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NACDL's 2014 Collateral Consequences Conference & Midwinter Meeting, presented in cooperation with the Defending Immigrants Partnership, will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, LA, March 5-8, 2014.
The issues affecting your clients do not end with sentencing—far from it.
The post-conviction world presents complex challenges with consequences and repercussions which may be even more devastating than the conviction and sentence. Long-term residents may be torn from their family and removed from the country, and sex offenders may face registration requirements, residence restrictions, monitoring, and supervision programs lasting well beyond the completion of the criminal sentence—that is, unless your client is also subject to civil commitment proceedings. Clients can lose jobs, pensions, and licenses necessary to do business--even for walk-away misdemeanors. Despite all the difficulties facing a convicted felon attempting to re-enter society, the government compounds the problem by seeking the remaining property of our clients through forfeiture.
As courts rely on defense counsel to inform their clients of the consequences associated with their conviction, you must have a solid understanding and all the available information to do this effectively. Without these tools, it can be devastating to your client and possibly your practice, whereas, lawyers who know about collateral consequences can often mitigate them or get better pleas.
Maneuvering your client safely through these legal and procedural minefields requires specialized knowledge. NACDL, in conjunction with the Defending Immigrants Partnership, is excited to present some of the top authorities in these areas at its Midwinter Meeting to equip you with the substantive tools to prevent and mitigate post-conviction collateral damage.
Think beyond the prison gates. Join your NACDL colleagues in New Orleans to arm yourself with the tools to be a more effective advocate for your clients at the critical, but often neglected, post-conviction stage of their struggle.
NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 12 general credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, PA, TX and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.