Immigration Issues in Criminal Cases

A Program For The Defense

in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Online registration for the conference is now closed. If you would like to still register for this conference, please register onsite at the registration desk.

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available


This program will help both defense lawyers and staff understand how immigration issues impact criminal defense cases, and is co-chaired by Kathryn Kase (Attorney At Law) & Jordan Pollock (Dallas Co. Public Defender's Office).

This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Who Should Attend

With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to defense attorneys and those who directly assist them in Criminal Defense Litigation. Please read before registering: You may not register for this program if you are, or are working for, affiliated, clerking or interning with: a full-time law enforcement officer, a full or part-time state or federal prosecutor, or a full or part-time criminal defense attorney who is currently acting as a prosecutor or special prosecutor in a capital case (unfortunately, no exceptions).

Schedule and Faculty

Revised as of 12/5/2017

8:00 am

Check-In & Registration

9:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

  • Kathryn Kase, Attorney At Law, Houston, Texas
  • Jordan Pollock, Dallas Co. Public Defender’s Office, Dallas, Texas

9:05 am

Ethics: Padilla & The Role Of The Defense Attorney

  • Jordan Pollock, Dallas Co. Public Defender’s Office, Dallas, Texas

10:05 am


10:10 am

Detainers & ICE Enforcement

  • Phillip J. Boggs, Attorney At Law, Lubbock, Texas

11:10 am


11:15 am

Offenses Against The Person

  • Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Fischer & Fischer Attorneys At Law, Nacogdoches, Texas

12:15 pm

Lunch (Provided)

1:00 pm

Offenses Against Property

  • Franklin G. Bynum, Bynum Law Office PLLC, Houston, Texas
  • Jordan Pollock, Dallas Co. Public Defender’s Office, Dallas, Texas

2:00 pm

Drug & Firearms Offenses

  • Stephanie R. Taylor, Hansen & Taylor, PLLC, Austin, Texas

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

What Lies Ahead & Current ICE Priorities

  • Franklin G. Bynum, Bynum Law Office PLLC, Houston, Texas

4:15 pm


CLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 6 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 174002283.

In addition to Texas, after the program (if requested) CAIL will directly apply for course accreditation in the following states, as long as course materials and evaluations are not required: California, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through attorney self-submission in other states, as long as course materials and evaluations are not required to be submitted.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending Immigration Issues, at The Center for American and International Law. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $100/night, plus applicable fees/taxes for 1/21/2018.

Please make your reservations by 1/7/2018. As long as the reservation is made by this date, and the group block has availability, you will receive the group rate. Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Booking Instructions


Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-CL92
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 1/21/2018-1/22/2018
Mention the group name: CAILAW / Immigration Issues

  • A valid credit card is required to make reservations
  • Tax Exemption Certificates and Credit Card Authorization Forms may be faxed to the hotel directly at 972.608.4427 prior to your arrival.

Other Information

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted with prior approval. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials. Note: Free registrants must attend the program to receive materials at no cost.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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