Alameda County Public Defender Stands Up for Immigrants

Raha Jorjani
Raha Jorjani

Raha Jorjani, Alameda County Public Defender, will speak at the Alameda County Law Library on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from noon to 1:00 p.m. for 1 Hour of MCLE Credit on What Criminal Defense Attorneys Should Know When Representing Non-Citizens in Criminal Proceedings: An Overview.

Her presentation will include:
*an overview of the immigration consequences of criminal conviction
* a discussion of defense counsel’s duty under the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky (2010)
* what the Supreme Court’s 2013 decisions in Moncrieffe v. Holder and Descamps v. United States  mean for noncitizen clients.

To register online go to http://tinyurl.com/m7qgjyf , by phone call 510-272-6483, and in the library ask for a registration form at the reference desk.

There is an informative article from August 20, 2014 about Raha Jorjani in the East Bay Express at http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/alameda-county-public-defender-stands-up-for-immigrants/Content?oid=4048368 .

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