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Court Skills Training For CDDS Contractors

This is an intensive, hands-on experience where trainers will cover the core aspects of immigration court practice. Participants will attend large group presentations and demonstrations on case assessment, direct and cross-examination, re-direct examination, making objections, and presenting closing arguments. Participants will then practice these skills in small group exercises.

Each of the two in-person court skills trainings will be conducted over a two-and-a-half-day period. Participants must attend the in-person training, arrive on time, and cannot leave early.

Prior to the in-person training, participants must:

(a) View recordings of four webinars on removal proceedings that will be posted on an e-learning website;

(b) Observe a master calendar hearing in immigration court before the in-person court skills training;

(c) Review training materials, including a sample court file; and

(d) Complete a case assessment homework assignment.


Course participants should plan on spending up to 20 hours of preparation work in advance of the in-person training. The two-and-a-half-day in-person court skills training will be offered in San Francisco and Los Angeles, as described below.  See the attached course curriculum for more details about the training content and schedule.

Bay Area Training: June 20, 2018 - June 22, 2018, The Women’s Building: 3543 Eighteenth Street #8 San Francisco, CA 34110

Los Angeles Training:  October 25, 2018 - October 27, 2018


There is no fee for the training, but course participants must cover their own travel, food and lodging costs. All persons interested in this training must complete and submit the attached application form no later than March 19. Registration for each training is limited to 24 participants. Priority will be given to partial accredited representatives who plan to seek full accreditation. All applicants for the Los Angeles training will be notified on Friday, June 29th about whether or not they have been accepted into the program.

  • Please note: Any applications submitted after June 29th for the LA training will be placed on the waitlist


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