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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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