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
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

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