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 .