Date: Tuesday Nov 26, 2013 to Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
Administrative Appeals: Legal Theory and Practice Before the AAO and BIA
November 26 – December 17, 2013
$165 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$190 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$290 per person for private attorneys and staff
This three-week course covers the legal theory and procedure involved in filing appeals at the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) and Board of Immigration Appeals, including jurisdiction of the AAO and BIA for specific types of appeals, scope of review, filing deadlines, BIA practice rules, procedures for filing appeals and other issues. The course will also address preparation of the Notice to Appeal and appeal briefs. In addition, the course will discuss strategy concerns related to filing an appeal. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for these topics, including examination of relevant regulations and AAO and BIA decisions.
The course starts on November 26 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample case files to review, quizzes, and discussion questions. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes three webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. EST starting on December 3. Each webinar lasts approximately ninety minutes, and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted. Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so. The instructors for this course will be CLINIC attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle, Debbie Smith and Lauren Sullivan. For questions about the course content, please contact Debbie Smith at email@example.com.
Training Level: Intermediate This is an overview of administrative appeals for the practitioner who already has exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed.
For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here. Course participants are required to attend or view recordings of the course webinars in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course.
Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must 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 Andrés Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.
Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes, cancellations or disenrollments are subject to an administrative charge of $70. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.
Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course. We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.
Space is limited. The deadline for registration is July 8, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Andrés Abella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.
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