Webinars

The ILRC offers webinars on a wide range of topics in immigration law for attorneys, non-profit staff and other immigration legal services providers.  Webinars allow you to join our trainings from the convenience of your own office via telephone and internet access.

Can’t make it to our live webinar? You can still get expert immigration information by purchasing a recorded version of our webinars.

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. As a participant in our webinars, you will receive a California MCLE certificate. We also provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance for non-California attorneys. Please check with your state bar to see if our trainings qualify for CLE in your state.

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

This webinar is intended for legal service providers who are new to the area of family-based immigration. We will discuss the general process of family-based immigration, including the family petition, the application for adjustment of status, and consular processing.  We will closely examine which relatives can qualify for family-based immigration and how they fit into, move around and get revoked from the preference categories with events such as marriage, divorce or the naturalization of the petitioner.

09/11/2014
Webinar

This option allows you to register for two family visa-themed webinars for a discounted price:

  • Learning the Basics in Family-Based Immigration
  • Tackling Advanced Issues in Family-Based Petition Cases
09/11/2014
Webinar

This webinar will explore in depth some of the most frequent thorny issues that arise in the process of the family visa petition, Form I-130. Participants will learn the rules governing the recapturing of priority dates, including the latest Supreme Court decision regarding derivative children who age-out of their parent’s petition. They will also learn the workings of the Child Status Protection Act.

09/18/2014
Webinar

Join the authors of The U Visa: Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime in this 90-minute webinar on the current-cutting edge and complex issues that arise in U visa cases.

09/25/2014
Webinar

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.

09/30/2014
Webinar

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.

10/09/2014
Webinar

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. 

10/16/2014
Webinar

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. 

10/30/2014
Webinar

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.

11/12/2014
Webinar

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

  • Waivers for Unlawful Presence: the I-601 and the I-601A Provisional Waiver
  • Hardship in Waivers
11/12/2014
Webinar

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.

11/19/2014
Webinar

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.

11/25/2014
Webinar

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

12/04/2014
Webinar