Immigration Law Trainings

ILRC offers Immigration law trainings via seminars and webinars throughout the year for attorneys, non-profit staff and other immigration legal services providers, all in an effort to further develop immigration lawyers, practitioners, and advocates in their legal leadership in the immigration law democratic process. All of our sessions provide the most up-to-date information on immigration law from our expert attorneys and co-presenters. If you are unable to attend a training seminar or can’t make one of our webinars, you can still access expert immigration information by purchasing a recorded webinar.

For questions, e-mail seminars@ilrc.org or call 415-255-9499 x783.

Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming Webinars

Recorded Webinars

Are you new to immigration practice and want to be court-ready? Have you been representing people for years on affirmative cases, but afraid to appear in front of the immigration judge? This seminar will focus on getting those new to immigration court practice confident and court-ready. In this one day seminar, we will focus on procedural basics and essential analytical skills needed to zealously advocate for your client in court.

02/06/2015
Seminars

This day-long seminar is taught by the experts in the intersection of crimes and immigration law.

03/21/2015
Seminars

This six-week training is intended for attorneys with some experience in, and would like to develop a more complete understanding of, immigration law. This seminar does not just provide a case-by-case review; we will delve into why the law is what it is, why it doesn’t always make sense, and how the myriad pieces of the Immigration and Nationality Act fit together.

03/25/2015 - 04/29/2015
Seminars

This day-long seminar is taught by the experts in the intersection of crimes and immigration law. In the morning session, immigration attorneys will meet separately to discuss updates to case analysis, and eligibility for relief, while criminal defenders will look at a case-analysis method for determining the immigration consequences of criminal cases and identifying specific safer pleas.

04/11/2015
Seminars

Join us for a full-day training on cutting edge, updated and emerging issues related to U nonimmigrants, including those with complicated nonimmigrant or adjustment issues, those who are in proceedings and those who must travel.

06/17/2015
Seminars

This webinar is an advanced training for practitioners familiar with asylum. The webinar will take participants through the process of preparing and presenting an asylum claim on behalf of an unaccompanied immigrant child (UAC).

02/10/2015
Webinar

This option allows you to register for three Unaccompanied Minors related webinars at a discounted price:

  •     Asylum Claims for Unaccompanied Minors
  •     Advanced SIJS
  •     Termination and Suppression Strategies for Children in Removal Proceedings
02/10/2015
Webinar

This webinar will address advanced issues in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, such as one-parent cases, challenges in probate court, continuing juvenile court jurisdiction and common inadmissibility issues.

02/24/2015
Webinar

This webinar will walk participants through the ins and outs of marriage-based immigration. We will explore the law around the concept of a bona fide marriage and examine issues such as prior marriages, proxy marriages, polygamy, and bigamy. We will review marriage fraud, how it may be an obstacle and how an applicant can try to overcome it.

02/25/2015
Webinar

This option allows you to register for two family-related webinars at a discounted price:

  •     Marriage-Based Immigration
  •     Hardship in Waivers
02/25/2015
Webinar

This webinar will review the role of parole in immigration law, including the possible benefits of receiving parole.  We will cover three main types of parole:  advance parole, particularly in the context of TPS and DACA; humanitarian parole, especially with regards to its emerging use for children of U and VAWA derivatives; and parole in place, including how it was recently expanded by the administration.

03/05/2015
Webinar

This option allows you to register for two Humanitarian Relief related webinars at a discounted price:

  •     Parole in Immigration Law
  •     Cutting Edge U Visa Updates
03/05/2015
Webinar

DACA eligibility has been expanded.  This webinar will cover the new requirements for DACA eligibility and changes to the application form and process.

03/10/2015
Webinar

This option allows you to register for three Administrative Relief related webinars at a discounted price:

  •     Everything You Need to Know About the Expanded DACA Program
  •     Criminal Bars to DACA and DAPA
  •     Introduction to DAPA   

 

 

03/10/2015
Webinar

This webinar will review the waivers in immigration law that require the applicant to prove hardship. We will cover the hardship waivers of inadmissibility for fraud or misrepresentations, certain criminal offenses, and unlawful presence, and the hardship waiver to remove conditions on residence.

04/09/2015
Webinar

The criminal bars for DACA and DAPA are similar, but not the same. This webinar will break down and compare the various criminal bars to each program, highlight new information and remaining questions, and discuss strategies and risk-assessment in difficult cases.

04/14/2015
Webinar

An absence from the U.S. can affect one’s ability to naturalize in a myriad of ways. During this webinar, we will discuss the different ways in which an absence from the U.S. can affect a client’s naturalization application, including the effect upon his or her continuous residence, physical presence, abandonment of residence, and removability.

04/16/2015
Webinar

This option allows you to register for two Naturalization-related webinars at a discounted price:

  •     How an Absence can Affect One’s Naturalization Application
  •     Citizenship for Children
04/16/2015
Webinar

Are you an advocate who wants to learn more about representing clients in removal proceedings? Do you want to represent your clients with the confidence that comes from a better understanding of the Immigration Court practices and procedures?

04/21/2015
Webinar

This option allows you to register for two Removal Defense related webinars at a discounted price:

  •     Introduction to Removal Defense
  •     Work Authorization and Asylum: Navigating the “Clock”
04/21/2015
Webinar

During this webinar, we will cover the complex issues involving citizenship for children. We will review acquisition and derivation of citizenship, as well as INA § 322 citizenship for children.

04/23/2015
Webinar

Join us for a 90-minute webinar with the latest practice tips and process updates on assisting clients with U nonimmigrant status, U adjustment or U visa travel cases.

04/28/2015
Webinar

The range of legal defenses for children in removal proceedings has dramatically expanded due to government mistreatment such as improper service of papers, keeping kids in painfully cold rooms, and not advising children of their rights.

05/05/2015
Webinar

Trying to figure out when your client is eligible for work authorization? Join us for an in-depth discussion of employment authorization and the asylum “clock”. 

05/12/2015
Webinar

The DAPA program is finally getting off the ground.  This webinar will discuss the application process and the eligibility requirements in detail, including what parent relationships can qualify; what types of absences will affect eligibility, and other tips and information released by USCIS. 

05/20/2015
Webinar
02/10/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar is an advanced training for practitioners familiar with asylum. The webinar will take participants through the process of preparing and presenting an asylum claim on behalf of an unaccompanied immigrant child (UAC).

02/24/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will address advanced issues in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, such as one-parent cases, challenges in probate court, continuing juvenile court jurisdiction and common inadmissibility issues.

02/25/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will walk participants through the ins and outs of marriage-based immigration. We will explore the law around the concept of a bona fide marriage and examine issues such as prior marriages, proxy marriages, polygamy, and bigamy.

03/05/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will review the role of parole in immigration law, including the possible benefits of receiving parole.  We will cover three main types of parole:  advance parole, particularly in the context of TPS and DACA; humanitarian parole, especially with regards to its emerging use for children of U and VAWA derivatives; and parole in place, including how it was recently expanded by the administration. 

03/10/2015
Recorded Webinars

DACA eligibility has been expanded.  This webinar will cover the new requirements for DACA eligibility and changes to the application form and process

04/09/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will review the waivers in immigration law that require the applicant to prove hardship. We will cover the hardship waivers of inadmissibility for fraud or misrepresentations, certain criminal offenses, and unlawful presence, and the hardship waiver to remove conditions on residence.

04/14/2015
Recorded Webinars

The criminal bars for DACA and DAPA are similar, but not the same. This webinar will break down and compare the various criminal bars to each program, highlight new information and remaining questions, and discuss strategies and risk-assessment in difficult cases.

04/16/2015
Recorded Webinars

An absence from the U.S. can affect one’s ability to naturalize in a myriad of ways. During this webinar, we will discuss the different ways in which an absence from the U.S. can affect a client’s naturalization application, including the effect upon his or her continuous residence, physical presence, abandonment of residence, and removability.

04/21/2015
Recorded Webinars

Are you an advocate who wants to learn more about representing clients in removal proceedings? Do you want to represent your clients with the confidence that comes from a better understanding of the Immigration Court practices and procedures?

04/23/2015
Recorded Webinars

During this webinar, we will cover the complex issues involving citizenship for children. We will review acquisition and derivation of citizenship, as well as INA § 322 citizenship for children.

07/24/2013
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will address the latest Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The discussion will include a brief look at what the Supreme Court decision did and didn’t do, followed by an overview of implications for the immigration practitioner.

04/28/2015
Recorded Webinars

Join us for a 90-minute webinar with the latest practice tips and process updates on assisting clients with U nonimmigrant status, U adjustment or U visa travel cases.

12/04/2014
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will discuss these changes and the implications for immigration practitioners, including how they may affect mandatory detention and motions in immigration court.

11/25/2014
Recorded Webinars

All hope is not lost when the USCIS or the immigration judge deny your client’s asylum claim. This webinar will give practitioners tips for keeping an asylum claim alive when presented with some of the toughest bars, such as the one-year deadline or the particular serious crime bar.

11/19/2014
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will review the forms of immigration relief including waivers of inadmissibility that require the applicant to prove hardship.  We will cover non-LPR cancellation of removal, the waivers for misrepresentations, crimes, and unlawful presence.   We will focus on the common hardship factors and how to craft a winning hardship case.

11/12/2014
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will discuss current practice for filing waivers for clients with unlawful presence. Aside from an overview of how to present a case based on hardship, we will cover the I-601A process, including latest policy developments focused on adjudicating cases with crimes and standardizing the hardship assessment.

10/30/2014
Recorded Webinars

In this webinar we will take the categorical approach and attempt to break it down from the basic, reliable defense tools to the more advanced questions.

10/16/2014
Recorded Webinars

We will review the new 21 page naturalization form (N-400) and how to complete it.  We will focus on the new questions on the form, why they have been added, and how they relate to an applicant’s eligibility for naturalization.

10/09/2014
Recorded Webinars

We will discuss new developments in the DACA program, including a review of some of the stickier DACA eligibility and practice issues, and provide updates on any amendments to the program by USCIS.  Renewal requirements and trends that have been seen in the DACA renewals process will also be covered.

09/30/2014
Recorded Webinars

In 2008, the Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act expanded the definition of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) to allow undocumented immigrant youth to petition for legal status based on abuse, neglect, or abandonment by one or both parents. This webinar will examine legal developments on one-parent SIJS claims, share trends in USCIS filings involving a one-parent SIJS claim, and share strategies for successfully submitting these applications.