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15th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; New Optional Half-Day Intro Session

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15th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; New Optional Half-Day Intro Session 

Co-Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas, and
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

November 13–14, 2013

Optional half-day introduction to family-based immigration law session, November 12

8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Nov. 13: Conference Day 1
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Nov. 14: Conference Day 2

2:00 – 5:30 p.m., Nov. 12: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration (Optional)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nov. 15: Optional Tour of the Consulate (FULL)


Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925 

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$260 for other nonprofit agencies; $780 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$390 for private attorneys and staff

Registration for the training includes an electronic version of CLINIC’s Family-Based Immigration Law manual and continental breakfast both days. Lunch is on your own. Please be sure to register under the correct category; all registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.  

This two-day training will provide updated information and analysis on selected topics in family-based immigration including any changes in the law enacted through comprehensive immigration reform.  Specific topics to be covered include: immigrating based on marriage; immigrating as a child or derivative beneficiary;  adjustment of status and consular processing; selected grounds of inadmissibility; remedies for surviving relatives; new waiver filing procedures; and tips for filing effective waiver applications.  Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber.  The training is designed for practitioners who have some experience in family-based immigration law; this is not an introductory training and is not geared to brand new practitioners.  Note that a separate half-day session, "Introduction to Family-Based Immigration Law," will be offered on November 12 from 2:00 to 5:30 at no additional cost.  An application for CLE is pending.

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices.  If you 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 Jonathan Cochrane  Braswell. 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.

Space for the training is limited to 145 participants.  The deadline for registering for the conference is November 8, 2012 or sooner if registration is filled. For questions about training registration, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

Lodging is available at the Microtel Inn & Suites, which is located next door to the Wyndham, for $72 per day, single or $83 per day double.  When making the reservation, call (915) 772-3650 at least three weeks before the training to ensure that special rate and indicate you are coming to the “CLINIC” training. Other hotels are located nearby.

Please note that registration for the tour of the consulate has reached capacity.

For information on the agenda, click here.


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