Judges in the District of Colorado, with the consent of the defendant after consultation with counsel, are continuing to use video teleconferencing during the pandemic. For your reference, here are go-to instructions for participating in these VTC hearings.
This is a great opportunity to learn how to better represent non-citizen clients and earn CLE credit – all while maintaining proper social distancing.
Space is still available in the Defender Service Office Training Division’s live webinar, Defending Noncitzens in Today’s Harsh Environment: Considerations for Undocumented Persons, Asylum Seekers, and Legal Permanent Residents. The one-hour webinar will be a live repeat and will take place on Thursday, March 19 at 11:00 Mountain Time (1:00 pm Eastern Time).
This session will address when non-citizens – with a focus on asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents – may be eligible to remain in the United States and explain which types of offenses disqualify such individuals from immigration relief. This session will also address how to put clients in the best possible position to minimize immigration consequences and provide practical tips for plea negotiations. Finally, the session will explain what the immigration process looks like for asylum seekers and LPRs who are facing deportation, and provide practical tips for preparing clients for that process.
More information and registration information available here.
The Tenth Circuit Clerk’s Office has published seven quick reference guides to assist practitioners and support staff in complying with the rules, policies and procedures that apply to practice in the Tenth Circuit. Check out and download the guides here.