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Building Legal Immigration Services Capacity through

 National Networks and their Affiliates

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 June 19 & 20, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Day One
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Day Two

This training is free and by invitation only.  You must request to register someone who did not receive this invitation directly 


Catholic Charities USA
2050 Ballenger Avenue, 4th Floor,
Alexandria, VA 22314


The site is in "Old Town" Alexandria, a historical location along the Potomac River with interesting 18th and early 19th Century buildings

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


The registration deadline is June 6. For details about the event, contact Jeff Chenoweth at 202-635-5826 or

This training is CLINIC's third event to increase collaboration among national networks and build capacity for local immigration legal programs. While CLINIC is the host, it will benefit from the contributions of World Relief staff and other networks in attendance.

The goals of the training are to increase:1) collaboration among national networks; 2) the availability of charitable legal immigration programs; 3) national network capacity to support local programs through the provision of Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) agency recognition and staff accreditation; and 4) staff use of best practices with greater professionalism and ethical conduct.

The training will provide an opportunity for attendees to:

● meet with EOIR/BIA (to be invited) to discuss developments in the BIA recognition and accreditation process and USCIS on its public engagement campaigns and business redesign particularly e-filing of immigration benefit applications. EOIR and USCIS presence is dependent on their availability;

● identify support services necessary to help local programs fulfill the anticipated BIA recognition and accreditation regulations;

● share and learn from national network materials and toolkits designed to create, expand and sustain immigration legal programs;

● learn different program evaluation methods to build greater stakeholder support primarily by transforming program and client service data into compelling messages and stories;

● spot-check ethical dilemmas and violations that need to be avoided at the direct legal representation level to protect clients and agencies from harm; and

● observe and learn from different technologies and multi-media tools used to promote and facilitate access to immigration benefits, particularly naturalization (i.e. demographic mapping; self-directed e-learning on naturalization law and the group application workshop model); CitizenshipWorks; case management web-based systems; and CLINIC's new La Ciudadanía: Cambia Tu Vida (Citizenship: Change Your Life) campaign, a multi-media package of television and radio commercials, posters, postcards (viral and paper) to encourage relatives and peers to naturalize; a Spanish-language website and more.

Lodging, Local Transportation


The Westin Alexandria (across the street from CCUSA)
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 253-8600

Hilton Alexandria Old Town (near the King Street Metro and short walk to CCUSA)
1767 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-0440

Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/Duke Street
1456 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-5474

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Embassy Suites Alexandria Old Town
1900 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-5900

Shuttle Service Information for Embassy Suites:
Complimentary shuttle is offered within 2 Mile Radius of the Hotel

Hampton Inn Alexandria-Old Town/King Street
1616 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-9900

This hotel does not provide shuttle service

Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria (shuttle service information below)
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 836-4700
Toll Free: 1(800) 325-3535

Shuttle Service Information for the Sheraton Suites:
Shuttles pick up in front of doors #5 and #9 at the baggage claim. Shuttles run every 30 minutes

Hours of Operation:
6 AM to 10 AM
4 PM to 8PM
*After 8PM, shuttle runs every hour until 11PM.

Please feel free to call the hotel when you arrive to schedule shuttle service at (703) 836-4700. If you arrive after 11 PM taxis are available from the airport at a fee of approximately $15-18.

Metro Directions to the Sheraton Suites:

If you choose to utilize the Metro ( to get to the hotel you will enter at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station and will exit at the next stop, Braddock Road station for the hotel. You must take the Franconia-Springfield train on the Blue Line or the Huntington train if it is the Yellow Line train.  These lines are parallel between the airport and Braddock Road station so it does not matter which train you take so long as you are going in the right direction.

Upon exiting the Braddock Road Metro station, you should head north on North West Street towards Madison Street, turn right onto Madison Street, and turn left onto North Saint Asaph Street; the hotel will be on your right. It is approximately an 11 minute walk; therefore, for your convenience, you should take the hotel shuttle from the airport or arrange the hotel shuttle to pick you up from the Braddock Road Metro station by calling (703) 836-4700.


Register by clicking the link at the top of this announcement.

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