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  • Description

    Non-citizens occupy a complicated part of the legal system. Representing non-citizens is even more complicated. This CLE course, presented by a seasoned immigration and criminal lawyer, will explain everything you need to know and when what you know is not enough.

    The course is designed for working criminal defense attorneys who don’t need too much introduction, but need to get the facts on non-citizen representation.

  • Instructor Bio

    Peter Thompson

    Peter directs Thompson Law Advocates, P.C., an Immigration Law and Criminal Defense firm located in Philadelphia ( His practice includes providing criminal defense attorneys timely, practical and accurate Padilla advice for noncitizen clients, and direct representation in immigration matters, and for persons in Immigration Court and on appeal.

    Before entering private practice, Peter founded an Immigration Law Clinic, served as Director of the Defender Immigration Project of the Defenders Association of Philadelphia, and was an Assistant Defender for over a decade. He serves as a NITA faculty member, and regularly conducts CLEs focusing on the representation of noncitizen clients.

    Among other publications, he has recently co-authored the LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Collateral Consequences, 2018 Ed. (Immigration Consequences Flowing from Specific Criminal Convictions).

    Peter received his LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple Law, his J.D. from Villanova Law and his B.A. from Villanova University. He also earned a Masters in Education from Widener University. He may be reached at