California Criminal Defense of Immigrants Published by CEB

Be confident that you are providing effective counsel when advising your client on immigration consequences as required by the US Supreme Court in Padilla.

Norton Tooby and Katherine Brady, both well known California attorneys and nationally known experts in crimes and immigration, take you through the critical stages of a criminal case, identifying the immigration concerns and delivering the strategies and advice you need for effective resolution.

  • Use the only California-specific book on this topic
  • Protect your client’s immigration interests in both misdemeanor and felony cases
  • Learn the best practices for research, investigation, negotiation, and resolution
  • Identify alternative acceptable pleas and avenues to post-conviction relief
  • Prevent immigration holds from sabotaging your criminal dispositions
  • Includes charts, checklists, diagnostic questionnaires, scripts, and additional resources

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About the Authors

Norton Tooby graduated in 1967 with a B.A. from Harvard, and in 1970 with a J.D. from the Stanford Law School, where he served as President of the Stanford Law Review. His national practice is based in Oakland, California.  He obtains post-conviction relief from criminal convictions for immigrants nationwide, writes practice manuals for immigration and criminal lawyers, gives seminars, and maintains this legal research website. He also consults concerning immigration consequences of past and future criminal convictions.

He is listed in BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA and BEST LAWYERS IN CALIFORNIA.  In 2000, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center awarded him its Philip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Award for Immigration Lawyering for "his pioneering work in the field of post-conviction relief for immigrants." In June 2010, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild honored Mr. Tooby “for outstanding work in defense of immigrant rights” and, in 2000, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) of San Francisco awarded him the Philip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Award for Immigration Lawyering. In 2011 he was awarded the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in litigation as a member of the team that won Padilla v Kentucky (2010) 559 US 356, 130 S Ct 1473. In Padilla, Justice Stevens recognized and relied on Mr. Tooby’s practice manual, Criminal Defense of Immigrants (2012), as one of the “authoritative treatises” that form the basis of counsel’s duty to protect noncitizen defendants against adverse immigration consequences of a plea. 130 S Ct at 1482–1483.

Katherine Brady earned a B.A. in 1975 from Stanford University, and a  J.D. in 1983 at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Katherine is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), a national back-up center located in San Francisco, where she has worked since 1987. In 2007, she received the Carol King award for advocacy from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and she served as a commissioner to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration from 2009 through 2012.

Katherine is the primary author of the ILRC’s Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit (formerly California Criminal Law and Immigration). She also is a co-author of the ILRC’s Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Immigration Options for Children and Youth, Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts, and other manuals on immigration law. Katherine also co-authored Chapter 52, Representing the Noncitizen Criminal Defendant, in California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice (Cal CEB). She is a co-founder of the national Defending Immigrants Partnership and the Immigrant Justice Network. Katherine has authored briefs in key Ninth Circuit cases on immigration and crimes. Prior to working at the ILRC, she was in private practice with the immigration firm of Park and Associates.