OutlineThis two-day training is FREE for participating staff from nonprofit organizations working on naturalization and citizenship issues and their dedicated volunteer attorneys. All participants will receive a free electronic version of the ILRC’s popular publication, Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship: The Essential Legal Guide, 15th Edition. Day 1 of this training will have two different parts called, “Module 1” and “Module 2.” Module 1, which will be from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Day 1, will begin with an overview of the legal elements for naturalization, including a discussion of residence requirements and how trips can impact naturalization eligibility. Day 1, Module 1, also will include a session on recent developments on fee waivers and the public charge grounds of removal. We will conclude Day 1 with the Module 2 training, which will be an evening session on red flag issues that can cause an applicant to be denied or even deported. Pro bono attorneys without much experience in immigration law will find Module 2 of Day 1 very helpful. Participants can sign up separately for Module I of Day 1, Module 2 of Day 1, or both Modules on Day 1.
Day Two will be more advanced and will include an in-depth discussion of the non-crime good moral character issues; a discussion of how crimes impact a naturalization application; and a discussion on current trends in naturalization and advanced screening issues. In this last section, we will look at complex issues such as exploring the legality of your client’s resident status and interview tactics and practice.
Who can attend?This training is FREE for participating staff from nonprofit organizations working on naturalization and citizenship issues and their dedicated volunteers. We encourage practitioners to attend both days.
Priority registration will be provided to NAC organizations and volunteer attorneys making a commitment through the Volunteer Legal Project of the Brooklyn Bar Association through 5 PM, May 21, 2019. Thereafter, registration will be open to all nonprofit organizations and their dedicated volunteer attorneys.
Day 1 - June 12, 2019Module I: The Legal Elements of Naturalization1:00 pm – 5:00 pmRegistration begins at 12:30pm
MCLE: *3.75 Hours
Module II: Red Flags and Screening for Naturalization5:15 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration begins at 4:45 pm
MCLE: *1.75 Hours
Day 2 - June 13, 2019Good Moral Character, Crimes and Advanced Screening Issues9:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration begins at 8:30 am
MCLE: *6.5 Hours
LocationBrooklyn Borough Hall209 Joralemon StreetBrooklyn, NY 11201 MCLEJune 12: 5.5June 13: 6.5
*Credit is approved for NY CLE. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center is also a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. We will provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance to non-California licensed attorneys.
Presented by Eric Cohen, Executive Director - Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Peggy Gleason, Senior Staff Attorney - Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Erin Quinn, Senior Staff Attorney - Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Monica Vargas-Huertas, Northeast Deputy Regional Director - NALEO Educational Fund