Two-Part Introduction to Asylum Law and Procedure

Nov. 9 and Nov. 16, 2021 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5 per webinar

Please join CLINIC for a two-part introduction to asylum law and procedure webinar series. We will present an overview of asylum law, including withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture protection, and bars to such relief. Presenters will also discuss hot topics, procedural hurdles, and provide an update on the current administration’s efforts to undo four years of assaults on asylum by the previous administration.

NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars are included with your purchase of the two-part webinar series. Your complimentary access will be available until December 16, 2021. Certificates of attendance are only issued if you attend live webinars.


Webinar 1: Introduction to Asylum Law

Nov. 9 | 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, the bars to asylum will be reviewed.


Webinar 2: Asylum Procedures and Representing Clients at the Border

Nov. 16 | 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 the asylum regulations implemented in 2020, the Remain in Mexico policy renewed by federal litigation, and the status of “asylum bans” and metering. We will also 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

Nonprofit Agency Staff - $120

Private Attorneys and Staff - $160

CLINIC Affiliates - $70

Payment and Cancellation

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