E-learning Course: Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners
- 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: Catholic Legal Immigration Network
This event will take place online.
- Source: Immigration Advocates Network > IAN Nonprofit Resource Center
- Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
This six-week training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through readings, webinars, and exercises, participants will learn key concepts and remedies in immigration law and the functions of the different government agencies that carry out the law. Topics covered will include the following: introductory immigration concepts; an overview of family-based immigration; an overview of obtaining permanent residence status; inadmissibility and deportability concepts; overview of removal proceedings; naturalization and citizenship; and other immigration benefits, such as relief for victims of crime and domestic violence, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The course will also incorporate legal research exercises and ethical issues in the practice of immigration law. The course starts on November 1 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, and quizzes. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors. The course also includes six live webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on Thursday, November 8. Each webinar 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. A course outline will be available on the CLINIC website by Oct. 1.
About the Course:
The instructors for this course are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Charles Wheeler. For questions about the course content, please contact Sarah Bronstein at email@example.com. This is an introduction to immigration law practice course is geared toward individuals who have little to no prior immigration law experience. Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete the required course activity for the week. You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.
Click here to register. 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 email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Jon Braswell at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- CLE Credit Comments: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. California attorneys participating in this course are eligible to claim CLE credit based on the number of webinars attended or viewed in this course. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.