The Legal Advocate's Perspective: Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition and Accreditation and Immigration Services for Battered Immigrants (For OVW Grantees only)
Please note that this training is for OVW grantees only.
The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, in partnership with
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
May 5-6, 2009
8:30 a.m. (for registration) - 5:00 p.m., Day One
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Day Two
Westin San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
About the training:
This two-day course is geared towards non-lawyer legal advocates who will be or are currently working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence. The training will combine a basic overview of immigration law with an introduction to legal and case management skills critical to becoming an effective immigration law advocate. This training is designed to help prepare legal advocates to become Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited. Topics covered include: overview of the immigration system and laws, immigrating through marriage and other family relationships; grounds of inadmissibility; application process for permanent residence; immigration remedies under the Violence Against Women Act; BIA recognition and accreditation and ethical considerations in working with immigration cases. The training will be interactive and participants will learn to assemble VAWA applications and learn effective interviewing and case management skills. There will also be an opportunity for participants to receive individual consultation from the trainers on their BIA recognition and accreditation application. The training will be presented by Gail Pendleton, ASISTA and Jack Holmgren and Julia Alanen, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
The training is from Tuesday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Participants will be required to attend both days of the training.
This training is open to OVW grantees and grant partners from the Legal Assistance for Victims grant program and the Rural grant program. Grantees from other OVW grant programs, including OVW Technical Assistance providers, must check with their OVW Program Specialist regarding using OVW Training/Travel funds to attend this training. Please note that this training is open solely for non-lawyer legal advocates. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Up to two participants from the same organization/agency are permitted to register. If there are more than two participants from the same organization/agency interested in attending, we will put them on the waiting list and contact them if there are spaces available.
For room reservations, please contact the hotel. Please make sure to mention you are with the “Catholic Legal Immigration Network” or “CLINIC” to secure the federal hotel per diem rate of $139/night.
The last day to reserve hotel room is April 20, 2009 – reserve your room early!
Space is limited. Registration will close April 20, 2009 or sooner if capacity is reached.
Register now by clicking on the link at the top of the page.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.
Tel: 202-756-5505; Fax: 202-635-2649
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.cliniclegal.org
For additional information about the training, including a summary agenda and travel information recommendations, please open the attachments below.
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