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

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available


This non-capital program will be helpful both to lawyers and staff in understanding 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

8:00 am

Check-In & Registration

9:00 am

Welcome & Introductions

  • 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

SB4 and Local Cooperation with Immigration Authorities

  • Kali Cohn, ACLU of Texas, Houston, 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

  • Adela Meraz, Capital Area Private Defender Service, Austin, 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

  • Paul Zoltan, Attorney at Law, Dallas, 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: 174038394.

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.

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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