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E-learning Course: Selected Issues in Naturalization

September 22 – October 20, 2016

$225 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$250 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$350 per person for private attorneys and staff

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This four-week course for experienced practitioners examines select topics and complex issues related to naturalization.  Topics covered will include the exceptions to the residence requirements for spouses of U.S. citizens and members of the armed forces; representing clients with disabilities including requesting reasonable accommodations and filing disability waivers; the role of prosecutorial discretion in naturalization adjudications; applications for lawful permanent residents in removal proceedings; administrative appeals following N-400 denials; and a review of possible federal court remedies.

The course starts on September 21 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignments. 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 and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on September 28, 2016.  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.

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

Training Level: Experienced Practitioners. This training is designed for practitioners who already have knowledge and experience related to naturalization.  Basic familiarity with: 1) immigration and nationality law vocabulary; and 2) the requirements for naturalization 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 each weekly course quiz.   You have until 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.orgl. 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 MCLE 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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Can this Residency be Saved? Representing the LPR who Shouldn't be One

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost: $50; $25 for CLINIC Affiliates paying annual dues

Have you ever represented a client who turned out not to be eligible for his or her LPR status?  Perhaps your client immigrated as the child of an LPR but was already married. Or had an undisclosed conviction that would have triggered inadmissibility.  Or even received LPR status based on a sham marriage.  Is there any way to preserve your client's residency status or assist your client in re-immigrating?  Join CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber to review how defects in your client's underlying residency may come to the attention of USCIS and what remedies may be available for your client to retain residency status, including 237(a)(1)(H) waivers, re-immigrating and prosecutorial discretion.

Register by clicking here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

For questions or additional information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org

 

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Free Webinar: What's New About the New N-400?

Wednesday, February 26th

2:00 - 3:30 pm (EST)

 

Please join us for a free webinar on the new Form N-400.  The new 21-page N-400 is 11 pages longer than the previous form and includes new questions related to security and child soldier related issues.  The webinar will discuss changes in the format and content of the new N-400. The presenters will be Laura Burdick, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator, Aidin Castillo, ILRC Immigration Policy Attorney, and Debbie Smith, CLINIC Senior Attorney.

 

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Update on Eligibility for Adjustment of Status

Thursday, January 23, 2014

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you up to date with the latest developments affecting eligibility to adjust status?  Law and policy decisions in the past few months have created new avenues for adjustment of status and addressed the limits of 245(i) grandfathering for derivatives.  For example, the USCIS has issued an important memo providing adjustment eligibility for certain relatives of military service members and veterans (parole in place). It also issued a memo clarifying adjustment eligibility for visa waiver overstays married to US citizens.  We are still learning about the effects of advance parole by TPS and DACA grantees as a means to qualify for adjustment.  The BIA issued a decision on after-acquired spouses and 245(i) eligibility. And a federal appeals court issued a decision on adjustment of status for K-4 derivatives.  Join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber, Debbie Smith and Charles Wheeler to find out how these developments impact on your clients’ eligibility for adjustment of status.


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E-learning Course: Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

May 6 – June 3, 2014

 

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
   $225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$325 per person for private attorneys and staff

 

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This four-week course covers acquisition and derivation of citizenship, and the requirements for naturalization, including residence, physical presence, good moral character, civics and English language requirements and exemptions, disability waivers, oath requirements and the application process. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for acquisition, derivation, and naturalization, including examination of primary and secondary sources and sample application forms. For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here. 

 

Training Level: Introductory

This is an overview of citizenship for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed.

 

The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Debbie Smith.  For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@cliniclegal.org.

 

The course starts on May 6th with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample materials to review, quizzes, and discussion questions.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on May 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.

 

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 each weekly course quiz.   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 fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. 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.

 

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is May 13th  or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org   

 

CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. 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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All About Voluntary Departure; What It Is, What You Get, and What You Lose When You Don't Depart

March 27, 2013
All About Voluntary Departure; What It Is, What You Get, and What You Lose When You Don't Depart 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: $50; $25 for CLINIC Affiliates paying annual dues 

Who qualifies for voluntary departure and what are the advantages and disadvantages of a grant of "VD"?  Whether or not you represent clients in removal proceedings, you will certainly have clients who currently have VD, or overstayed a grant of VD and now want to know what if any impact that has on eligibility for another immigration benefit.  To learn about eligibility for voluntary departure, time limits, establishing compliance, reopening VD orders, and consequences for failure to depart, join CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber for a review of all matters related to voluntary departure. 

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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Good Moral Character in Naturalization Cases

E-learning Course:
Good Moral Character in Naturalization Cases

March 18 – April 15, 2013

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$325 per person for private attorneys and staff

This four-week training provides an in-depth examination of the statutory and regulatory requirements for demonstrating good moral character in naturalization cases.  The training will cover the crime-based bars to showing good moral character including crimes of moral turpitude and aggravated felonies.  We will also examine the regulatory requirements of good moral character such as failure to register for the selective service, provide child support or pay income taxes.  We will also explore how to assess the likelihood that a client will be found to lack good moral character under the “residual clause” or as a matter of discretion. 

The course starts on March 18 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample materials to review, quizzes, and discussion questions.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Mondays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on March 25.  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.

The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Debbie Smith. For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Advanced.  This is an in-depth look at the requirements for good moral character in naturalization cases for the practitioner who already understands the basic requirements for naturalization. Familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed. 

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here.   Course participants are required to attend or view recordings of the course webinars in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course.  

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649 to the attention of Andrés Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. 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, cancellations or disenrollments are subject to an administrative charge of $70.  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.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is March 13, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andrés Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org.

CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. 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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Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

E-learning Course:
Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

 July 11 – August 8, 2013

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$325 per person for private attorneys and staff

This four-week course covers acquisition and derivation of citizenship, and the requirements for naturalization, including residence, physical presence, good moral character, civics and English language requirements and exemptions, disability waivers, oath requirements and the application process. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for acquisition, derivation, and naturalization, including examination of primary and secondary sources and sample application forms.

The course starts on July 11 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample case files to review, quizzes, and discussion questions.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on Jult18.  Each webinar lasts approximately ninety 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.   The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle and Debbie Smith. For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory This is an overview of citizenship for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed. 

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here.   Course participants are required to attend or view recordings of the course webinars in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course.  

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649 to the attention of Andrés Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. 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, cancellations or disenrollments are subject to an administrative charge of $70.  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.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is July 8, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andrés Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org.

CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

REGISTER HERE

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Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

E-learning Course:
Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

January 8 – February 5, 2013

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$325 per person for private attorneys and staff

This four-week course covers acquisition and derivation of citizenship, and the requirements for naturalization, including residence, physical presence, good moral character, civics and English language requirements and exemptions, disability waivers, oath requirements and the application process. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for acquisition, derivation, and naturalization, including examination of primary and secondary sources and sample application forms.

The course starts on January 8 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample case files to review, quizzes, and discussion questions.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. eastern time starting on January 15.  Each webinar lasts approximately ninety 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.

Training Level: Introductory  This is an overview of citizenship for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed. 

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here.   Course participants are required to attend or view recordings of the course webinars in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course.  

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 fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649 to the attention of Andres Abella. 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.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is January 4, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at abella@cliniclegal.org. For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@cliniclegal.org.

CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. 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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Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training combined with a Naturalization Workshop Event

Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training
combined with a Naturalization Workshop Event
in Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored by:
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, and
NALEO Educational Fund

Friday, November 16, 2012 (9am to 6pm) - training

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (time TBD) - naturalization workshop

Location:
Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library
16244 Nordhoff Street
North Hills, 91343
(818) 895-3650

$130 per person from CLINIC affiliates
$170 per person from other nonprofit agency staff
$210 per person for private attorneys and staff
Fees are for materials, continental breakfast and lunch

Please be sure to register by November 1 under the correct category and for the correct training.  CLINIC will cut-off registration when capacity is full. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment through the website by credit card only.  No checks or cash accepted for payment.

The first of its kind, this two-day event combines one-day of hands-on training to give immigration legal staff the knowledge of planning and implementing a large "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), and on the second day actual mega workshop experience serving an estimated number of 250 or more naturalization applicants.  CLINIC invites staff of affiliates and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices to attend.  Nonprofits should submit their IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt letter to CLINIC (Attn: Rommel Calderwood) by fax at 202-635-2649 or email at rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org.  General questions may also be sent to Rommel Calderwood’s email address or his phone at (202) 756-5509.

This training will be highly interactive with minimal lecturing.  On the first day, participants will be immersed in the following discussion topics and exercises:

  • The naturalization group application workshop models and stages
  • Volunteer and staff training resources
  • Media outreach, planning and organizing
  • How to increase efficiency by using technology such as CitizenshipWorks and CLINIC's self-directed e-learning course on naturalization
  • Workshop set-up
  • Red flags relevant to DACA and naturalization
  • Hypothetical situations
  • Best practices and strategies
  • Creating a workshop plan of action for local implementation

On the second day, participants will be actively engaged in the actual mega workshop hosted by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles where trainees from around the country will join local immigration practitioners in helping hundreds of LPRs to reach their dream of citizenship.  You and your colleagues will manage the various stages of the workshop, guide applicants through the process and immigration forms, and provide subject matter expertise.  Through your efforts, hundreds of potentially eligible LPRs and their families will become Americans.

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Click here for information about local travel and hotel options arrangements. 

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Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation

June 28, 2012

Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost:  Free  

The citizenship test, especially the English language requirement, often poses a major challenge for older applicants.  How can citizenship teachers and program administrators best meet the special needs of an older learner?  What are the best strategies for success?  Join us for a conversation about promising practices in instruction and program design for elders in your community.  We will also discuss suggestions for learning activities, cultural considerations, and strategies to address common health issues.  This webinar is based on CLINIC's handbook by the same title, which is being updated for release of a second edition shortly.  CLINIC Field Support Coordinators Leya Speasmaker and Laura Burdick will present together with local agency staff.

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org 

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Good Moral Character in Naturalization Cases

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Good Moral Character in Naturalization Cases

July 2 – 23, 2012

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the four webinars.
Before registering for this training, please make sure that you will be available for these webinars.

$235 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$260 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

This four week course will begin on July 2, 2012 with an introductory webinar that will include a review of the course website, a discussion course expectations, and an overview of good moral character.  During the course we will cover the statutory and regulatory requirements for demonstrating good moral character in naturalization cases.  We will study the crime based bars to showing good moral character including crimes of moral turpitude and aggravated felonies.  We will also examine the regulatory requirements of good moral character such as failure to register for the selective service, provide child support or pay income taxes.  We will also explore how to assess the likelihood that a client will be found to lack good moral character under the “residual clause” or as a matter of discretion. 

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the four weeks of the course.   This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in four webinars conducted on consecutive Mondays, as listed in the detailed course schedule.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Debbie Smith. For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Advanced.  This is an in depth look at the requirements for good moral character in naturalization cases for the practitioner who already understands the basic requirements for naturalization. Familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed. 

Course Completion Requirements: Note that in this e-learning course, successful completion of the course requires participation, not simply registration. In order to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, participants are required to (a) attend the weekly webinars in person or listen to recordings of any webinars they have missed and (b) complete the weekly homework assignments.  Before you register, please carefully consider the dates and times of the scheduled webinars, as well as the additional time required each week for completion of the reading and assignments.

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the required webinars, click here

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 fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202-635-2649 to the attention of  Andrés Abella. 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 note that only the person who registers for the training has authorized access to course webinars and the e-learning website and posted materials.

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. CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

Please note that we need 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.  On the registration form, please provide us the name and email address of the individual who will be taking the course.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is June 25, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andrés Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org.

CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of this e-learning 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

REGISTER HERE


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Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

 E-learning Course: 

Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

May 29- June 26, 2012

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the five webinars.  Before registering for this training, please make sure that you will be available for these webinars.

$235 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$260 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

This four-week course will begin on May 29, 2012 with an introductory webinar that will include a review of the course website and discuss course expectations and logistics. Over the next four weeks we will cover acquisition and derivation of citizenship, and the requirements for naturalization, including residence, physical presence, good moral character, civics and English language requirements and exemptions, disability waivers, oath requirements and the application process. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for acquisition, derivation, and naturalization, including examination of primary and secondary sources and sample application forms.

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the four weeks of the course.   This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in five webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays, as listed in the detailed course schedule.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Debbie Smith.  For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory  This is an overview of citizenship for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed. 

Course Completion Requirements:  Note that in this e-learning course, successful completion of the course requires participation, not simply registration.  In order to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, participants are required to (a) attend the weekly webinars in person or view recordings of any webinars they have missed and (b) complete the weekly homework assignments.  Before you register, please carefully consider the dates and times of the scheduled webinars, as well as the additional time required each week for completion of the reading and assignments.

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the required webinars, click here

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 fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202-635-2649 to the attention of Andres Abella 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 note that only the person who registers for the training has authorized access to course webinars, the e-learning website and posted materials.

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 note that we need 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.  On the registration form, please provide us the name and email address of the individual who will be taking the course.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is May 21, 2012, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at abella@cliniclegal.org.  

CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

REGISTER HERE

Training Category: 

U.S. Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

E-learning Course: 

U.S. Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

January 10- February 7, 2012 

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the five webinars.  Before registering for this training, please make sure that you will be available for these webinars. 

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies


$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff


$325 per person for private attorneys and staff 

This four-week training will cover acquisition and derivation of citizenship, and the requirements for naturalization, including residence, physical presence, good moral character, civics and English language requirements and exemptions, disability waivers, oath requirements and the application process. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for acquisition, derivation, and naturalization, including examination of sample application forms. The training will also include exercises and readings on these topics. 

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the four weeks of the course.  This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in five webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays, as listed in the detailed course schedule.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Debbie Smith.  For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an overview of citizenship for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed. 

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the required webinars, click here.  Note that in this e-learning course, successful completion of the course requires participation, not simply registration. Before you register, please carefully consider the dates and times of the scheduled webinars, as well as the additional time required each week for completion of the reading and assignments.

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 fax or scan a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202.635.2649  to the attention of Andres Abella, aabella@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 note that only the person who registers for the training has authorized access to course webinars and the elearning website and posted materials.  

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 note that we need 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.  On the registration form, please provide us the name and email address of the individual who will be taking the course.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is January 5, 2012, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org.

CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

REGISTER HERE


Training Category: 

Naturalization Group Application Workshops

Naturalization Group Application Workshops

November 17, 2011

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost: Free 

What are the benefits of naturalization group application workshops?  How can you plan for a successful event?  This webinar will discuss workshop models and approaches; planning for a workshop; and stages of the workshop event.  Speakers will also provide tips for working with the media and recruiting volunteers.  The presenters are Laura Burdick, Naturalization Project Coordinator, CLINIC and Lizette Marquez-Escobedo, National Director of Civic Engagement, NALEO Educational Fund.

Non-affiiates, register by clicking here.

Affiliates, click here for complimentary webinar registration (log-in required).

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.    For additional information, please contact Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org.

Training Category: 

How to Design and Implement a Citizenship Program

 

December 6, 2011
How to Design and Implement a Citizenship Program

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free 

 

Citizenship test preparation classes and quality legal services go hand in hand in assisting an immigrant along the path to citizenship. As programs seek better ways to serve the foreign born as they prepare to naturalize, CLINIC offers this webinar as a tool to use when developing an in-house citizenship program with legal and educational services. Covered topics will include program needs, planning for a citizenship program, and examples of program models. Join Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's Washington D.C. office and Daniel Quinn, Citizenship Program Manager at Hogar Immigrant Services in Falls Church, Virginia for a discussion about how best to plan and implement an effective citizenship  program in your agency.

Non-affiliates, register by clicking here.

Affiliates, click here for complimentary webinar registration (log-in required).

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar. 

For additional information, please contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

Training Category: 

All About Cuban Adjustment

All About Cuban Adjustment

September 22, 2011

  

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: $50; Free for CLINIC affiliates paying annual dues 
 

Under the Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans, and their spouses and children, who have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. may apply for adjustment of status after one year of physical presence in the U.S.  During this webinar, presenters Randy McGrorty, Director of Catholic Charities Legal Services of Miami, and Jennie Guilfoyle, Training and Legal Support Attorney at CLINIC, will explore the ins and outs of Cuban adjustment.  Topics will include eligibility requirements; filing procedures; parole of Cubans; employment authorization; inadmissibility waivers and pitfalls; and adjustment of non-Cuban spouses and children.

Non-affiliates register by clicking here.

Affiliates, click here for complimentary webinar registration (log-in required).

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

Training Category: 

Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants

Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants


September 12, 2011


2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Free for All


This webinar will discuss several key strategies for helping vulnerable applicants overcome barriers in the naturalization process.  Topics will include disability waivers, reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, due consideration on the citizenship test, and fee waivers for low-income applicants.  The presenters are Laura Burdick, Naturalization Project Coordinator, CLINIC; Alla Shagalova, Associate Director, Immigration Services, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; and Amy Tenney, Immigration Legal Services Staff Attorney, World Relief.  Space is limited. 


Non-affiliates can register by clicking here.


Affiliats can register by clicking here (log in required)


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

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