E-learning Course: Selected Issues in Naturalization

Tuesday January 14 , 2014

This four-week course for experienced practitioners examines select topics and complex issues related to naturalization. Topics covered will include the exceptions to the residence requirements for spouses of U.S. citizens and members of the armed forces; representing clients with disabilities including requesting reasonable accommodations and filing disability waivers; the role of prosecutorial discretion in naturalization adjudications; applications for lawful permanent residents in removal proceedings; administrative appeals following N-400 denials; and a review of possible federal court remedies. 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 naturalization. Basic familiarity with: 1) immigration and nationality law vocabulary; and 2) the requirements for naturalization is assumed. The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler, Susan Schreiber and Kristina Karpinski. For questions about the course content, please contact Kristina Karpinski at: kkarpinski@cliniclegal.org. The course starts on January 14, 2014 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignments. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, review sample materials, 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 January 21, 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 Requirements:
Course participants are required to attend or view recordings of the course webinars in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course.

Registration:
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 January 21, 2014 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.