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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

Nov. 6-7, 2019

Day One: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Day Two: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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The registration deadline is Oct. 30, 2019, or until capacity is reached.



8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-565-4800



CLINIC Affiliates: $235/person

Nonprofits Staff Outside of CLINIC’s Network: $260/person

Private Attorneys and Staff $390/person

Max of three guests per organization


Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only

Administrative Charge: All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an in-person training until one week prior to the course start date.



Light breakfast provided. Lunch is on your own.

Several options are within walking distance of the training site and information will be provided.

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this training, please email   


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Course Description

Led by CLINIC staff, this two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Attendees will review important lessons from CLINIC’s highly regarded manual, Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating & Increasing Legal Capacity. This manual and curriculum offers detailed information and suggestions for applying for Department of Justice 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, such as ESL and citizenship classes.



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