Law Office of Mary E. Kramer, P.A
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Miami, FL 33131
Mary E. Kramer in the media

Speaking Engagements

Ms Kramer speaks on various topics in immigration law.

Upcoming speaking engagements

  • June 19, 2019 Orlando, Florida

American Immigration Lawyers Annual Conference 

Panel Discussion:  Burdens of Proof and Persuasion

Recent speaking engagements

  • September 7, 2018 Miami Shores, FL

Catholic Legal Services Lazy Days of Summer Annual CLE on Litigation, Family, Asylum and Consular Processing

Panel Discussion:  Winning Motions to Dismiss and Terminate

This panel will discuss how to write and argue successful motions to dismiss the charge including: identifying divisibility, arguing the categorical and modified categorical approach, the realistic probability test, and circumstance specific analysis.  These analyses will be illustrated through specific offenses, including Florida controlled substance statutes, crimes of violence, domestic violence, and fraud.

  • August 2-4, 2018 San Antonio TX

Winning Strategies Federal Public Defenders Training Division; this is a national seminar for criminal lawyers.

Plenary: Immigration – Law Enforcement Visas for Cooperating Witnesses

After covering the background and basics of “S”, “T” and “U” status, this session will delve deeper into strategies for negotiating “S”, “T” or “U” protection, the timing of negotiations for status adjustment, and negotiating the government’s commitment to aid in protecting the witness-defendant from deportation to the home country. This presentation will also cover critical practice tips that will ensure that your foreign-born client is thoroughly informed about the immigration consequences and available forms of protective relief that stem from cooperation with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.

  • June 13-16,2018 San Francisco, CA

AILA National's Annual Conference

Panel:  The Categorical Approach

  • April 13, 2018 Washington, D.C.

              Fearless Lawyering Removal Defense Conference 

              Panel:  Shifting Burdens of Proof

  • March 24, 2018   Miami - St. Thomas University School of Law

2018 AILA/Council Immigration Justice Campaign

Basics of Federal Court Litigation 

“Fearless Lawyering in 2018: We’ll See YOU In (District) Court”

Panel:  Basics of Filing a Habeas Corpus Petition

  • March 22, 2018  Miami, FL

S. Florida AILA Chapters Annual Conference

Panel:  Dangerous Liaisons:  The High-Rick Client

    • Dealing with TRIG: Terrorism Grounds of Inadmissibility
    • S Visas for Cooperating Witnesses
    • CARRP: Identifying Illegal Discrimination and When to Litigate
    • "Reason to Believe": Suspected Traffickers and Their Familiies

  • March 16, 2018  Philadelphia, PA 

Annual AILA Conference Philadelphia Chapter

Panel:  Advanced Removal Topics



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Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, 7th Ed.

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants by Mary E. Kramer is your one volume resource for staying up to date on the changes in criminal immigration law practice. It provides a thoughtful analysis of federal case law and an easy-to-follow discussion of the most important issues in this complicated cross-section of law. 

The 7th edition provides detailed and cutting-edge analysis on all areas of criminal immigration law. 

Regardless of whether your practice is focused on criminal or business or any other area of immigration law practice, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity is your go-to resource when your client has been charged with a crime.

Articles and Presentations
In fall 2017, Ms. Kramer co-authored a two-part blog post, with colleagues Michael Vastine and Sui Chung, 
reporting on the Supreme Court oral arguments held October 2 on Sessions v. Dimaya, an important case for immigration lawyers relating to the definition of “crime of violence,” and October 3 on Jennings v. Rodriguez, relating to prolonged detention. 
Go to  the Infonet at  to read the blog and see the accompanying video for a clear discussion of some complex crimmigration issues:  Think Immigration:  Liberty and Due Process in the SCOTUS Lineup.
Search term:  AILA Doc. No. 17100233

Ms. Kramer recently wrote an article for 
The Florida Defender, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers newsletter, entitled:

     "Analyzing Crime From an Immigration Law Perspective" (due in the March 2015 issue)

Mary Kramer is a bi-monthly contributor to VOICE, the American Immigration Lawyer's on-line newspaper.  
She writes a column on criminal-immigration issues.  These are her recent articles:
  • February 2015 "Contesting Restitution and Loss Findings in Aggravated Felony Fraud Cases"
  • December 2014 “The Categorical, Realistic, Circumstance Concoction: What’s Next?”
  • October 2014   "Matter of Chairez: A Mixed Bag of Tricks"
  • July/August 2014  "Hoodlum or Hero?  Representing the Cooperating Witness"
  • May 2014  "One Year Later:  the Impact of Descamps"