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

This training will provide an overview of all the legal requirements for naturalization, with in-depth discussion on various topics.

08/27/2015 - 08/28/2015
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.

09/09/2015
Seminars

Are you new to immigration practice and want to be court-ready? Have you been representing people for years on affirmative cases, but haven’t practiced in front of the immigration court? Do you want a refresher on issues related to removal defense? This seminar offers an overview of removal proceedings, and will provide you with the skills to walk into court and plead on behalf of your client.

12/04/2015
Seminars

For those already familiar with family basics, this webinar will focus on the adjustment of status process for individuals pursuing permanent resident status through a family petition here in the United States. This webinar will explore establishing eligibility through 245(i) and advance parole.

09/17/2015
Webinar

This engaging webinar will cover the basic requirements for naturalization. It is an introductory webinar designed for people entering the field of naturalization and those who need a basic review.

09/24/2015
Webinar

Register for all three webinars at a discounted fee
• Naturalization Basics (09/24/15)
• Advanced Citizenship Issues for Children (10/01/15)
• Understanding FOIA and Other Requests (12/03/15)
 

 

 

09/24/2015
Webinar

This webinar will provide an introduction to seeking SIJS findings in child custody proceedings in family court, with a focus on California law. It will also cover frequently asked questions regarding jurisdiction, service abroad, and procedural issues.

09/29/2015
Webinar

Register for all three webinars at a discounted fee:
• Pursuing One-Parent Special Immigrant Juvenile Findings in Family Court (09/29/15)
• Gang-Based Asylum Claims (11/03/15)
• T Visas for Undocumented Youth (12/01/15)

09/29/2015
Webinar

During this advanced webinar, we will review some of the more complicated issues that arise when handling acquisition and derivation of citizenship, as well as INA § 322 citizenship for children.

10/01/2015
Webinar

Join co-authors of The U Visa, Jessica Farb, Sally Kinoshita, and Catherine Seitz, for the latest information on U nonimmigrant adjustment of status, petitioning family members of U nonimmigrants through the I-929 petition process, travel and consular processing, and parole options.

10/07/2015
Webinar

Register for both webinars at a discounted fee.
• U Visa Adjustment and Travel (10/07/15)
• Parole in Immigration Law (11/19/15)

10/07/2015
Webinar

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

10/20/2015
Webinar

Register for both webinars at a discounted fee:
• Hardship in Waivers (10/20/15)
• Waivers for Unlawful Presence: the I-601 and I-601A Provisional Waiver (10/27/15)

10/20/2015
Webinar

This webinar will discuss current practice for filing waivers for clients with unlawful presence. This webinar will provide an overview of the grounds of inadmissibility for unlawful presence and the available waivers.

10/27/2015
Webinar

This webinar is an advanced training for practitioners familiar with the basics of asylum law. Attorney presenters will discuss strategies and challenges of building a case for asylum in gang-based claims

11/03/2015
Webinar

Immigration law imposes its harshest consequences on noncitizens who have a conviction, or even evidence of conduct relating to, a drug crime. This is an especially fast-changing area of crim/imm, and new defenses are emerging each year. In this interactive webinar, we will present a comprehensive overview of the potential consequences and an explanation of established and potential defenses in this area.

11/10/2015
Webinar

This webinar will explain the requirements for applying for an AB 60 license as well as the potential risks of applying for certain people with prior immigration or criminal violations, or who have used false information to apply for a license in the past. 

11/12/2015
Webinar

This webinar will review the role of parole in immigration law, including its possible benefits. 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 the new in-country refugee/parole program for certain minors, and parole in place.

11/19/2015
Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the law and procedure that governs T nonimmigrant status, with a special focus on common claims for immigrant youth.

12/01/2015
Webinar

This webinar will cover the different types of background checks available for you and your client, including FOIA, FBI, state, and court-specific records requests.

12/03/2015
Webinar
09/17/2015
Recorded Webinars

For those already familiar with family basics, this webinar will focus on the adjustment of status process for individuals pursuing permanent resident status through a family petition here in the United States.

09/24/2015
Recorded Webinars

This engaging webinar will cover the basic requirements for naturalization. It is an introductory webinar designed for people entering the field of naturalization and those who need a basic review.

09/29/2015
Recorded Webinars

During this advanced webinar, we will review some of the more complicated issues that arise when handling acquisition and derivation of citizenship, as well as INA § 322 citizenship for children. Using examples and the ILRC’s easy to read charts, we will walk through some difficult issues in determining eligibility for citizenship for children, including custody definitions and residence/physical presence requirements.

09/29/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will provide an introduction to seeking SIJS findings in child custody proceedings in family court, with a focus on California law. It will also cover frequently asked questions regarding jurisdiction, service abroad, and procedural issues.

10/07/2015
Recorded Webinars

Join co-authors of The U Visa, Jessica Farb, Sally Kinoshita, and Catherine Seitz, for the latest information on U nonimmigrant adjustment of status, petitioning family members of U nonimmigrants through the I-929 petition process, travel and consular processing, and parole options.

10/20/2015
Recorded Webinars

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

10/27/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will discuss current practice for filing waivers for clients with unlawful presence. This webinar will provide an overview of the grounds of inadmissibility for unlawful presence and the available waivers.

11/03/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar is an advanced training for practitioners familiar with the basics of asylum law. Attorney presenters will discuss strategies and challenges of building a case for asylum in gang-based claims.

11/10/2015
Recorded Webinars

Immigration law imposes its harshest consequences on noncitizens who have a conviction, or even evidence of conduct relating to, a drug crime. This is an especially fast-changing area of crim/imm, and new defenses are emerging each year.

11/12/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will explain the requirements for applying for an AB 60 license as well as the potential risks of applying for certain people with prior immigration or criminal violations, or who have used false information to apply for a license in the past. 

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.

11/19/2015
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will review the role of parole in immigration law, including its possible benefits. 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 the new in-country refugee/parole program for certain minors, and parole in place.

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.