Immigration Consequences of Criminality

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 (All day) to Friday, March 29, 2019 (All day)
Name of Organization: 
Halifax Refugee Clinic
Location: 
Discovery Centre Multipurpose Room, 1215 Lower Water St

FREE CONFERENCE For criminal defence and Crowns

The Halifax Refugee Clinic in partnership with the Law Foundation of NS presents: This free two-day conference provides a "crash course" in "crimmigration", specifically for criminal law practitioners. Registration is possible for half or full days. Space is limited; RSVP to hrclegalworkshop@gmail.com

Thursday March 28 Morning session: inadmissibility triggers; avoiding/minimizing immigration consequences prior to plea/sentence; considering immigration status at sentencing

Thursday March 28 Afternoon session: What happens after inadmissibility is triggered, including reporting requirements; admissibility hearings and exclusion; danger opinions; consequences for US travel; implications for citizenship and family sponsorship

Friday March 29 Morning session: Immigration detention; detention review hearings; roundtable on telephone duty counsel advice

Friday  March 29 Afternoon session: Remedies and appeals

Free lunch provided both days for full-day attendees

Speakers: Lee Cohen; Christine Cooper; Les Morley; Erica Olmstead; Benjamin Perriman; Laura Setzer