Defending Non-Citizens in a Changing Landscape: The Impact of the Executive Orders on Criminal Defendants
Webinar Faculty: Wendy Wayne & Jennifer Klein, Attorney, Immigration Impact Unit, COmmittee for Public Counsel Services
February 14th, 2017 at 1:00 eastern
About the Webinar: This webinar will focus on the changes created by Executive Orders and ways that these changes impact our noncitizen clients. In addition, we will discuss what has not changed and in so doing, we will review the basic immigration consequences of criminal convictions and discuss ways of structuring dispositions to protect noncitizens.
About the Faculty: Wendy Wayne is the Director of the Immigration Impact Unit at the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS). She has been an immigration law specialist for CPCS since 2003, where she trains, advises and provides litigation support to court-appointed attorneys throughout Massachusetts on the immigration consequences of criminal and civil cases. She argued Commonwealth v. Sylvain, 466 Mass. 422 (2013), in which the Supreme Judicial Court held that Padilla v. Kentucky is retroactive under Massachusetts common law. She served in 2011on the Homeland Security Advisory Council Task Force on Secure Communities. In 2004, she received the Political Asylum and Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project’s Detention Attorney Award. Ms. Wayne has been with CPCS since 1989 and spent many years as a trial attorney representing defendants charged with serious criminal offenses. She served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 1996 until 2001. Ms. Wayne currently sits on the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration and the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. JENNIFER KLEIN is an Immigration Law Specialist at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender’s office, where she specializes in the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. She provides counsel and training to all Massachusetts public defenders on the immigration consequences of criminal conduct. Along with her colleagues, Ms. Klein engages in impact litigation on issues involving the intersection of criminal and immigration law in Massachusetts and nationally. She is a frequent speaker for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education programs, where she holds trainings on advanced topics in “crimmigration.” She is a member of AILA and serves as one of the AILA liaisons to ICE/ Homeland Security and Investigations. She is currently serving as an adjunct at Boston College School of Law. Ms. Klein holds an AB in International Studies from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law .