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Case Management Techniques and Strategies

October 7, 2016 – October 28, 2016

Webinars will take place every Friday 2:00-3:00 EST

 

$220 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
   $250 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$350 per person for private attorneys and staff

REGISTER HERE

 

This four-week course covers the basic components of effective case management techniques and strategies. Throughout the course, participants will learn best practices in intake procedures; case acceptance and closure; file maintenance; form creation and improvement; and much more.  Participants will also learn about case management database systems, as well as strategies to create an effective case management policies and procedures manual to optimize program efficiency and minimize risk of liability. This course will be presented by CLINIC’s Capacity Building section staff.

 

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

 

Training Level: Introductory

This is an overview of best practices for case management for a charitable legal immigration services program. This course is appropriate for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, unions, social services providers, and educational programs.

The course starts on October 7th with access to the e-learning course website. Once you receive your user name and password you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning including reading assignments, sample materials, and quizzes.  The course will be interactive with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Fridays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on October 7th.  Each webinar lasts approximately 60 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: If you are registering as staff of a nonprofit agency, 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.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is October 3rd or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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E-learning Course: Understanding and Preparing Waivers

October 10 – November 7, 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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Are you ready to help your clients file for provisional waivers?  The USCIS just expanded the program to include all family-based categories.  And the agency is poised to simplify the process with guidance on the extreme hardship standard. This four-week e-learning course will present information on both the theory and practice of developing and submitting successful waiver applications with a focus on the unlawful presence bar and provisional waivers.  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 starts on October 10 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, 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 Mondays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on October 17.  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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E-Learning Course: Evaluation Skills for Sharing Successful Immigration Stories

 

 

October 20 & 27, November 3 & 10, 2016

Webinars at 2:00pm Eastern

(four, 90-minute sessions)

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

 

This course is unique to the field of immigration services and is being presented for the first time. The curriculum contains vital information of interest to executive directors and program directors providing immigration legal services in addition to funders interested in supporting immigration.

 

The four-week course identifies complex human needs created by global migration and how U.S.-based nonprofit immigration legal programs respond to such needs with varying services delivery models, legal and otherwise.  The course reveals the wealth of data immigration programs collect about their services and client outcomes.  Different program evaluation methods are presented that can be tailored to fit any immigration program’s desire to improve its practices.   Examples are shared as to how day-to-day data points can be turned into compelling stories about immigration successes locally and nationally in order to gain more stakeholder support and community donations.

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

 

Training Level: Advanced

This is a detailed look into a nonprofit immigration legal program’s service delivery models and data collection habits revealing how legal services effectively responds to global migration needs strengthening families, local communities and the United States. This course is appropriate for executive directors, program managers, immigration legal representatives, policy advocates and community organizers from a wide range of nonprofit settings.  Funders of immigration services will also benefit from this course as it will reveal the many ways in which philanthropic donations are wisely invested in the U.S.’ ongoing, successful immigrant integration story.

The trainers for this course are members of CLINIC’s Capacity Building section: Jeff Chenoweth (Section Director); Laura Burdick, Nathaly Perez, and Leya Speasmaker (Field Support Coordinators); and Rommel Calderwood (Project Coordinator).  For questions about the course content, please contact Jeff Chenoweth at jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org.

The course starts on October 20 at 2:00 pm (Eastern) and will be held each subsequent Thursday ending November 3 for a total of four, 90-minute sessions. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, sample materials to review, and quizzes.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, each 90-minute presentation and discussion time will be recorded so students may listen to archived sessions and still complete the course.

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 course is for staff of community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status.  Your registration will be confirmed.  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.

The deadline for registration is October 13. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org.

 

 

 

 

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E-Learning: Evaluation Skills for Sharing Successful Immigration Stories

October 13th - November 10th

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

Register Here

 

This course is unique to the field of immigration services and is being presented for the first time. The curriculum contains vital information of interest to executive directors and program directors providing immigration legal services in addition to funders interested in supporting immigration.

The four-week course identifies complex human needs created by global migration and how U.S.-based nonprofit immigration legal programs respond to such needs with varying services delivery models, legal and otherwise.  The course reveals the wealth of data immigration programs collect about their services and client outcomes.  Different program evaluation methods are presented that can be tailored to fit any immigration program’s desire to improve its practices.   Examples are shared as to how day-to-day data points can be turned into compelling stories about immigration successes locally and nationally in order to gain more stakeholder support and community donations.

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

 

Training Level: Advanced

This is a detailed look into a nonprofit immigration legal program’s service delivery models and data collection habits revealing how legal services effectively responds to global migration needs strengthening families, local communities and the United States. This course is appropriate for executive directors, program managers, immigration legal representatives, policy advocates and community organizers from a wide range of nonprofit settings.  Funders of immigration services will also benefit from this course as it will reveal the many ways in which philanthropic donations are wisely invested in the U.S.’ ongoing, successful immigrant integration story.

The trainers for this course are members of CLINIC’s Capacity Building section: Jeff Chenoweth (Section Director); Laura Burdick, Nathaly Perez, and Leya Speasmaker (Field Support Coordinators); and Rommel Calderwood (Project Coordinator).  For questions about the course content, please contact Jeff Chenoweth at jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org.

The course starts on October 20 at 2:00 pm (Eastern) and will be held each subsequent Thursday ending November 3 for a total of four, 90-minute sessions. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, sample materials to review, and quizzes.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, each 90-minute presentation and discussion time will be recorded so students may listen to archived sessions and still complete the course.

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 course is for staff of community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status.  Your registration will be confirmed.  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.

The deadline for registration is October13. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org.

 

 

 

 

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E-learning Course: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

September 28 – November 9, 2016

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

Register Here

 

This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on family relationships, and how each step of the process works. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examination and critique of sample application forms. Topics covered will include: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriages, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing.

The course starts on September 28 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, 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 six live webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on Wednesday, October 5.   Each 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. 

 

Use the link below to view the schedule of webinars and topics: 

Course Outline (PDF)

 

  

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

 

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to family-based immigration 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:  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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E-learning Course: Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

November 1 – December 13, 2016

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

Register Here

 

This six-week training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through readings, webinars, and exercises, participants will learn key concepts and remedies in immigration law and the functions of the different government agencies that carry out the law.  Topics covered will include the following: introductory immigration concepts; an overview of family-based immigration; an overview of obtaining permanent residence status; inadmissibility and deportability concepts; overview of removal proceedings; naturalization and citizenship; and other immigration benefits, such as relief for victims of crime and domestic violence, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The course will also incorporate legal research exercises and ethical issues in the practice of immigration law. 

 

The course starts on November 1 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, 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 six live webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on Tuesday, November 8.   Each 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 will be available on the CLINIC website by Oct. 1.

  

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

 

Training Level: Introductory

This is an introduction to immigration law practice course is geared toward individuals who have little to no prior immigration law experience.

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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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.

Click Here to view the course outline

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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E-learning Course: Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

 

New Accelerated E-Learning!!

Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law:
A Course for New Practitioners

March  9, 2015 – April 26, 2015


$450 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
  $495 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$575 per person for private attorneys and staff

 

Register Here

 

If you want to learn about immigration law and are ready for a new, accelerated e-learning experience, CLINIC’s latest e-course, Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law, was designed with you in mind.

This intensive six-week e-learning course provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of core immigration law concepts as well as the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. This course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective immigration practitioner, and establish the training background to support an application for BIA accreditation. 

 

View a detailed course outline

 

Course Structure: Each week of the course includes two units, and each unit focuses on a specific theme.  Each of the 12 units will consist of a live webinar and a set of self-directed activities, which include readings, exercises and a quiz.The course concludes with an open-book final exam which students have two weeks to complete. Course instruction is provided by expert immigration law attorneys from CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support section. 

Who Should take this Course?: This course is appropriate for the new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment required to fully participate in this course and complete course requirements. This course has an accelerated pace, meeting twice per week, and, consequently, covers more material in six weeks than our standard introductory course. The webinars will be recorded, allowing students the flexibility to work the course into their busy schedules.

If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to You may otherwise prefer to take our standard Introduction to Immigration Law Practice course along with other courses, to have a well-rounded immigration law background.

 

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 30 days 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 March 9th  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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Representing Unaccompanied Children: What To Do and How To Do It

September 17 – October 15, 2014

This is a free e-learning course

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This four week e-learning course is designed for practitioners who will be counseling or representing unaccompanied children who are now in removal proceedings. Course participants will learn about the factors contributing to the large numbers of Central American children seeking refuge in the United States, the current policies relating to detention and release of unaccompanied children, and special considerations involved in representing children, including best practices for interviewing and counseling children and for addressing ethical concerns.  In addition, each week of the course will incorporate a review of key remedies available to unaccompanied children, including special immigrant juvenile status, asylum, U and T visas, motions to suppress and prosecutorial discretion.  The course will use webinar presentations, readings, and sample documents to explore these issues and provide course participants with a solid understanding of the law and skills required to represent unaccompanied children. Course participants will also receive information related to pro bono opportunities to represent unaccompanied children.   For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here.  

Training Level: Introductory

This is an introduction to representation of unaccompanied children in removal proceedings. Course participants who are new to removal proceedings are encouraged to view CLINIC’s rapid e-course: Overview of Representing Children in Removal Proceedings, which reviews the fundamentals of what happens in immigration court. A link to the course is included in the unit one materials.

The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Debbie Smith, and other guest speakers. For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at sbronstein@cliniclegal.org.

The course starts on September 17th with access to the e-learning course website and our first course webinar. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading materials, sample applications to review, and a discussion forum.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes five webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. eastern starting on September 17.  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 attend or view recordings of the five weekly course webinars. 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.. 

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 September 10, 2014 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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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

 

Register Here

 

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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Training Category: 

Overview of Immigration Law and Skills

E-learning Course:

Overview of Immigration Law and Skills

April 18 – May 16, 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 e-learning course provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through readings, webinars, and exercises, participants will learn key concepts and remedies in immigration law and the functions of the different government agencies that carry out the law.  Topics covered will include introductory immigration concepts; an overview of family-based immigration; an overview of obtaining permanent residence status; and inadmissibility and deportability concepts.   The course will also cover client interviewing techniques, methods for conducting legal research and staying up-to-date on the law and how to deal with ethical issues in the practice of immigration law.    

This course involves a blend of self-directed learning and interaction with both the instructors and the other course participants. Students learn by taking part in weekly live webinars, completing reading assignments, exercises and activities each week; and sharing ideas with each other in online discussion forums. The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week, and most of the course work may be done by students on their own schedules. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend each live webinar at the scheduled time, but all webinars are recorded and posted on the course website, and may be accessed by course participants who are unable to attend a particular webinar.  

The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle and Kristina Karpinski. For questions about the course content, please contact Kristina Karpinski at kkarpinski@cliniclegal.org.

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.  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.  

Additionally, please note that the course is geared toward individuals who have little to no prior immigration law experience.

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live 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 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 April 12, 2013 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.

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Training Category: 

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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Training Category: 

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.

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Training Category: 

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

E-learning Course:
Understanding and Preparing Waivers

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$325 per person for private attorneys and staff

October 8 – November 5, 2013

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 of the case, 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.   Please note that this course assumes a basic knowledge of the grounds of inadmissibility.

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

The course starts on October 8th 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 October 15.  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.

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: 1) immigration law vocabulary; and 2) the grounds of inadmissibility 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 October 4, 2013 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.

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Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

E-learning Course:
Understanding and Preparing Waivers


$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$325 per person for private attorneys and staff

May 30 – June 27, 2013

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 of the case, 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 trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Kristina Karpinski.

The course starts on May 30th 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 Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on June 6.  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.

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: 1) immigration law vocabulary; and 2) the grounds of inadmissibility 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 May 24, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org. For questions about the course content, please contact Kristina Karpinski at kkarpinski@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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Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

E-learning Course:
Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

February 5 – March 19, 2013

$270 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$295 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$425 per person for private attorneys and staff

This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on family relationships, and how each step of the process works. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examination and critique of sample application forms. Topics covered will include: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriages, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing.

The course starts on February 5 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, and discussion questions.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The course also includes six webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on Tuesday, February 12.  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 Kristina Karpinski.  For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at sbronstein@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to family-based immigration 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 31 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.

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Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Ethical Issues in Immigration Law Practice

E-learning Course:
Ethical Issues in Immigration Law Practice

February 7 – February 28, 2013

$165  per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

    $190   per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$290  per person for private attorneys and staff

What do you do when you are representing a husband and wife in a family-based immigration case, but the wife calls to say her husband is abusing her? How do you respond when you suspect that your client may have submitted a fake document with her asylum application? Do you agree to help your client appeal a waiver denial when you've never done an appeal before?  Legal advocates routinely encounter situations like these -- and turn to legal ethics rules for guidance. In this three-week e-learning course, you will learn about the sources of legal ethics rules, and to whom they apply. We will examine in detail some of the most important legal ethics rules, including the duty of confidentiality; issues around conflicts of interest among clients; the duty of candor to the tribunal; and the duty of zealous representation. This course is intended for anyone who practices immigration law -- attorneys, accredited representatives; and non-accredited staff. The course instructors are CLINIC attorneys    Jennie Guilfoyle and Susan Schreiber.

The course starts on February 7 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 three webinars conducted on consecutive Thursdays at 2:00 P.M. EST starting on February 14. 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: This is an introduction to ethical issues in immigration law practice.  Basic familiarity with  immigration law vocabulary and the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status 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 February 4 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.

REGISTER HERE

Training Category: 

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.

REGISTER HERE

Training Category: 

Immigration Legal Skills

E-learning Course:
Immigration Legal Skills

January 10 – February 7, 2013

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies (paying annual dues)

$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$325 per person for private attorneys and staff 

How and where do you find immigration laws, and once you find them, how do you use them? Knowing how to find the law, and how to write clearly and effectively, are essential parts of every immigrant advocate's job. This hands-on, four-week e-learning course will focus on building fundamental legal research and writing skills.  Through readings, webinars, and exercises, participants will learn methods for conducting legal research using primary and secondary immigration source books and the Internet.  Students will practice writing persuasive letters and declarations, and will receive substantive feedback from the instructors.  The instructors will also discuss client interview techniques and how to advocate for clients before DHS.  The course is aimed at practitioners who have had little experience with legal writing and research.

Topics include:

  • Sources of Immigration Legal Authority
  • How to Find Immigration Legal Authority
  • Persuasive Legal Writing
  • Advocating for Clients with DHS
  • Client Interview Techniques

The course starts on January 10th 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, and discussion questions.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on Thursday, January 17th.  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 Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at sbronstein@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to immigration legal research and writing.  Basic familiarity with the immigration system, especially family-based immigration, 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 7th 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.

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Training Category: 

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

E-learning Course:

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

November 14 - December 19, 2012

The course webinars will take place on the five consecutive Wednesdays (except November 21) beginning on November 14, 2012.  All webinars will run from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here for a more detailed course outline, including exact dates and times of the five webinars.

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies (paying annual dues)

$225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$325 per person for private attorneys and staff 

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 of the case, 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.   Please note that this course assumes a basic knowledge of the grounds of inadmissibility.

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 Wednesdays, as listed in the detailed course schedule.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Debbie Smith and Charles Wheeler.

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the required 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.  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 set of headphones for your computer. There will probably not be a telephone audio option.

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: 1) immigration law vocabulary; and 2) the grounds of inadmissibility is assumed.

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.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is November 9, 2012, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org. For questions about the course content, please contact Charles Wheeler at cwheeler@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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Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

E-learning Course: 

Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

October 16 – November 27, 2012

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the seven webinars. 

$270 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$295 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$425 per person for private attorneys and staff

This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on family relationships, and how each step of the process works. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examination and critique of sample application forms. Topics covered will include: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriages, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing. In addition, the first webinar of the course will provide an overview of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

The course includes seven webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00pm eastern time starting on October 16, 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, reviewing sample applications, 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.  The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the six weeks of the course.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, participants will be able to listen to and view recordings of the webinars on the course website. The instructors for this course are CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Debbie Smith.

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the required 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.  Before you register, please carefully consider the dates and times of the course 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.  

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to family-based immigration 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.

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 el-learning website and course 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 October 12, 2012, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org.  For questions about the course content, please contact Kristina Karpinski at kkarpinski@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 Type: 
Training Category: 

Grounds of Inadmissibility

E-learning Course:
Grounds of Inadmissibility

September 26-November 7, 2012

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the seven webinars. 

$270 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$295 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$425 per person for private attorneys and staff

Immediate relatives will soon be able to file their waiver for unlawful presence in the United States before leaving for consular processing. This change to pre-adjudication is scheduled to go into effect soon, and it has already generated much interest and increased demand for services. But to effectively represent this client community practitioners need to know the fundamentals of inadmissibility so they can identify all the possible grounds. To prepare for this increased demand, practitioners will need to know whether or not their clients are inadmissible, and whether they qualify for this special pre-adjudication procedure.

This six-week training on the grounds of inadmissibility provides an in-depth examination of the concept of inadmissibility.  The training will cover when and to whom inadmissibility applies.  Course participants will study in detail selected grounds of inadmissibility including unlawful presence and other immigration violations; misrepresentation and false claims to citizenship; smuggling; unlawful voting; crimes; and health-based grounds.  We will also discuss effective interviewing and client counseling techniques.  While we will touch on the waivers available for some of these grounds, we will not look closely at waivers and how to apply for them; CLINIC’s e-learning course on waivers  covers those.

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the six weeks of the course.   This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in seven webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays, 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 Jennie Guilfoyle and Charles Wheeler. 

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. 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 tax-exempt nonprofit entity to Andres Abella 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.  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.  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 September 21, 2012, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at 202-756-5523 or at aabella@cliniclegal.org. For questions about the course content, please contact Jennie Guilfoyle at jguilfoyle@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 Type: 
Training Category: 

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.

REGISTER HERE

Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

E-learning Course:
Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes  

October 11 – November 29, 2012

$270 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$295 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$425 per person for private attorneys and staff

If your client has a criminal record, can she naturalize?  Apply for TPS? Become a lawful permanent resident?  Will your client be subject to being removed from the U.S.?   And can your client remedy the situation by seeking to vacate a guilty plea given without immigration advisals?

Immigration advocates quickly learn that crimes have immigration consequences; this training will help you understand how to analyze those consequences to appropriately counsel your clients. This six-week e-learning course will provide an overview of how to determine whether your client’s criminal record will have immigration consequences, including exposure to removal or ineligibility for a particular benefit under immigration law. Course participants will learn the basic concepts involved in analyzing the immigration consequences of crimes including differentiating between inadmissibility and deportability; statutory definitions of conviction and sentence; and exceptions to crime-based inadmissibility. The training will also cover techniques for screening clients to uncover criminal issues, and how to gather and read criminal records. The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber.

EST starting on October 11.  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, 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 immigration consequences of crimes 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 October 5 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.

REGISTER HERE

Training Category: 

Introduction to VAWA Self-Petitioning

E-learning Course: 

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.

REGISTER HERE

Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Good Moral Character in Naturalization Cases

 E-learning Course: 

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


Training Category: 

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: 

Immigration Legal Skills

E-learning Course:

Immigration Legal Skills

June 4 - July 2, 2012

The course webinars will take place on the five consecutive Monday of the course, beginning June 4, 2012, and ending July 2, 2012.  All webinars run from 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Standard Time.

 Before registering for this training, please make sure that you will be available for these webinars.

$ 200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies (paying annual dues)

$ 225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$ 325 per person for private attorneys and staff 

How and where do you find immigration laws, and once you find them, how do you use them?  Knowing how to find the law, and how to write clearly and effectively are essential parts of every immigrant advocate's job. This hands-on, four-week e-learning course will focus on building fundamental legal research and writing skills.  Through readings, webinars, and exercises, participants will learn methods for conducting legal research using primary and secondary immigration source books and the Internet.  Students will practice writing persuasive letters and declarations, and will receive substantive feedback from the instructors.  The instructors will also discuss client interview techniques and how to advocate for clients before DHS.  The course is aimed at practitioners who have had little experience with legal writing and research.

Topics include:

            Sources of Immigration Legal Authority

            How to Find Immigration Legal Authority

            Persuasive Legal Writing

            Advocating for Clients with DHS

            Client Interview Techniques

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 Mondays, as listed above.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle and Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Jennie Guilfoyle at jguilfoyle@cliniclegal.org.

Note that 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.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to immigration legal research and writing.  Basic familiarity with the immigration system, especially family-based immigration, is assumed

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

Be sure to list 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 31, 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: 

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

E-learning Course:

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

June 6 - July 11, 2012

The course webinars will take place on the five consecutive Wednesdays (except July 4)  of the course, beginning on June 6, 2012.  All webinars will run from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Click here for a more detailed course outline.  Before registering for this training, please make sure that you will be available for these webinars.

$ 200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies (paying annual dues)

$ 225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$ 325 per person for private attorneys and staff 

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 of the case, 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.   Please note that this course assumes a basic knowledge of the grounds of inadmissibility..

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 discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle and Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Charles Wheeler at cwheeler@cliniclegal.org.

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.

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: 1) immigration law vocabulary; and 2) the grounds of inadmissibility is assumed.

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.

Space is limited to 40 participants. The deadline for registration is June 4, 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 Type: 
Training Category: 

Grounds of Inadmissibility

E-learning Course: 

Grounds of Inadmissibility 

March 14-April 25, 2012 

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

$270 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies


$295 per person for other nonprofit agency staff


$425 per person for private attorneys and staff

The USCIS has proposed shifting the filing of certain waivers from overseas offices to the filing and adjudication of the waivers in the United States before the applicant leaves the country for a consular interview.  Such a change, which is estimated to be implemented this year, will increase interest in applicants filing waivers and immigrating family members. To prepare for this increased demand, practitioners will need to know whether their clients are inadmissible and whether they qualify for this special pre-adjudication procedure.

This six-week training on the grounds of inadmissibility provides an in-depth examination of the concept of inadmissibility.  The training will cover when and to whom inadmissibility applies.  Course participants will study in detail selected grounds of inadmissibility including unlawful presence and other immigration violations; misrepresentation and false claims to citizenship; smuggling; unlawful voting; crimes; and health-based grounds.  We will also discuss effective interviewing and client counseling techniques.  While we will touch on the waivers available for some of these grounds, we will not look closely at waivers and how to apply for them; CLINIC’s e-learning course on waivers covers those.

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the six weeks of the course.   This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in seven webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays, 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 Jennie Guilfoyle and Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Jennie Guilfoyle at jguilfoyle@cliniclegal.org.    

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. 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 webinar 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. 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 a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Andres Abella 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 Pay Pal 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 March 9, 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 9.5 hours of MCLE credits based on 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

Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

E-learning Course: 

Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes  

March 15 – April 26, 2012

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

$270 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies


   $295 per person for other nonprofit agency staff


$425 per person for private attorneys and staff

If your client has a criminal record, can she naturalize?  Apply for TPS? Become a lawful permanent resident?  Will your client be subject to being removed from the U.S.?   And can your client remedy the situation by seeking to vacate a guilty plea given without immigration advisals?

Immigration advocates quickly learn that crimes have immigration consequences; this training will help you understand how to analyze those consequences to appropriately counsel your clients. This six-week e-learning course will provide an overview of how to determine whether your client’s criminal record will have immigration consequences, including exposure to removal or ineligibility for a particular benefit under immigration law. Course participants will learn the basic concepts involved in analyzing the immigration consequences of crimes including differentiating between inadmissibility and deportability; statutory definitions of conviction and sentence; and exceptions to crime-based inadmissibility. The training will also cover techniques for screening clients to uncover criminal issues, and how to gather and read criminal records.

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the six weeks of the course.   This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in seven webinars conducted on consecutive Thursdays, 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 Susan Schreiber. For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at sschreiber@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to immigration consequences of crimes 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.

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  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 March 1, 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 9.5 hours of MCLE credits based on 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

Training Category: 

Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

E-learning Course: 

Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

March 13-April 24, 2012 

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

$270 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$295 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$425 per person for private attorneys and staff

This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on family relationships, and how each step of the process works. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examination and critique of sample application forms. Topics covered will include: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriages, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing. 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 six weeks of the course.  This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in seven 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 introduction to family-based immigration 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. 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 webinar 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.

Technical Requirements: Our e-learning webinars will be hosted through a webinar carrier that permits listening through your computer speakers or by plugging headphones into your computer.   Your computer must have this capacity in order to participate in the webinars.

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 el-learning website and course 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 March 8, 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 Type: 
Training Category: 

Immigration Legal Skills

E-learning Course:

Immigration Legal Skills

January 11-February 8, 2012

The course webinars will take place on the five consecutive Wednesdays of the course, beginning January 11, 2012, and ending February 8, 2012.  All webinars run from 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Standard Time. 

 Before registering for this training, please make sure that you will be available for these webinars. 

$ 200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies (paying annual dues)

$ 225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$ 325 per person for private attorneys and staff 

How and where do you find immigration laws, and once you find them, how do you use them?  Knowing how to find the law, and how to write clearly and effectively are essential parts of every immigrant advocate's job. This hands-on, four-week e-learning course will focus on building fundamental legal research and writing skills.  Through readings, webinars, and exercises, participants will learn methods for conducting legal research using primary and secondary immigration source books and the Internet.  Students will practice writing persuasive letters and declarations, and will receive substantive feedback from the instructors.  The instructors will also discuss client interview techniques and how to advocate for clients before DHS.  The course is aimed at practitioners who have had little experience with legal writing and research.

Topics include:

            Sources of Immigration Legal Authority

            How to Find Immigration Legal Authority

            Persuasive Legal Writing

            Advocating for Clients with DHS

            Client Interview Techniques

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 Wednesdays, as listed above.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle and Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Jennie Guilfoyle at jguilfoyle@cliniclegal.org.

Note that 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.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to immigration legal research and writing.  Basic familiarity with the immigration system, especially family-based immigration, is assumed.

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 or to his e-mail: 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 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.

Be sure to list 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 4, 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.

 

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.

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Training Category: 

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

E-learning Course:

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

November 9 –December 14, 2011

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the 5 webinars.  Before registering for this training, please make sure that you will be available for these webinars.

 

 $175 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies (paying annual dues)

$ 190 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$ 280 per person for private attorneys and staff

 

Waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability 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 of the case, 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.   Please note that this course assumes a basic knowledge of the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability.

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 Wednesdays, as listed in the detailed course schedule.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle, Debbie Smith, and Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@cliniclegal.org.

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 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.

Space is limited.. The deadline for registration is November 2, 2011, 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.

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Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Introduction to VAWA Self-Petitioning

E-learning Course: 

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.

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Training Type: 
Training Category: 

Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

E-learning Course: 

Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

September 14-October 26, 2011

 

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the seven 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 six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on family relationships, and how each step of the process works. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examination and critique of sample application forms. Topics covered will included: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriages, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing.

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four hours per week for each of the six weeks of the course.   This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in seven webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays, 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, Debbie Smith and Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Kristina Karpinski at kkarpinski@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to family-based immigration 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 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 September 6, 2011, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Chris Ozaki at 415-394-9371 or at cozaki@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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Training Type: 
Training Category: 

E-learning Course: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

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E-learning Course:
Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

June 7-July 20, 2011

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the 7 webinars.  Before registering for this training, please make sure that you will be available for these webinars.

$235 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies (paying annual dues)

$260 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on a family relationship, and how each step in the process works. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examination and critique of sample application forms. Topics covered will include: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriage, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing.

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four and a half hours per week for each of the six weeks of the course.   This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in seven 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, Susan Schreiber, and Debbie Smith.  For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at sschreiber@cliniclegal.org

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.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to family-based immigration for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with: 1) immigration law vocabulary; 2) the ways in which immigrants may gain legal status; and 3) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed. 

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.

Space is limited to 25 participants. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2011, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Chris Ozaki at 415-394-9371 or at cozaki@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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Training Type: 
Training Category: 

E-learning Course: Grounds of Inadmissibility

E-learning Course:
Grounds of Inadmissibility

June 1-July 13, 2011

Click here for a more detailed course outline including the dates and times of the 7 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 six-week training on the grounds of inadmissibility provides an in-depth examination of the concept of inadmissibility.  The training will cover when and to whom inadmissibility applies.  Course participants will study in detail selected grounds of inadmissibility including immigration violations; misrepresentation and false claims to citizenship; smuggling; unlawful voting; crimes; and health-based grounds.  Participants will also analyze ethical issues arising from representing clients subject to particular grounds of inadmissibility, as well as effective interviewing and client counseling techniques.  While we will touch on the waivers available for some of these grounds, we will not look closely at waivers and how to apply for them; CLINIC’s fall 2011 e-learning course on waivers will cover those.

The course requires a time commitment of approximately four per week for each of the six weeks of the course.   This time will be spent in different activities, including reading assignments, exercises, and participation in seven webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays, 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, Jennie Guilfoyle, and Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Charles Wheeler at cwheeler@cliniclegal.org.   

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 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.

Space is limited to 25 participants. The deadline for registration is May 25, 2011, or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Chris Ozaki at 415-394-9371 or at cozaki@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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