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Immigration Remedies for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Other Crimes Training

Immigration Remedies for Survivors of
Domestic Abuse and Other Crimes Training


Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
and
Catholic Charities of Boston

October 10-11, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
For directions click here.

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $780 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch on your own.

This intensive two-day training will cover the legal requirements and practice pointers for effectively representing victims of domestic abuse and other crimes.  Day One of the training will cover self-petitioning under the Violence Again Women Act, including who can self-petition, derivative issues, the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), the exception to the statutory good moral character bars, the self-petitioning process, strategies for dealing with self-petition denials, selected inadmissibility grounds and waivers, adjustment of status and other issues.  Day Two of the training will focus on eligibility for U nonimmigrant status and adjustment of status.  ****Day Two will also feature a Question and Answer session with representatives from the VAWA/U Visa Unit of the USCIS Vermont Service Center.**** Please see the summary agenda for more details.

The training will be presented by CLINC Attorneys Susan Schreiber and Kristina Karpinski and local practitioners. Representatives from the USCIS Vermont Service Center will also participate.

Training Level: Note that this is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering; the training is conducted at a level that assumes participants are knowledgeable about the basic requirements for self-petitions under VAWA and need more in-depth instruction and updated information.

This 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 you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202-635-2649. 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.

Space for the training is limited. The deadline for registration is October 4th or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at 415-394-0787.

Please note that the registration fee includes training materials but does not include a training manual.  You are not required to purchase a manual since other materials will be provided.  If you wish to purchase The VAWA Manual, Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and CLINIC and/or The U Visa, Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crimes, by ILRC, you must pay an additional fee in advance.  The fee for the VAWA manual is $55.00 and the fee for the U manual is $128.00.  Orders for manuals must be received by September 25th.  Note: the manuals will not be available for purchase at the training.


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U Nonimmigrant Status for Victims of Crime

E-learning Course:
U Nonimmigrant Status for Victims of Crime

November 19 – December 17, 2012

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the four 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 e-learning course will cover the law and procedure of U nonimmigrant status for victims of certain crimes.  The trainers will discuss the eligibility requirements for U status; law enforcement certification issues; waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility; strategies for preparing winning applications; applying for family members; extensions of status; travel and adjustment of status for U nonimmigrants.  The training materials will include sample U status application packets and inadmissibility waiver requests.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Jennie Guilfoyle.

The course includes four webinars conducted on Mondays at 2:00 est starting on November 19.  Each webinar lasts approximately ninety minutes, and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  In addition to the weekly webinars, the e-learning course provides a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, quizzes, and discussion questions. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  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 introduction to U Nonimmigrant Status 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 all course webinars in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course.   Please note that in order to listen to the webinars, you will need either a speaker or a set of headphones for your computer.  There will not be a telephone audio option.

Technical Requirements:  Our e-learning webinars are hosted through Adobe Connect. You can listen to the webinars through your computer speakers by plugging headphones into your computer. There will not be a telephone audio option. 

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 November 14 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at abella@cliniclegal.org. For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at sbronstein@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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Introduction to VAWA Self-Petitioning

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Introduction to VAWA Self-Petitioning 

September 6 – October 4, 2012

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

   $225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$325 per person for private attorneys and staff

Family-based immigration allows certain USCs and LPRs to petition for their spouses, children, and parents to become permanent residents.  Some spouses, children, and parents who have been abusedby USCs or LPRs are eligible to file self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act and gain permanent residence without the involvement of the abusers.  This four-week course provides an introduction to VAWA self-petitioning, focusing on eligibility, how, when and where to apply, and how to document VAWA self-petitions.  We will also explore the dynamics of abusive relationships and working with survivors of domestic violence.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Susan Schreiber. 

The course includes five webinars conducted on consecutive Thursdays at 2:00pm eastern time starting on September 6, 2012. Each webinar lasts approximately ninety minutes, and will be recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  In addition to the weekly webinars, the e-learning course provides 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 the students and the instructors.  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 introduction to VAWA self-petitioning 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 all course webinars in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course.   Please note that in order to listen to the webinars, you will need either a speaker or  a set of headphones for your computer.  There will not be a telephone audio option.

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 August 31 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at abella@cliniclegal.org. For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at sschreiber@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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Assisting Family Members of U Status Applicants and U Status Holders

Assisting Family Members of U Status Applicants and U Status Holders

December 16, 2011

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

One of the benefits of U non-immigrant status for victims of crime is the ability to apply for certain family members as derivatives.  The presenters will discuss the eligibility requirements for derivatives and the bars that apply.  The presenters will also explore the problem areas for derivatives including extensions of status.    Eligibility for adjustment of status, including the I-929 process for family members not previously in U status, will also be discussed.  The presenters for this webinar are Sarah Bronstein and Jennie Guilfoyle, Training and Legal Support Attorneys with CLINIC.

Non-affiliates can register by clicking here.

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 Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

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Introduction to VAWA Self-Petitioning

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Introduction to VAWA Self-Petitioning

November 8-December 13, 2011

 

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.

 

$175 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies


   $190 per person for other nonprofit agency staff


$280 per person for private attorneys and staff

 

Family-based immigration allows certain USCs and LPRs to petition for their spouses, children, and parents to become permanent residents.  Some spouses, children, and parents who have been abused by USCs or LPRs are eligible to file self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act and gain permanent residence without the involvement of the abusers.  This four-week course provides an introduction to VAWA self-petitioning, focusing on eligibility, how, when and where to apply, and

how to document VAWA cases.  We will also explore the dynamics of abusive relationships and working with survivors of domestic violence.  Please note that this course assumes some basic knowledge of family-based immigration.

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 Sarah Bronstein, Kristina Karpinski, and Susan Schreiber. For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at sschreiber@cliniclegal.org

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to VAWA self-petitioning 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. Please note that in order to listen to the webinars, you will need either a speaker or a set of headphones for your computer.  There will not be a telephone audio option.

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 415-394-8696 to the attention of Chris Ozaki. 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 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 November 1, 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.

REGISTRATION CLOSED


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VAWA Self-Petitioners and Inadmissibility

VAWA Self-Petitioners and Inadmissibility 

 October 13, 2011

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

Your VAWA self-petitioner client now has a current priority date and wants to file for adjustment of status.  Does she qualify even though she has a retail theft conviction? What if she entered the U.S. with a fake passport? Or departed the U.S. after overstaying her tourist visa and then returned without inspection? Is she inadmissible?  If so, can she overcome the bar?  To learn more about the special rules on inadmissibility grounds and waivers that apply to VAWA self-petitioners, join CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Kristina Karpinski for a 90 minute webinar addressing these issues.

 Non-affiliates can register by clicking here.

Click here for complimentary webinar registration (log in required)

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

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