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BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs

BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Join us for CLINIC’s kick-off webinar for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) preparation in 2013, the first in a series. This free webinar training will cover the application process and requirements for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation. We will also discuss the latest BIA developments, including the new FAQ sheet released by the BIA, training requirements for staff, and issues the BIA is analyzing before submitting proposed changes to recognition and accreditation regulations. BIA agency recognition and staff accreditation is the Department of Justice’s certification of nonprofit legal immigration programs and their staff. It allows non-attorneys to practice immigration law as authorized representatives. Increasing the number of BIA recognized agencies, locations, and accredited staff will be essential for implementing CIR and bringing legal services to the millions of immigrants who will be eligible for relief. This webinar will be presented by CLINIC Attorneys Silvana Arista and Sarah Bronstein and CLINIC Field Support Coordinator Laura Burdick. For questions, please contact Laura Burdick at


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