This event is co-sponsored by the USF Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic.
This seminar is limited to criminal defense counsel, immigration defenders, and their staff. It is taught by two national experts in the intersection of crimes and immigration law, Katherine Brady and Norton Tooby. In the morning session, immigration attorneys will meet separately to discuss updates to case analysis, and eligibility for relief, while criminal defenders will look at a case-analysis method for determining the immigration consequences of criminal cases and identifying specific safer pleas. In the afternoon, the two groups will join for discussion of immigration consequences of criminal offenses, including the impact of California legislation such as PC 18.5, 1203.43, Prop 47, and post-conviction relief for immigrants. This interactive training incorporates exercises and demonstrations. *Public Defenders must register via fax or mail-in order form.
Katherine Brady, ILRC Senior Staff Attorney
Kathy has served with the ILRC since 1987 and has contributed to numerous ILRC projects. Kathy graduated from Stanford University and Boalt Hall School of Law. She taught immigration law as an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University and New College School of Law, and supervised students at the Stanford University Law School Immigration Clinic. 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, which in its current form and as the former California Criminal Law and Immigration has been a publication since 1990. With Norton Tooby, she is the co-author of the 2014 CEB publication California Criminal Defense of Immigrants, 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.
Norton Tooby, The Law Offices of Norton Tooby
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.” 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, 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.
Norton has authored the following publications: TOOBY'S GUIDE TO CRIMINAL IMMIGRATION LAW: HOW CRIMINAL AND IMMIGRATION COUNSEL CAN WORK TOGETHER (2008); POST-CONVICTION RELIEF FOR IMMIGRANTS (National Edition 2004), CALIFORNIA POST-CONVICTION RELIEF FOR IMMIGRANTS (2d ed. 2009), CALIFORNIA EXPUNGEMENT MANUAL (2002), CATEGORICAL ANALYSIS TOOL KIT (2009); and, with J.J. Rollin, CRIMINAL DEFENSE OF IMMIGRANTS (4th ed. 2007), SAFE HAVENS: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND CONSTRUCT NON-DEPORTABLE CONVICTIONS (2005), CRIMES OF MORAL TURPITUDE (3d ed. 2009), and AGGRAVATED FELONIES (3d ed. 2006). Norton is also the co-author of the 2014 CEB publication California Criminal Defense of Immigrants.