Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law | CLE

Tuesday, June 28 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. | George H. Lowe Center for Justice | 221 South Warren St. | Syracuse NY 13202 | 1.5 MCLE  (0.5 Ethics + 1.0 Professional Practice) | Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for both Newly Admitted and Experienced Attorneys

Sign in begins at 11:30 a.m. in the George H. Lowe Community Room on the first floor.


  • Sharon L. Ames, Esq., Immigration Director, Immigration Assistance Center-Region 2
  • Robert R. Reittinger, Esq., Criminal Defense Director, Immigration Assistance Center- Region 2
  • Divya Hoffmann, Esq., Immigration Staff Attorney, ONA Legal Counsel Region 5, Hiscock Legal Aid Society
  • Anas Saleh, Esq., Pro Bono Immigration Coordinator, Volunteer Lawyer Project of Onondaga County

This CLE explores the obligations of counsel and judges involving non-citizen defendants and litigants and breaks down concepts and issues related to immigration law as it applies to the family and criminal court system.

Topics covered include:

  • The consequences of criminal pleas and family court findings on non-citizens in the wake of Padilla v. Kentucky
  • The role of judges — to what extent do they explain immigration consequences
  • A criminal court hypothetical

This FREE program is co-sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.

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Bookings are closed for this event.