Immigration Program Management
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Minnesota Council of Churches
June 25-26, 2009
Minnesota Council of Churches
122 Franklin Ave West, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404
About the training:
This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. It features a new manual and curriculum that offers detailed information and suggestions for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff accreditation, implementing effective case management systems, fundraising and scores of other pertinent topics related to managing an immigration program.
The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. Past participants have used information from this training to build or expand their legal immigration capacity.
- $220 per person for staff of CLINIC affiliates; $660 cap for up to three staff/ site ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from same office site)
- $245 per person for non-profit program staff; $735 cap for up to three staff/ site ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from same office site)
- $37per person for private attorneys and their staff
Registration fee includes a copy of the training manual. Lunch is not included. A light breakfast will be provided.
Who should attend?
The training is suitable for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, ethnic and immigrant organizations, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and service providers, unions, social services and medical providers, and educational programs (ESL and Citizenship).
What will you learn?
Participants will learn how to determine which applications to accept and how to adjust fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with the funders and delivering on grant objectives.
Ms. Hope Driscoll, Field Support Coordinator, CLINIC, Washington, DC, is an attorney with extensive experience in training and program management. Before joining CLINIC, Ms. Driscoll directed a multi-state program that provided pesticide safety education to migrant and seasonal farm workers
Ms. Susan Schreiber is a senior attorney with the CLINIC's National Legal Center for Immigrants. She has worked with CLINIC since 2001 and is based in Chicago.
Mr. Jack Holmgren, Field Support Coordinator, CLINIC, San Francisco, CA has extensive experience training on immigration program management and experience directing local, regional, and national immigration legal service programs.
Registration details and deadline
The training is for the staff of Catholic agencies and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices. As a requirement of registration, if you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202-635-2649 to the attention of Hope Driscoll. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter and your payment through the website by credit card only. No checks or cash accepted for payment.
The deadline for registration is June 12, 2009. Only on-line registration and payment by credit card is accepted at the CLINIC web site. Space is limited and we suggest you register early. Registration may close prior to the stated deadline if the number or registrants reaches capacity. If that happens, the website will not accept your credit card payment. For more information, contact Hope Driscoll at (202) 756-5503.
Lodging: A block of rooms as been reserved at the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis. If you chose to stay at this hotel, please call 612.332.6000 or 800.522.8856 and mention the CLINIC block of rooms when making your reservation.
Transportation: The light rail is located 8 blocks from the hotel, and it connects to the airport. The hotel is 6 blocks from the conference site.