Webinar Series: Citizenship and Naturalization

June 8 – June 29, 2021 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5 per webinar

This four-part webinar series covers acquisition and derivation of citizenship and the requirements for naturalization. These include continuous residence, physical presence, good moral character, civics and English-language requirements and exemptions, disability waivers, oath requirements and the application process. Throughout the series, participants will review both the law and procedure for acquisition, derivation and naturalization, including examination of primary and secondary sources and sample application forms.

NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars are included with your purchase of the four-part webinar series. Your complimentary access will be available until July 29, 2021. Certificates of attendance are only issued if you attend live webinars.


Webinar 1: Acquisition and Derivation of Citizenship

June 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In webinar one, presenters will discuss the requirements for acquiring U.S. citizenship at birth abroad and deriving U.S. citizenship from a U.S. citizen parent or parents after birth. Issues covered will include the residence requirements for U.S. citizen parents, the rules for children born in and out of wedlock, and establishing legal and physical custody for derivation.


Webinar 2: Naturalization: The Residence, Physical Presence and English/Civics Requirements

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

Webinar two will cover the residence and physical presence requirements for naturalization. Presenters will also discuss maintenance of lawful permanent residence status and the issue of abandonment. Finally, presenters will review the civics and English language requirements and exemptions, and who qualifies for a waiver of the requirements based on a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment..


Webinar 3: Naturalization: Establishing Good Moral Character

June 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In webinar three, presenters will continue to examine the eligibility requirements for naturalization with a focus on good moral character. Presenters will also cover select deportation grounds and the risks involved in applying for naturalization.


Webinar 4: The Naturalization Application Process

June 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In webinar four, presenters will cover the naturalization application process, including screening applicants, completing and submitting the N-400, and preparing clients for the naturalization interview. Presenters will also discuss the oath of allegiance and the waiver available for disabled applicants unable to understand or communicate an understanding of the oath.


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

CLINIC Affiliates - $140

Nonprofit Agency Staff -  $240

Private Attorneys and Staff - $320


Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Payment and Cancellation

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