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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at crfortier@gmail.com.

 

Post-Conviction Habeas Relief

 

 

Jon Sheldon, Esq., provides a great introductory presentation for young lawyers on the challenges of post-conviction defense of non-citizen clients, habeas relief issue spotting, and resourceful practice tips for navigating in this unique area of law.

 

Faculty: Jon Sheldon, Esq., Sheldon, Flood & Haywood, PLC, Fairfax, VA

 

0:00 Introduction of Topic: Common Language in Criminal, Immigration, and Habeas

 

3:35 Practice Tips

 

6:45 The Problem with Guilty Pleas

 

8:15 Case Law

 

11:00 Deportation Warnings in Plea Agreement Forms

 

16:10 Effective Assistant of Counsel

 

21:50 Requirements for State Habeas

 

33:30 Subject Matter Jurisdiction

 

34:00 Prejudice: Strength of Evidence

 

40:20 Cooperating with Habeas Counsel

 

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