Location: Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Fee: $300 Regular / $175 Nonprofit / $115 Public Defenders*
*Public Defenders must complete this registration form and mail your registration with payment to Immigrant Legal Resource Center, 1458 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
This seminar is limited to criminal defense counsel, immigration advocates, 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, and post-conviction relief for immigrants, including discussion of recent decisions interpreting California laws such as PC §§ 18.5(a), 1203.43, and 1473.7. This interactive training incorporates discussion, exercises, and demonstrations.
Kathy Brady – Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Kathy Brady is a Staff Attorney based in San Francisco. She has worked with the ILRC since 1987. Along with expertise in family immigration, immigrant children and youth, and removal defense, she is a national expert on the intersection of immigration and criminal law. She is a frequent speaker and consultant, and has co-authored several manuals including Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit (ILRC), California Criminal Defense of Immigrants (CEB), the chapter on representing immigrants in California Criminal Law – Procedure and Practice (CEB), and Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Courts (ILRC). She helped found coalitions and projects to address these issues, including as a co-founder of the Defending Immigrants Partnership and the Immigrant Justice Network. Kathy served as a Commissioner to the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration from 2009-2012. In 2007 she received the Carol King award of advocacy from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.
Before working at the ILRC Kathy was in private practice in immigration law with Park & Associates in San Francisco.
Kathy attended Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley School of Law, and has taught immigration law as an adjunct professor. She is a member of the California Bar and 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)