Presentations

Ms. Baldini-Potermin is nationally recognized for her advocacy and zealous representation of non-citizens and their families.  She is a mentor for attorneys in the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She frequently advises criminal defense attorneys and public defenders regarding the immigration consequences of criminal offenses and dispositions.  She also trains attorneys and non-profit agency staff on immigration law issues.

Ms. Baldini-Potermin is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the Chicago Bar Association, and Illinois State Bar Association.  She is admitted to practice in Illinois and Minnesota and has been admitted before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Minnesota, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Western District of Michigan.

To view a list of Ms. Baldini-Potermin’s publications, click here.

Merits-Preserving the Record & Other Practical Issues, panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Master the Art of Removal Defense Conference, Seattle, WA, forthcoming, September 19, 2014.

INA §212(h) Waiver Fixes for Lawful Permanent Residents, discussion leader/panelist, 2014 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Boston, MA, June 19, 2014.

U Visa Advanced & Emerging Issues: Clients in Proceedings, panelist, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, CLINIC, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, ASISTA, Los Angeles VAWA Network, and Bay Area VAWA/U Network, Boston, MA, June 18, 2014.

Exploring Immigration Defense Strategies: Witness Testimony, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Seattle, WA, May 30, 2014.

Criminal Convictions: Immigration Consequences, panelist, Federal Bar Association Conference, Memphis, TN, May 17, 2014.

Definition of Crime/Conviction/Aggravated Felony, panelist, Federal Bar Association Conference, Memphis, TN, May 17, 2014.

Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT) vs. Good Moral Character, panelist, Federal Bar Association Conference, Memphis, TN, May 17, 2014.

Jurisdiction and Exhaustion of Remedies, discussion leader/panelist, 2014 AILA Federal Court Immigration Litigation CLE Practicum, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 28, 2014.

Mock Removal Hearing and Analysis, role of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arresting agent, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles, CA, January 10, 2014.

Challenging Government’s Documentary Evidence, discussion leader/panelist, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles, CA, January 10, 2014.

Bars and Standards in Federal Appellate Jurisdiction, discussion leader/panelist, 2013 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2013.

U Visa Advanced Seminar: Clients in Removal Proceedings, panelist, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA, June 26, 2013.

Crimes of Violence: Is the Conviction an Aggravated Felony?, panelist, Federal Bar Association, Memphis, TN, May 17, 2013.

Grounds of Removability, panelist, Federal Bar Association, Memphis, TN, May 17, 2013.

U Visa Hot Topics, panelist, national webinar, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, April 25, 2013.

Updates in Criminal Immigration Law with a Focus on the Categorical Approach, panelist, national webinar, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, April 23, 2013.

Advanced U Visa Issues, panelist, national webinar, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, October 16, 2012.

Challenging Removal Using Vartelas and Judulang, panelist, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Pasadena, California, October 10, 2012.

Motions to Suppress: Futile Exercise or Effective Tool, discussion leader/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Nashville, Tennessee, June 16, 2012.

Competency Issues: PTSD, Memory Loss, Mental Disability, Federal Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee, May 19, 2012.

Challenging Removal Using Judulang & Administrative Procedures Act, speaker/panelist, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Denver, Colorado, April 13, 2012.

Nuts and Bolts of Mandamus Cases, discussion leader, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 6, 2012.

Fair and Equitable Treatment: Working with Vulnerable Populations in Removal Proceedings, speaker/panelist,American Immigration Lawyers Association, national teleconference, February 12, 2012.

Crimes of Violence: Recent Developments, speaker/panelist, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 12, 2011.

Just Sue the *^#%*#: Recovery of Damages for Agency Misconduct, discussion leader, American Immigration Lawyers Association, national teleconference, September 8, 2011.

The Immigration Consequences of Sex Offenses, speaker/panelist/discussion leader, American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Diego, California, June 16, 2011.

Appeals and Motions to Reopen Before USCIS, speaker/panelist, Federal Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee, May 13, 2011.

Path of a Denied N-400 Naturalization Application to Federal Court, speaker/panelist, Federal Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee, May 13, 2011.

Jurisdictional Bars under INA §242, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 4, 2011.

Putting Padilla v. Kentucky in Practice, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, podcast presentation, December 2, 2010.

U.S./Mexico Border Enforcement Developments, moderator, American Immigration Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas, September 24, 2010.

Padilla v. Kentucky: Developments in Defense of Noncitizens with Criminal Issues, moderator, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 22, 2010.

How Pre-1996 Immigration Laws Affect Your Clients Today, speaker, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 22, 2010.

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Open Forum, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C., July 1, 2010.

Developments and Advanced Strategies Regarding Motions to Reopen, speaker/panelist, National Webcast, American Immigration Lawyers Association, May 18, 2010.

Recent Developments in Criminal Grounds of Removability, speaker/panelist, Federal Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee, May 14, 2010.

Pardons & Post-Conviction Relief to Avoid a Conviction Under the INA, moderator, Federal Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee, May 14, 2010.

The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Laws: Padilla v. Kentucky and Other Recent Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, speaker/panelist, Conference and National Webcast, sponsored by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, and the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 29, 2010.

EOIR—Leveling the Playing Field and the New Order of Doing Business, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C., March 26, 2010.

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct, moderator, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, San Diego, California, March 19, 2010.

Defining “Conviction”, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Boston, Massachusetts, December 14, 2009.

BIA Practice Roundtable, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 6, 2009.

Immigration Court Workshop Part III: Motions to Reopen and Reconsider: Strategies That Work, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 5, 2009.

Use of Mental Health Experts in Immigration Cases, speaker/panelist, “Domestic Violence, Immigration and Mental Health,” National Webcast, West Legal Ed Center and Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2009.

EOIR—Leveling the Playing Field and the New Order of Doing Business, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2009.

Removal for Experts: Right to Counsel in Removal Proceedings, speaker/panelist, National Teleconference, ILW.com, February 19, 2009.

Motions Practice: The New Era of Litigation Practice, and Mock Cross-Examinations: Taking it to the Mat, speaker/panelist, Moving Beyond the Basics: Fundamentals II—Intermediate Issues and Skills Training in Business and Removal Practice, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA, December 11, 2008.

Understanding the Terms and the Corresponding Procedures and Consequences for Removal Proceedings, speaker/panelist, National Teleconference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, September 18, 2008.

Current Criminal Issues in Immigration Law, speaker/panelist, National Teleconference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, August 14, 2008.

Motions to Suppress in Removal Proceedings, speaker/panelist, 2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 28, 2008.

Practicing before the Immigration Court, speaker/panelist, Immigration Law Conference, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., May 9, 2008.

Criminal Waivers in Immigration Law, speaker/panelist, National Teleconference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, October 23, 2007.

Getting into Space Mountain: Inadmissibility and Removability, speaker/panelist, 2007 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Orlando, FL, June 16, 2007.

Practicing before the Immigration Court, speaker/panelist, Immigration Law Conference, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., April 27, 2007.

Update from the Courts, speaker/panelist, National Teleconference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, April 17, 2007.

Overview and Mock Inadmissibility Hearing, speaker/panelist, Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Seattle, WA, October 20, 2006.

Will Your Filing Trigger an NTA or Arrest?, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Teleconference, July 25, 2006.

REAL ID Act, speaker/panelist, 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, San Antonio, TX, June 24, 2006.

Mock Marriage Interview, Inadmissibility/Removal and Relief and Inadmissibility/Removal and Relief Workshop with the Experts, Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL, March 10, 2006.

Withholding of Removal and Convention against Torture Relief and Withholding of Removal, Convention against Torture and Board of Immigration Appeals Filings Workshop with the Experts, speaker/panelist, Is America Still a Dream? How to Win Your Asylum Case Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, NV, December 16, 2005.

Real ID: Practice Tips on Overcoming REAL Challenges, speaker/panelist, 2005 Detention Watch Network Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 11, 2005.

Inadmissibility/Removal and Relief and Inadmissibility/Removal and Relief Workshop with the Experts, Fundamentals of Immigration Law Practice Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Scottsdale, AZ, October 7, 2005.

BIA—Procedural Overview of the Process, speaker/panelist, The “Who What, When, Where and How” of Litigation for All Immigration Practitioners Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Seattle, WA, September 16, 2005.

Complex Issues in Asylum, Withholding and CAT, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Teleconference, July 26, 2005.

Asylum in Immigration Court and the BIA, Masters Track, 2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Salt Lake City, UT, June 25, 2005.

Avoiding the Double Whammy of Criminal Convictions and Immigration Penalties: Waiver Strategies for Your Immigrant Client—Immigrant and Nonimmigrant, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Teleconference, January 11, 2005.

Inadmissibility/Removability and Relief, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall CLE Conference, Chicago, IL, October 15, 2004.

Criminal Conduct and NTAs—Primer for Business Practitioners, speaker/panelist, 2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Philadelphia, PA, June 11, 2004.

Executive Office for Immigration Review Update, speaker/panelist, 2004 Spring CLE Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C., March 5, 2004.

Immigration Law and the Family Skills Seminar: Special Problem Areas and Adjustment in Proceedings and Other Advanced Adjustment Issues, speaker/panelist, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Minneapolis, MN, October 22, 2003.

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions Training Conference, speaker/panelist, Defending Immigrants Partnership and The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL, September 3, 2003.

Collateral Damage—Criminal Immigration Primer for Business Practitioners, speaker/panelist, 2003 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, New Orleans, LA, June 21, 2003.

The Third Options—Asylum, Refugees, Convention against Torture, and NACARA, speaker/panelist, 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, San Francisco, CA, June 14, 2002.

Entry & Inspections Issues, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Teleconference, November 19, 2002.

Overcoming Bars to Asylum, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Teleconference, December 18, 2001.

Overcoming Bars to Asylum, speaker/panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asylum Conference, October 20, 2001.

Criminal Convictions and Their Immigration Consequences, speaker/panelist, American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, August 3, 2001.

Representing Aliens with Criminal Convictions and/or Arrests, speaker/panelist, 2000 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Chicago, IL, June 16, 2000.

Asylum Mock Hearing, moderator, 2000 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Chicago, IL, June 18, 2000.

Representing Non-Citizens with Criminal Convictions, speaker/panelist, 1999 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Seattle, WA, June 12, 1999.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS
In addition to the above national presentations, Ms. Baldini-Potermin has been a speaker/panelist at numerous regional and local conferences since 1997 in Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin. She is the presenter on the unit addressing crimes and deportability/inadmissibility at the national ILRC/CLINIC Six Day Training Programs held in Chicago, IL every 12 to 18 months since 2001 for immigration advocates seeking accreditation before Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, and former Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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