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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)


January 24-25, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Day One

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Day Two



St. James Cathedral (Social Hall)

215 N. Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL 32801



$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap*

$260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $780 cap*

$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

*($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

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Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes

or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.


Light breakfast provided. Lunch is on your own. Several options are within walking distance of the training site and information will be provided.


This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Attendees will receive 150 power point slides reflecting important lessons from CLINIC’s highly regarded Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating & Increasing Legal Capacity manual.  This manual and curriculum offers detailed information and suggestions for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff accreditation, implementing effective case management systems, fundraising and scores of other pertinent topics related to managing an immigration program. 


Participants will learn:

  • how to determine which client cases to accept,
  • how to set fees to obtain the best support for their program, 
  • case intake and management strategies,
  • how to avoid unauthorized practice of law, and
  • strategies for working with funders.

The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. Past participants have used information from this training to build or expand their legal immigration capacity.  The training is suitable for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, ethnic and immigrant organizations, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and service providers, unions, social services and medical providers, and educational programs (ESL and Citizenship). The training will be presented by CLINIC staff.


Registration: The training is designed for community-based organizations offering charitable immigration legal services 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 scan and email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Training Facilitator at If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be unenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is January 15, 2018 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information or local lodging options, contact Nathaly Perez at

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