E-learning Course: Understanding and Preparing Waivers

October 4 – November 1, 2017

$295 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$320 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$450 per person for private attorneys and staff

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Waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility are an essential part of immigration practice.  This four-week course will present information on both the theory and practice of developing and submitting successful waiver applications.  Participants will learn what the legal standards of extreme hardship are, how to create a theory of the case, how to marshal the facts, and what kinds of supporting documentation to submit.  By the end of the course, participants will be better able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of specific cases and advise clients on their chances for success.  The course will include a detailed information on the expanded provisional waiver program and the agency guidance on extreme hardship.

 

The course starts on October 4th with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. The first webinar will be held on the 11th. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, and quizzes. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors. The course also includes four live webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on October 13.  Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and 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 will be available on the CLINIC website by September 1.

  

The instructors for this course are CLINIC attorneys Michelle Mendez and Charles Wheeler. For questions about the course content, please contact Charles Wheeler at cwheeler@cliniclegal.org.

 

Training Level: Introductory: This is an introduction to waivers of inadmissibility for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with immigration law vocabulary and the grounds of inadmissibility is assumed.

 

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete the required course activity for the week. 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 training.

 

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.

 

CLE FOR ATTORNEY PARTICIPANTS

 

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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