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 seminar is limited to criminal defense counsel, immigration defenders, and their staff. It is taught by two national experts in the intersection of crimes and immigration law, Katherine Brady and Norton Tooby.

04/16/2016
Seminars

This seminar is limited to criminal defense counsel, immigration defenders, and their staff. It is taught by two national experts in the intersection of crimes and immigration law, Katherine Brady and Norton Tooby.

04/30/2016
Seminars
  • How an Absence Can Affect One’s Naturalization Application(2/9/16)
  • Understanding FOIA and Other Records Requests (3/30/16)
  • Advanced Issues in Derivation of Citizenship(4/12/16)

Register for all three webinars at a discounted fee: $355 Regular / $230 Nonprofit

02/09/2016
Webinar

This webinar will focus on the immigration portion of a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status case.

02/18/2016
Webinar

This webinar will cover the latest developments and details on DACA, including post-DACA benefits and advice on how DACA recipients may be able to adjust status after traveling on advance parole.

02/24/2016
Webinar
  •  Waivers for Unlawful Presence: the I-601 and I-601A Provisional Waiver(3/8/16)
  •  Hardship in Waivers(3/17/16)

Register for both webinars at a discounted fee: $240 Regular / $155 Nonprofit

03/08/2016
Webinar

A discussion of the basic elements of an asylum claim for advocates who are new to representing clients in the asylum application process. In this webinar, we will review the legal elements of an asylum claim, and practical approaches to crafting arguments for various elements. We’ll discuss ways to argue past persecution claims, mixed motive cases, imputed political opinion and particular social group claims, and also cover the various bars to asylum.

03/10/2016
Webinar
  •  Introduction to Asylum Law (3/10/16)
  •  Pursuing Asylum at Our Borders: Establishing Credible Fear (3/24/16)

Register for both webinars at a discounted fee.

03/10/2016
Webinar

This webinar will review certain waivers in immigration law that require the applicant to prove hardship. 

03/17/2016
Webinar
  • Motions to Suppress and Defending the Rights of Immigrants in Removal Proceedings(4/20/16)
  • Contesting Removal (4/26/16)

Register for both webinars at a discounted fee: $240 Regular / $155 Nonprofit

04/20/2016
Webinar
  •  Family Visa Petition (5/5/16)
  •  Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing(5/12/16)

Register for both webinars at a discounted fee: $240 Regular / $155 Nonprofit

05/05/2016
Webinar

This webinar will concentrate on the requirements of an applicant ready to adjust or consular process once a family visa petition has been approved.

05/12/2016
Webinar

Join the authors of ILRC’s U Visa Manual for a 90-minute webinar with the latest practice tips and process updates on assisting clients with U nonimmigrant status, U adjustment and U visa travel cases.

06/02/2016
Webinar
06/02/2016
Recorded Webinars

Join the authors of ILRC’s U Visa Manual for a 90-minute webinar with the latest practice tips and process updates on assisting clients with U nonimmigrant status, U adjustment and U visa travel cases.

04/20/2016
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will cover the basic law of motions to suppress and strategies for defending clients in removal proceedings after their constitutional rights have been violated.

03/08/2016
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.

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.

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.

05/10/2016
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will concentrate on the requirements of an applicant ready to adjust or consular process once a family visa petition has been approved.

05/05/2016
Recorded Webinars

This webinar is intended for legal service providers who are new to the area of family-based immigration and will focus on the basics of the family visa petition.

04/26/2016
Recorded Webinars

In this webinar, we will discuss the necessary legal preparation that must take place before taking pleadings on behalf of a client.

04/12/2016
Recorded Webinars

During this advanced webinar, we will review some of the more complicated issues that arise when handling derivation of citizenship claims.

03/30/2016
Recorded Webinars

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.

03/24/2016
Recorded Webinars

In this webinar, we will examine the process of credible fear for asylum applicants classed as arriving aliens and distinguish this from the reasonable fear process.

03/17/2016
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will review certain waivers in immigration law that require the applicant to prove hardship. 

03/10/2016
Recorded Webinars

A discussion of the basic elements of an asylum claim for advocates who are new to representing clients in the asylum application process. I

02/24/2016
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will cover the latest developments and details on DACA, including post-DACA benefits and advice on how DACA recipients may be able to adjust status after traveling on advance parole.

02/18/2016
Recorded Webinars

This webinar will focus on the immigration portion of a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status case

02/09/2016
Recorded Webinars

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.

02/04/2016
Recorded Webinars

This interactive webinar is for immigration advocates, criminal defense counsel, and clean slate/re-entry workers.

01/26/2016
Recorded Webinars

This recorded webinar will provide information about the new laws which took effect on January 1, 2016, and anticipated implementation issues.

12/15/2015
Recorded Webinars

In 2015, California enacted several new laws that may benefit your noncitizen clients. This webinar will provide a review of key laws that affect immigrants and the criminal justice and delinquency systems.

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.