Crimes & Immigration (LA)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Registration Deadline: 
Southwestern Law School 3050 Wilshire Blvd. Westmoreland Building, 5th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010
6.5 CA
If you are an employee of a non-profit or IOLTA organization, register to qualify for a discount.

This day-long seminar is taught by the experts in the intersection of crimes and immigration law. In the morning session, immigration attorneys will meet separately to discuss updates to the categorical approach and eligibility for relief, while criminal defenders will look at a case-analysis method and specific pleas. In the afternoon, the two groups will join for discussion of criminal and immigration defense and post-conviction relief. The interactive training incorporates exercises and demonstrations.


Norton Tooby, The Law Offices of Norton Tooby
Located in Oakland, California, Norton Tooby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College (1967) and a Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford Law School (1970), where he was the President of the Stanford Law Review from 1969-1970. Mr. Tooby specializes in criminal defense of immigrants, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, and post-conviction relief for immigrants. He has written numerous practice manuals in these areas. For nearly 20 years, he has organized CLE seminars.

Kathy Brady, ILRC Senior Staff Attorney
Kathy has served with the ILRC since 1987 and has contributed to numerous ILRC projects. Her expertise includes the immigration consequences of criminal convictions; issues affecting immigrant children and mixed families; immigration consultant and consumer fraud; naturalization; family immigration; legal status for immigrant victims of domestic violence through the Violence Against Women Act provisions (VAWA); and trial skills. She is the primary author of Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit (formerly California Criminal Law and Immigration), and for many years was co-author of the section on defending noncitizens in the CEB manual California Criminal Law: Procedure and Practice. She also is a co-author of the ILRC's Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts. She has helped found coalitions and projects to address these issues, including serving as a co-founder of the Defending Immigrants Partnership and the Immigrant Justice Network. She authored briefs in key Ninth Circuit cases on immigration and crimes. 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 ABA Commission on Immigration from 2009-2012. Prior to working at the ILRC, Kathy was in private practice with the immigration firm of Park and Associates. She is conversant in Spanish.