For over 45 years, the National Immigration Project has designed innovative legal strategies to defend immigrant rights. We are committed to sharing those strategies and innovations via continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for attorneys. This page lists upcoming seminars available to members and non-members nationwide.

Upcoming Events

2018 Removal Defense Conference and Webcast
Fierce and Fearless Lawyering: Taking it to the Next Level

Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC or Via Webcast

A joint venture between AILA, the AILA/Council Immigration Justice Campaign, and the National Immigration Project

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**Attention NIPNLG members (who are not also AILA members): please contact for an NIPNLG member discount code.**

The past year has presented unprecedented challenges for immigration lawyers and advocates who seek to defend the rights of noncitizens before the courts and administrative agencies. This conference offers practitioners effective and aggressive strategies to employ in immigration court as a means of fighting back against the increasingly hostile treatment of respondents in removal proceedings. Speakers will provide both substantive case law and practical advice for fearlessly advocating on behalf of your clients and laying the groundwork for success.

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On Thursday, April 12, 2018, faculty members will present a full day of live sessions. These sessions can be attended in-person at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill (space is limited) or via webcast from the convenience of home or the office. Either way, the program is live and interactive! All participants will be given a link to the conference recording, so any sessions missed (particularly helpful for our West Coast participants given the time difference) or in need of review can be revisited back at the office.

2018 Pre-AILA Crimes and Immigration Seminar
June 13, 2018 in San Francisco

UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA 94102
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT

This day-long Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar is designed for both criminal defense attorneys and immigration attorneys who represent individuals with criminal convictions.

Seminar Focus
  • Using Categorical Approach to Win Your Case
  • Avoiding Drug Deportability and Inadmissibility
  • Judicial and Administrative Case Updates and Analysis
  • Vacating a Criminal Conviction and Establishing Prejudice

NIPNLG Seminar Faculty

NORTON TOOBY: author of Winning Padilla Claims (2012), Tooby’s Crimes of Moral Turpitude (2008), Tooby’s Guide to Criminal Immigration Law (2008), Criminal Defense of Immigrants (2007), Aggravated Felonies (2006), and Safe Havens: How to Identify and Construct Non-Deportable Convictions (2005).

KATHY BRADY: Senior Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, author of Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit (2016).

DAN KESSELBRENNER: Director, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, author of Immigration Law and Crimes (2017).

SEJAL ZOTA: Legal Director, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.

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Past Events

Crimes and Immigration Seminar: An Advanced CLE for Immigration and Criminal Practitioners
Saturday, October 14, 2017 in New York

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Creative Strategies in Fighting Enforcement in the Era of Trump
Wednesday, August 2nd in Washington, D.C.

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Pre-AILA Crimes and Immigration Seminar: More Important Than Ever
June 21, 2017 in New Orleans

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Fighting Enforcement and Keeping Families Together in the Trump Era
April 28, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

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Dan Kesselbrenner (right), Executive Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and Manny Vargas (left), Senior Counsel & Founder of the Immigrant Defense Project speaking at the 2017 Crimes & Immigration Seminar in New York City on October 14, 2017.