eLearning Resources

AILA is pleased to offer a variety of eLearning resources! Online courses, video tutorials, and other eLearning resources are designed to meet the expanding needs of members in the present and future as these educational offerings are no longer confined to a specific time or location. They can be viewed at a convenient time and location, and on a device of your choosing. Please keep an eye on this page as we announce new eLearning opportunities.

AILA PERM Online Course

The AILA PERM Online Course provides an intermediate-level resource for PERM practitioners to help them navigate the common and less-common issues which can arise in PERM practice. This self-paced course provides over 15 hours of course content from your first client meeting through the next steps after receiving a decision. Course modules include:

  • Is PERM Appropriate for Your Client?
  • Job Description and Requirements
  • Beneficiary's Qualifications and Prevailing Wage Determination
  • Recruitment
  • Filing
  • Audit
  • Post-Decision Issues

The course includes handy templates, checklists, and sample documents that you can use in your own practice. Expect an interactive experience, with instructional videos, hands-on exercises, hypothetical clients, discussions, articles and practice advisories, quizzes, and tests at the end of each module.

Register for the AILA PERM Online Course today!


AILA Fundamentals Online Course

The AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Online Course is a self-paced CLE which provides over 20 hours of content from expert immigration attorneys. The course is designed for new immigration attorneys, with a combined focus on the law itself as well as practice skills.

The modules cover every aspect of immigration law and practice, including:

  • The Basics of Immigration Law
  • Ethics
  • Client Management
  • Law Office Management
  • Humanitarian and Asylum
  • Family Immigration
  • Common Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Employment-Based Permanent Residence
  • Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • Removal and Relief
  • Citizenship and Naturalization

Information is provided via a rich mixture of formats: video instruction, articles and practice advisories, sample forms and letters, and quick-reference resources such as charts, checklists, or templates. The course includes interactive elements such as discussion questions, exercises for hands-on practice, quizzes, and tests at the end of each module.

Purchase the AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Online Course today!


AILA Paralegals Online Course

The AILA Paralegals Online Course is geared towards giving your paralegal or office staff the knowledge and skills to become an effective member of your legal team. This on-demand, self-paced course features over 20 hours of content for beginner-to-intermediate paralegals, combining a focus on the law itself as well as paralegal practice skills. It's designed specifically for immigration law paralegals, and available only to the staff of AILA members.

The modules cover every aspect of immigration law, including:

  • The Basics of Immigration Law
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Research Skills
  • Humanitarian and Asylum
  • Family Immigration
  • Common Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Employment-Based Permanent Residence
  • Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • Removal and Relief
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Client Management
AILA Paralegals Online Course

Each module includes a mix of videos, readings, discussion topics, and multiple-choice quizzes and tests for an engaging experience that will help your paralegal master the material. Additionally, participants will receive a certification of completion at the end of the course.

Get your law office staff up to speed today with this exciting new course!


Spanish for Lawyers

Spanish for Lawyers

Online Course for immigration and criminal law practitioners to improve legal Spanish speaking and writing skills

April 1 to June 7, 2019, with a weekly commitment of 5 to 10 hours coursework (synchronous and asynchronous) during 10 weeks.

Registration Deadline: March 25, 2019

Register for the course at https://www.wcl.american.edu/spanish/online/application

The general registration fee is $1,100 for the online course.

AILA members, law student members, and international associates receive a 25% discount.

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GENERAL OVERVIEW
The Spanish for Lawyers Course at American University Washington College of Law introduces participants to legal Spanish concepts and cross-cultural communication in the context of U.S. Criminal Law and U.S. Immigration Law. The course is open to lawyers, other legal professionals, paralegals, and law students with a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish speaking skills. Through lectures, written assignments, and oral exercises, participants will practice a wide array of legal Spanish skills ranging from legal reading and writing strategies to oral presentation of substantive legal issues. The course is taught entirely in Spanish.

COURSE SECTIONS
This course is regularly offered as an online course and as an in-person course at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. To view up-to-date registration options, visit: www.wcl.american.edu/spanish

ONLINE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
This course is taught virtually, through our advanced online learning platform. The teachers will hold a virtual once-a-week class to hold direct discussions and interaction with students. Students will also complete various written assignments. The course is structured in modules and comprises the following activities:

  • Readings for class preparation: Each module requires students to prepare for the live virtual class with readings in legal Spanish. The fundamental knowledge is provided in short video lectures.
  • Live virtual classes: Through our online course platform we can bring students virtually together to hold class discussions to practice and refine legal Spanish skills.
  • Comprehension tests: Each module's lectures are followed by comprehension tests.
  • Practical exercises: Each module includes practical exercises and mock scenarios that require students to read the relevant documents that are associated with the modules and develop Spanish language skills. All exercises are reviewed and commented by the professors.

REQUIREMENTS
Participants must have a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Participants are expected to actively participate in class exercises and complete homework assignments. We estimate that students will devote 5 to 10 hours weekly to the coursework. The live virtual class is scheduled to take place each Wednesday, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., EST. The schedule was chosen to accommodate working professionals. However, the teachers have a degree of flexibility to adjust to participants suggestions as to different times for the virtual live meeting.

INSTRUCTORS
The instructors of Spanish for Lawyers are Spanish and Latin American lawyers and teachers who have experience with international students.

QUESTIONS
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Coordinators, Bjorn Arp, at (202) 274-4346, or Nicole Powers at (202) 274-4112, or email them at LegalSpanish@wcl.american.edu.

Web site: www.wcl.american.edu/spanish