This webinar will explore how to use common clean slate relief to help erase or mitigate the impact of a criminal conviction. We will also discuss how new laws like Proposition 64 and California Penal Code 1203.43, 18.5(a) and (b), and 1473.7 can help eliminate immigration consequences.
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.
Rose Cahn is the ILRC’s Criminal and Immigrant Justice Attorney based in San Francisco. With over 15 years of experience working in the field of immigrant rights, and a special focus on the intersection of criminal and immigration law, Rose oversees the ILRC’s immigrant post-conviction relief work. She is a frequent speaker and trainer on the subject and has co-authored several manuals including, California Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants (Tooby) and Helping Immigrant Clients with Proposition 47 and Other Post-Conviction Legal Options: A Guide for Legal Service Providers (Californians for Safety and Justice). Rose spearheads federal, state, and local advocacy to help advance the rights of immigrants with criminal convictions and assist providers in understanding how to better serve this population.
Before working at the ILRC, Rose was a Senior Soros Justice Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she founded the nation’s first Immigrant Post-Conviction Relief Project. Prior to that, she litigated post-conviction relief cases at the Law Office of Norton Tooby and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Rose attended Wesleyan University and New York University School of Law. She is proficient in Spanish and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Vinuta Naik, Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor - Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
Vinuta joined EBCLC as a Fellow in 2015. Previously, Vinuta interned at The Homeless Advocacy Project, Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Public Defender offices in the counties of San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara. She previously worked at the Marin County Public Defender and at the law offices of an immigration attorney. Vinuta joined the Clean Slate practice with the goal of helping individuals overcome the stigma and barriers created by criminal convictions, find stable housing, and obtain steady employment.