All About Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification

Aug. 2 – 16, 2024 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE: 1.5 per webinar

This three-part webinar series will cover the fundamentals of obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification and SIJ-based adjustment for children who have suffered abuse, abandonment, or neglect by one or both parents. Topics covered will include interviewing potential clients and screening them for eligibility, obtaining the state court predicate order, which state courts qualify as "juvenile courts," completing Form I-360 with required evidence, how to handle cases for children in removal proceedings, and eligibility for adjustment of status. The presenters will also discuss the impact of the visa bulletin, along with obtaining deferred action and employment authorization while waiting for a priority date to become current. 

NOTE: Access to recordings of the webinars is included with your purchase of the three-part webinar series. Your access will be available until September 16.  


Webinar One: Eligibility Requirements and Screening for Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification

August 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week one, we will focus on the eligibility requirements for Special Immigrant Juvenile classification including issues relating to screening your client, obtaining the state court predicate order, and completing Form I-360.  .


Webinar Two: Next Steps and Adjustment of Status for Special Immigrant Juveniles

August 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In week two, we will discuss next steps after the I-360 is approved, including the impact of the visa bulletin and obtaining deferred action and employment authorization. Presenters will then review eligibility for adjustment of status, including how to assess and address inadmissibility. We will examine exceptions to the inadmissibility grounds, available waivers, and the importance of discretion in SIJ adjustment adjudications. 


Webinar Three: Special Considerations for Children in Removal Proceedings and Advanced Topics

Aug. 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET | CA MCLE 1.5

In the final week of the series, the presenters will discuss the different considerations involved when working with children in removal proceedings versus those who are not at every stage of the SIJ process. We will consider what options exist for children who are in removal proceedings or have final orders of removal, and what jurisdictional issues may complicate their cases. 


Additional Information

Training Timezone

This training takes place in the Eastern Time Zone.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance are only issued to participants who attend the live session(s).

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) training. If you are a California attorney, you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits for each live webinar. To receive MCLE credit, please provide your state bar number when you register for each live webinar. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Type of Training

Webinar Series

Date of Event


Time of Event

02:00 pm ~ 03:30 pm

Registration Deadline

Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates (3-Part Webinar Series) - $105
Nonprofit Agency Staff (3-Part Webinar Series) - $195
Private Attorneys and Staff (3-Part Webinar Series) - $320

Eligible Grant(s) Discount

Acacia (formerly Vera) Unaccompanied Children's Program

Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. There are no refunds for registration for a single webinar or for a webinar series.