Webinar Series: Citizenship and Naturalization
Registration Opens in early-April 2020
June 6 – June 30, 2020 | 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 30, 2020.
Webinar 1: Acquisition and Derivation of Citizenship
June 9 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5
In week one, we 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 16 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5
In week two, we will cover the residence and physical presence requirements for naturalization. We 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 23 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5
In week three, we will continue to look at the eligibility requirements for naturalization with a focus on good moral character. Additionally, presenters will cover select deportation grounds and the risks involved with applying for naturalization.
Webinar 4: The Naturalization Application Process
June 30 | 2 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5
In week four, we 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.
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
Date of Event
CLINIC Affiliates - $140
Nonprofit Agency Staff - $240
Private Attorneys and Staff - $320
Payment and Cancellation
Payment by credit card only. There are no refunds for registration for a single webinar or for a webinar series.