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 firstname.lastname@example.org . For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at email@example.com .
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.