Jon Braswell


Tuesday October 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday November 5, 2013 at 3:30 PM EST

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E-learning Course:  Understanding and Preparing Waivers

Waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility are an essential part of immigration practice.  This four-week course will present information on both the theory and practice of developing and submitting successful waiver applications.  Participants will learn what the legal standards of extreme hardship are, how to create a theory of the case, how to marshal the facts of the case, and what kinds of supporting documentation to submit.  By the end of the course, participants will be better able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of specific cases and advise clients on their chances for success.   Please note that this course assumes a basic knowledge of the grounds of inadmissibility.

The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Debbie Smith.  For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at

The course starts on May 8th 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 Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on October 15.  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.