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P.O. Box 2109
Boise, ID 83701

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Maria E. Andrade Speaking Engagements 2016


5th Annual Rocky Mountain Immigration Law Conference, AILA Colorado Chapter

“Waivers in Immigration Court”

Co-presenters: Arron Hall, Erik Johnson, Emily White

October 2016, Denver, Colorado

2016 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

“Combatting Erratic CBP Action”

Co-presenters: Nicole Nelson & Trina Realmulto

June 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada

AILA, Federal Litigation Section

“You lost at the BIA. Now What?” Podcast

Co-presenters: Stacy Tolchin & Thomas Ragland

June 2016, Audio Seminar - Nationwide Audience

Idaho Public Defense Commission

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Meeting our 6th Amendment Responsibilities

Co-presenter:  Kara Hartzler (2, 1 hour sessions).

May 2016, Boise, Idaho

2016 Federal Bar Association Immigration Conference

Advanced Panel on Criminal Convictions on Immigration

Co-Presenters: Hon. Steven A. Morely & Prof. Maureen A. Sweeny

May 2016, New Orleans, LA

AILA Arizona Chapter Conference

“Credible and Reasonable Fear Findings before the AAO and the EOIR”

Co-Presenters:  Benjamin Harville & Katherine Ruhl.

March 2016, Phoenix, Arizona

Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 3rd Thursday CLE Series

“ICE in the Background: How and when ICE is involved in the criminal case”

Co-Presenters: Benjamin Stein & Nathaniel Damren

February 2016, Boise, Idaho

AILA Asylum Conference

“Preparing the Case for Appeal”

Co-Presenters: Ava Benach & Rheka Shwarma-Crawford

February 2016, San Antonio, Texas




The Politics of Immigration - Presentation by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, a Boise civil rights attorney, will present “The Politics of Immigration” as part of TVCC’s Women’s History Month observation, at 7:30 p.m. March 3, 2016 in the Weese Building. The event is free, and open to the public


Fighting Family Detention - AL Lawyers Featured in October 2014 ISB Magazine

The October issue of The Advocate, the state bar magazine for Idaho, was dedicated to Pro Bono efforts of the bar. The magazine featured an article about Andrade Legal staff and attorneys who have travelled to represent women and children from Central America who have fled persecution in their home countries. Read the article here.


2014 Winter ACLU Newsletter - AL Attorneys in Artesia

The winter 2014 ACLU of Idaho newsletter includes an article by Maria E. Andrade about the firms experiences working in the family detention center in Artesia, New Mexico. You can read it here.


Idaho Business Review Announces Arrival of New Attorneys

On November 12, 2013, the Idaho Business Review reported the arriaval of Denise Penton, Benjamin Stein, and Nathaniel Damren who had joined the firm earlier in the year.  Read the article here.