Course Description

This is the first course in the Franklin County Bar Association's Introduction to Immigration Continuing Legal Education Series.  

Have you considered adding immigration law to your practice or simply interested in learning more about this hot topic?  The Introduction to Immigration CLE Series will provide you with a basic understanding of immigration law and is intended for practitioners who have no or very little immigration law experience.  Immigration law is a complex topic.  This CLE series will provide the basic groundwork to assist someone in starting to learn the various components of the system.  Topics include an overview of the different agencies involved with immigration practice, sources of law, and acronyms used in immigration practice.

This course includes video recorded for a live CLE presentation for the Franklin County Bar Association.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.  If you are taking this course for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE) your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed. 

Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video.  Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Brittany Henderson, Esq.

    Brittany Henderson, Esq.

    Brittany Henderson is an Attorney with Franklin County Legal Services. Prior to joining Franklin County Legal Services, Ms. Henderson worked for a nonprofit organization in West Virginia providing immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and their families. She also worked with refugees resettling in the state. She previously worked for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and for Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez as an immigration fellow. Ms. Henderson graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012 with her law degree and a Masters of Law in international law. In law school, she participated in the Immigration Clinic where she argued in front of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, interned with the Miami Immigration Court, and interned with an immigration legal services nonprofit that serves unaccompanied immigrant minors. Prior to law school, Ms. Henderson attended Shepherd University where she majored in Political Science and Spanish. Ms. Henderson is a member of AILA and is fluent in Spanish. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New York.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Immigration 101
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Course Materials
    • Introduction: Agencies and Sources of Law
    • Acronyms
    • Example Documents
    • Course Evaluation (Required)