This course is an elective in the Paralegal Certificate but may also be taken as a standalone course. This course is offered once per year.
This course provides paralegal students with the terms, concepts, and practical applications of family, employment and litigation-based immigration law. Topics include client intake and database/case management, as well as highly pertinent humanitarian/immigration issues such as U visas for trafficking victims and refugee/asylum law. Basic principles as to how immigration law practices can best serve their clients will also be discussed.
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After this class, you will be able to:
- Describe and perform the basic tasks of client intake in an immigration setting
- Explain the basic principles of how a general immigration practice serves its clients
- Complete a family-based adjustment of status package before USCIS
- Distinguish among a family, employment and litigation-based immigration and demonstrate paralegal skills specific to assisting attorneys in those areas
- Explain the impact of current events and hot topics on immigration law practice
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Paralegal Certificate : Elective Courses