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E-Learning Course: Selected Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Tuesday February 18

  • By: CLINIC
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    This event takes place online.
    Webinar/Teleseminar, United States
  • Source: Immigration Advocates Network > IAN Nonprofit Resource Center

This four-week course on family-based immigration is designed for experienced practitioners who want to take a closer, and deeper, look at issues that impact on the process of immigrating through a family member. Each week ofthe course is devoted to a different family-based immigration theme, so that participants have an opportunity to examine in depth the substantive law and procedural issues that correspond to each theme. Through the four course themes - children, spouses, at-risk petitions, and applications for residency - we will review issues including the Child Status Protection Act; immigrating as a stepchild, adopted child or child born out of wedlock; derivative beneficiaries; conditional residency; immigrating through a fiancée petition; remedies for surviving relatives; Adam Walsh Act impact on petitioners; and law and procedure updates on consular processing and adjustment of status. For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here. This training is designed for practitioners who already have knowledge and experience related to family-based immigration fundamentals. Basic familiarity with family-based immigration categories, I-130 petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing is assumed. The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler. For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at The course starts on February 18, 2014, with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample materials to review, quizzes, and discussion questions. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on February 25, 2014. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes, and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted. Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.

Course Completion Requirements:
Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete each weekly course quiz. You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the coures to meet these requirements.


  • $200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
  • $225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
  • $325 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register by clicking here. The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training. Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course. We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form. Space is limited. The deadline for registration is February 25, 2014 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. California attorneys are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar 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.

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