2024 Detention Updates: Challenges Facing Detainees and Attorneys

2024 Detention Updates: Challenges Facing Detainees and Attorneys

2024 Detention Updates: Challenges Facing Detainees and Attorneys (Live Seminar)
07/18/2024 02:00 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET
2024 Detention Updates: Challenges Facing Detainees and Attorneys (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 07/18/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

According to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), the number of migrants crossing the border into the United States reached an all-time high at the end of 2023. As a result, it is more important than ever for attorneys to have the necessary skills and expertise to represent detained individuals proficiently. Our panel of experienced practitioners will discuss how to determine bond eligibility (including when mandatory detention applies), best practices for bond hearings, and other major challenges facing detainees and their attorneys.

Featured Topics:

  • How to negotiate Alternatives to Detention (ATD)
  • What to do if a client is considered an “arriving alien?”
  • Bond hearings beyond best practices: Is there ever a “second bite at the bond apple?”
  • Matter of Joseph hearings
  • Attorney access to clients
  • When to consider habeas corpus

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Michael S. Vastine (DL), AILA Removal Defense Section Steering Committee Vice Chair, Miami Gardens, FL

Michael S. Vastine is a Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs at St. Thomas University College of Law. Michael has both represented individual clients and authored amicus curiae briefs in major litigation regarding immigration and crimes and the due process rights of immigrants, representing groups including AILA and Catholic Legal Services, in cases before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Florida and Connecticut state supreme courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Michael also publishes on these topics and has made hundreds of presentations at conferences of the immigration bar. He is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Temple University Graduate School of Music, and Georgetown University Law Center. In 2013, Michael received the AILA (National) Elmer Fried Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Amanda J. Bernardo, San Diego, CA

Amanda J. Bernardo is the Deputy Director of the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project, where she oversees dozens of attorneys and advocates providing free legal services to those facing deportation in the San Diego region. Prior to moving to California to join IJP, Amanda spent ten years practicing removal defense and handling complicated affirmative immigration matters in New York in the non-profit and private sectors. Amanda received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School (2012).

Glykeria Teji, Newark, NJ

Dr. Glykeria Teji serves as Managing Attorney of the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative in the Center for Social Justice of Seton Hall Law. Dr. Teji graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law (2010) and she received a master’s in law from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Dr. Teji was awarded the title of Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) from Delaware Law School (2022).

Colleen Ward, Chicago, IL

Colleen Ward is a staff attorney at the National Immigrant Justice Center with the Detention Project. She represents low-income clients at detention centers across the Midwest on a variety of detained cases, including bond, fear-based claims, cancellation of removal, refugee adjustment, complex waivers, and criminal removability issues. She holds a JD from George Washington University Law School and a BA in Political Science from Boston College.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.