Summary Course Outline and Schedule for Select Issues in Family-Based Immigration | CLINIC

Summary Course Outline and Schedule for Select Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Week 1, February 18 -25: All About Kids

Topics Covered:  Satisfying the definition of “child” in the INA, including stepchildren, adopted children and children born out of wedlock; derivative beneficiaries; retention of priority dates; Child Status Protection Act; Child Citizenship Act

Webinar: Tuesday, February 25, 2:00-3:30 eastern


Week 2, February 26 –March 4: All About Spouses  

Topics Covered:  Valid vs. viable marriage; sham marriages; marriage interviews; conditional residency and petitions to remove conditions; K visas for fiancé(e)s and spouses of US citizens; recognition of same-sex marriages

Webinar: Tuesday, March 4, 2:00-3:30 eastern


Week 3, March 5-March 11: Can This Petition be Saved?

Topics Covered:  Adam Walsh Act cases; remedies for widows and other surviving relatives; recognizing when petitioners may be subject to removal

Webinar: Tuesday, March 11, 2:00-3:30 eastern


Week 4, March 12-March 18: Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status: Law, Procedure, Strategy

Topics Covered: Consular processing procedures; petition termination and revocation; challenging consular denials; following to join derivatives; determining admission for 245(a) eligibility; developments in eligibility for adjustment under 245(i)

Webinar: Tuesday, March 18, 2:00-3:30 eastern


CLE and Course Training Time


This four week e-learning course includes 6 hours of webinar-based instruction and approximately 10 hours of self-directed learning assignments, based on an estimate of 2.5 hours of reading and other homework assignments each week.


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, to a maximum of 6 hours.  If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.