Pre-AILA  Crimes & Immigration Seminar

June 13, 2012  9AM- 5PM 

Nashville, TN

6.5 MCLE Credits*

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Note: a Late Registration Fee of $25 is in effect as of June 6

If you are attending the 2012 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.


This seminar will take place at:

The Scarritt Bennett Center

1008 19th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212




2012 Seminar Topics


I. Aggravated Felony Crimes of Violence

a. Overview

b. Strategies to Avoid Crime of Violence under 16(a)

c. Strategies to Avoid Crime of Violence under 16(b)


II. Fraud and Deceit Aggravated Felonies

a. Overview

b. Fraud and Deceit Offenses

c. Loss Requirement


III. Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Relief

a. Judalang (no comparable grounds requirement for 212(c) relief)

b. Vartelas (retroactivity of elimination of Fleuti)

c. Broader Implications


IV. Recent Developments on Padilla Claims

a. Overview of Padilla Claims

b. Prejudice: Better Dispositions Under Frye and Cooper

c. Judicial Boilerplate Cannot Prevent Prejudice from IAC


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)



"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.