Family-Based Immigration: Advanced

Friday May 03

  • By: ILRC
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Golden Gate University
    536 Mission Street, 4th Floor
    San Francisco, CA

This seminar is intended for legal service providers generally familiar with the relative petition process and with the adjustment of status application and consular processing. In this training, we will cover more advanced topics such as the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). We will discuss who may still benefit from Adjustment of Status under INA 245(i) with an emphasis on what family relationships result in 245(i) protection and who is "grandfathered" by this statutory clause. A significant portion of this seminar will be dedicated to the inadmissibility grounds based on health; crimes, misrepresentation and false claims to U.S. citizenship and unlawful voting, alien smuggling, and unlawful presence. The discussion will also include a thorough overview of the exceptions and the waivers corresponding to those grounds of inadmissibility, including who is covered by each waiver and how to meet the requirements. Special attention will be given to the hardship element of various waivers.


  • Erin Quinn, Staff Attorney - Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
    Erin brings to ILRC over 8 years of experience as an immigration defense attorney and holds a joint degree in law and public policy (JD/MPP) from the University of Michigan. Prior to opening her own practice in 2007, Ms. Quinn represented immigrants as an associate at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe. Her experience in immigration law and policy includes working as a fellow for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, EU headquarters in Belgium; clerking for the Immigration Court of San Francisco; and guest lecturer at CSU Eastbay.
  • Lourdes Martinez, Staff Attorney - Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
    Before joining ILRC, Lourdes worked as an immigration attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center in the DC metropolitan area, where she represented immigrant women and girls survivors of gender-based violence on immigration matters. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where she was awarded the JB & Maurice Shapiro Public Service Fellowship for her dedication to public interest law. While in law school, she worked on international human rights litigation involving cases from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean both, with the International Human Rights Clinic at GWU and as a law clerk with the Center for Justice and International Law in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Register at The registration deadline is 04/25/2013. The cost is $175.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 3.75 CA