Webinar Series: Fundamentals of Asylum Law

November 1 – 15, 2022 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5 per webinar

Please join us for a three-part webinar series on the fundamentals of asylum law. We will present an overview of asylum law, including withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture protection and bars to such relief. We will also discuss hot topics, procedural hurdles and recent changes made to asylum processing at the border.  

NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars are included with your purchase of the three-part webinar series. Your complimentary access will be available until December 15, 2022. Certificates of attendance are only issued if you attend live webinars.


Webinar 1: Introduction to Asylum Law

Nov. 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In this webinar, we will focus on the basics of asylum law. We will take you through the concepts of past persecution and well-founded fear, the five protected grounds, and establishing a nexus to these grounds. We will also discuss humanitarian asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture and other related relief. Finally, we will review the bars to asylum.  


Webinar 2: Credibility and Corroboration

Nov. 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In many cases, success in an asylum application turns on whether the adjudicator finds the applicant to be credible. This webinar will discuss the legal standards for assessing credibility and which factors the adjudicator can and cannot consider when determining whether an applicant is credible. We will provide specific pointers on how practitioners can best prepare their clients to provide testimony in order to minimize the risk of an adverse credibility finding. We will also discuss the legal standards for corroboration, discussing how certain corroborating evidence can support an asylum claim as well as how representatives can argue for asylum eligibility even in the absence of corroborating evidence.  


Webinar 3: Asylum Procedures and Representing Clients at the Border

Nov. 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In this webinar, we will discuss affirmative and defensive asylum procedures, including special procedures for unaccompanied minors and detained clients. We will review recent changes to asylum law and procedure, including new regulations regarding asylum processing for those who express a fear of return at the border.  We will also discuss the recent end to the Remain in Mexico policy as well as the continued use of Title 42 at the border. Finally, we will provide an overview of the protection screening process (credible fear and reasonable fear) for those subject to expedited removal and reinstatement and/or administrative removal.   

Additional Information

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) training. If you are a California attorney, you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits for each live webinar you attend in our e-learning immigration law courses. To receive MCLE credit, please provide your state bar number when you register for each live webinar. You may seek self-study CLE credit for viewing any recorded webinars posted on the course website. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Type of Training

Webinar Series

Date of Event


Time of Event

02:00 pm ~ 03:30 pm

Registration Deadline

Training Prices

Private Attorneys and Staff - $300

Nonprofit Agency Staff - $180

CLINIC Affiliates - $105

Eligible Grant(s) Discount

Action NYC

Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. There are no refunds for registration for a single webinar or for a webinar series.