby’s Guide to Criminal Immigration Law (2008), Criminal Defense of Immigrants (2007), Aggravated Felonies (2006), and Safe Havens: How to Identify and Construct Non-Deportable Convictions (2005).


Dan Kesselbrenner, Director, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, author of Immigration Law and Crimes (2010)


Sejal Zota, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Project



"The best and most interesting seminar I have ever attended!" - Carolyn Chapman


"These guys really know what they're talking about. It's the intelligent way to put on a seminar." - David Bryon


"Very thorough presentation in 1 day...Very knowledgeable regarding subject matter and made material easy to understand." -Shilpa Balan


*The Law Offices of Norton Tooby is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider and certifies that these activities conform to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing education. Check with your state to see if reciprocal credits are available, or submit our materials to your state bar to seek credit. Check with your own state to see if it grants MCLE credits for this event.