12th Annual Immigration Law and Criminal Acts

Date: Nov 29, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Event Code: I131422

Areas of Law: Immigration

Earn up to 6.1 credits, including 1.8 in Ethics! (More Information)




Harlan G. York, Esq.
Harlan York & Associates


Lauren Anselowitz, Esq.
Harlan York & Associates, Newark
Laura K. Gasiorowski, Esq.
Stahl Farella, LLC, Westfield
Jerard Gonzalez, Esq
Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, Woodland Park
Ronald P. Mondello, Esq.
Ronald P. Mondello PC, Fair Lawn
is a solo practitioner in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, where he concentrates his practice in immigration, municipal, land use and criminal law. He focuses predominately on what legal scholars refer to as “crimmigration”, the intersection of crimes and immigration, advises criminal defense attorneys on how to avoid deportation for their foreign national clients with “safe haven” pleas, and has extensive experience filing post-conviction relief petitions based on constitutional infirmities. Mr. Mondello also represents corporate and individual clients before New Jersey planning and zoning boards, and also represents and defends municipal clients in municipal litigation and land use litigation. The Hoboken Cannabis Review Board Attorney, he is Special Litigation Counsel for Fair Lawn, has been Special Legal Counsel for the Borough of New Milford, Washington Township and Saddle Brook, and serves as Board Attorney for the Planning, Zoning and Adjustment Boards of several municipalities.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Florida, Mr. Mondello has been a member of the New Jersey State, Bergen County, Passaic County and Morris County Bar Associations. He has served as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the NJSBA Cannabis Law and Local Government Law Sections, a Trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Municipal Cannabis Subcommittee.

Mr. Mondello is a frequent lecturer on “crimmigration” issues for CLE providers and is especially known for his seminar designed to educate New Jersey criminal defense attorneys on how to avoid Ineffective Assistance Claims when representing foreign nationals. A former adjunct professor at Bergen and Passaic County Community Colleges, he has also taught business organizations, immigration and criminal law at the Academy for Legal Assistant Training.

Mr. Mondello received his B.A. from William Paterson College, his M.B.A. in General Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his J.D. from Loyola University. He served as a law clerk with the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia and to the Honorable Marguerite T. Simon, Bergen County, and to the Passaic County Prosecutor.
Thomas Moseley
Thomas Moseley, Newark
Labe M. Richman
Labe M. Richman, New York

"Crimmigration" is a complex area, full of traps for the unwary. Learn how to avoid them in our timely program. This program features extremely experienced faculty who will teach you to navigate through deportation land mines. They will use real-life examples and hypotheticals to demonstrate how to avoid exposure to ineffective assistance claims while providing your clients with the best representation possible.

The crossover between immigration and criminal law is complex and requires a unique set of strategies to get the best results for your clients. Criminal convictions can change immigration status and have life-altering ramifications for your clients. Before entering a plea on behalf of a client or representing one at any stage in a criminal case, even in municipal court, attorneys must understand the consequences criminal convictions can have on immigration status and know how to proceed in a criminal matter, keeping in mind that deportation risks are possible.

Top immigration lawyers and criminal defense attorneys -- who have represented foreign nationals charged with a host of offenses -- offer their expert advice with this informative program. The panel will share best practices for helping clients facing criminal charges in municipal, state, and federal courts. Case studies will illustrate the importance of knowing the law or risk exposure to claims of violating your client's Sixth Amendment rights.

Practitioners must also provide competent representation in Immigration Court under the Fifth Amendment guarantee of due process. The panelists will offer guidance on how to prepare cases for foreign nationals facing removal for crimes. And finally, the discussion will cover what to expect next in the world of post-conviction relief in New Jersey and other states and new, related developments in the Biden administration.

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.1 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.8 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 1.8, NJ General: 4.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.5, NY Practice Management Non-Transitional: 4.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.5, PA Substantive Credit: 3.5
$20.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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