Introduction to Deportation Defense: The Basics

Friday December 07

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Contact:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
    415-255-9499 ext. 725
  • Website:

Are you a lawyer who wants to learn more about representing clients in removal proceedings? Do you want to represent your clients with the confidence that comes from a better understanding of the Immigration Court practices and procedures? This seminar will teach you the nuts and bolts of representing persons in removal proceedings, and provide you with the skills to present a successful case before the Immigration Court. Topics covered:

•Chronology of removal proceedings: Master calendar and individual hearings

•How to respond to a Notice to Appear (NTA), including challenges to proper service

•Overview of the bond process for detained clients

•Overview of Relief Available in Immigration Court and what you need to file

•Voluntary Departure, what you should know before you request it

•Filing Motions to Communicate with the Court

•Other relevant issues including fingerprinting, local operating rules and how to find them, filing applications in court


Angie Junck, ILRC Staff Attorney

At the ILRC, Angie coordinates the Immigrant Youth Project to provide advocacy on behalf of immigrant youth in order to improve their lives and ensure their fair and humane treatment in the United States. She provides trainings, technical assistance, and written materials to immigrant youth and their families, as well as to decision makers and service providers, such as social workers, dependency attorneys, juvenile justice officials, legislators, juvenile and family court judges, and community based groups and advocates. She is an author of various ILRC publications, including A Guide for Immigration Advocates, Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit, and Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship.

Erin Quinn, ILRC Staff Attorney

Erin brings to ILRC over 8 years of experience as an immigration defense attorney and holds a joint degree in law and public policy (JD/MPP) from the University of Michigan. Prior to opening her own practice in 2007, Ms. Quinn represented immigrants as an associate at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe. Her experience in immigration law and policy includes working as a fellow for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, EU headquarters in Belgium; clerking for the Immigration Court of San Francisco; and guest lecturer at CSU Eastbay.


Stacy Tolchin, Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin

Ms. Tolchin has practiced exclusively in immigration law since 2001. Prior to establishing the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin in December 2010, Stacy was a staff attorney with Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, a San Francisco-based immigration law firm. Ms. Tolchin specializes in complex deportation cases and primarily litigates before the Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts, as well as the Executive Office for Immigration Review. She also speaks regularly at conferences regarding federal court immigration litigation, removal defense, and national security immigration cases.

Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

Esperanza is a non-profit law office that serves especially vulnerable immigrants, particularly those in immigration detention in the Los Angeles metropolitan region, who cannot afford private counsel.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2.75 CA