E-learning Course: Selected Issues in U Status | CLINIC

E-learning Course: Selected Issues in U Status

September 7 – September 28, 2017

$240 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$265 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$365 per person for private attorneys and staff

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This three-week training will review the fundamentals of obtaining U nonimmigrant status for victims of certain crimes, as well as focus in on cutting edge or developing topics related to U visa eligibility and  related benefits for family members.  Advocates who have previous training or experience with U status cases will have an opportunity to learn about new legal developments, consider strategic issues for applicants and family members, and strengthen their ability to prepare successful applications for U status and subsequent adjustment of status.   

Topics covered will include

  • qualifying crimes;
  • waivers of inadmissibility;
  • consular processing;
  • advanced issues related to derivative beneficiaries;
  • adjustment of status;
  • the I-929 application for other family members;
  • and the impact of the annual cap on U status approvals.


The course starts on Thursday, September 7 with access to the e-learning course website and a live webinar at 3:00 p.m EDT providing an overview of U status eligibility. Each of the following three weeks of the course addresses specific issues related to U status, with related reading assignments, exercises and quizzes.  This coursework is interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  Each week of the course concludes with a live 90-minute webinar, conducted on consecutive Thursdays at 3:00pm. EDT, where the course instructors will review and discuss the course content for that week.  Each live webinar is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.  A course outline is available here.



The instructors for this course are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber.  For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at sbronstein@cliniclegal.org.  


Training Level: Intermediate.  This course is designed for the practitioner who already has some experience with U status

Course Completion Requirements: 

 Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of all four course webinars and (b) complete the three required course activities.  You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. 


Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the course.


Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.



CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings.  California attorneys participating in this course are eligible to claim CLE credit based on the number of webinars attended or viewed in this course. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.


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