CLINIC e-Learning Course on Good Moral Character and Naturalization – March 18, 2013
CLINIC E-Learning Course on Good Moral Character and Naturalization
Date and Time
March 18, 2013
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
This four week training provides an in-depth examination of the statutory and regulatory requirements for demonstrating good moral character in naturalization cases. The training will cover the crime based bars to showing good moral character including crimes of moral turpitude and aggravated felonies. We will also examine the regulatory requirements of good moral character such as failure to register for the selective service, provide child support or pay income taxes. We will also explore how to assess the likelihood that a client will be found to lack good moral character under the “residual clause” or as a matter of discretion.
The course starts on March 18 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample materials to review, quizzes, and discussion questions. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Mondays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on March 25. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes, and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted. Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.
The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Debbie Smith. For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Level: Advanced. This is an in depth look at the requirements for good moral character in naturalization cases for the practitioner who already understands the basic requirements for naturalization. Familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed.
Course participants are required to attend or view recordings of the course webinars in order to receive
a course completion certificate at the end of the course.
The training is free for the staff of community-based organizations in one of the 8 cities designated by the New Americans Campaign, including Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Miami, New York City and San Jose.
Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course. We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.
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Space is limited. The deadline for registration is March 13, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andres Abella at email@example.com. For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on February 25, 2013