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Counsel’s duties after Padilla

This just in: “The Pressure Is On–Criminal Defense Counsel Strategies after Padilla v. Kentucky,” by Bill Ong Hing at the University of San Francisco Law School. When representing an immigrant defendant, trial counsel’s duties are now much more demanding than they were before Padilla. What qualifies as “competent” counsel in these circumstances? Click here for a new research paper attempting to answer this question. If you don’t have access to SSRN.com, email on.point@opd.wi.gov, and we will help you get a copy.

Also, Wisconsin’s own Davorin Odrcic just published “Plea Bargaining for Noncitizens: What defense attorneys should know” on the State Bar’s Inside Track. Check out Odrcic’s 2-minute video advice “preventing immigration consequences for non citizens” here.

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