Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners
Date: Thursday Jul 14, 2011 (8:45am) to Friday Jul 15, 2011 (5:00pm)
Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:
A Course for New Practitioners
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program
July 14-15, 2011
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Day Two
Catholic Charities of Dallas
1st Floor Conference Room
9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
214-634-7182 ext. 228
$235 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $705 cap ($50 materials fee for each additional staff from the same office location)
$260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $780 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
$390 per person for private attorneys and staff
Continental breakfast included. Lunch is on your own.
This two-day training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through large group presentations, skits, and small group exercises, participants learn about rights and remedies under immigration law, the functions of the different government agencies that carry out immigration law,
and the fundamentals of interviewing clients, preparing applications, and staying up-to-date on the law. Topics covered include the family-based petition process, adjustment of status, consular processing, inadmissibility and deportability concepts and select grounds, naturalization and BIA accreditation. Application for CLE credits pending. The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler, and other local practitioners.
The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 415-394-8696 to the attention of Chris Ozaki. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.
Note that this is an interactive training with several small group exercises included in the curriculum. Prior to the training, participants will receive an email with some short reading and worksheet assignments to be completed before the training starts. Participants will also have a homework assignment to complete for day two of the training
Space is limited to 40 participants. The deadline for registration is July 8 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information call: Chris Ozaki 415-394-9371
For the agenda and additional information, click here
Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotels and Suites, located at 9089 Vantage Point Drive, about a mile from the training site. The room rate is $79.00 per night single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by July 1 at 972-889-9972 and ask for the group block under CLINIC. The hotel offers free shuttle service from the Love Field airport (if requested with 24 hours advance notice), and will also provide shuttle service to and from the training site.
Training Location and Parking: Catholic Charities of Dallas is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635) and Abrams Road. The office is in the Northcreek Place office park, across the parking lot from the Chase Bank building. Free parking is available anywhere in the office complex parking lot
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