The United States Supreme Court, in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), held that the effective assistance of counsel may require advice about potential immigration consequences faced by a client. To assist counsel in meeting this requirement, IDS has contracted with an experienced immigration attorney. Thomas Fulghum will provide immigration consultations for counsel representing appointed clients. To begin the process, you must complete the form below.
Once IDS receives the form, we will distribute it to one of the consultants, who will then contact you. Make sure you have all the information required by the form and are submitting the consultation request at least 72 hours before you need to get advice. Consultants have only limited time to handle consultations, so waiting for the last minute can result in not having the information you need when you need it. In fact, do not wait – if you have a client with potential immigration consequences, submit the request as soon as you have the required information.
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions Intake
UNC SOG Defender Manual: Immigration Consequences