Immigration Law Training Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Co-Sponsored by

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)


October 22-23, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  – Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Day Two



Catholic Charities of Dallas

1st Floor Conference Room

9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
Dallas, Texas 75243
214-634-7182 x228


$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap

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

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

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

$390 per person for private attorneys and staff


Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.


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This two-day training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through large group presentations and small group exercises, participants learn about rights and remedies under immigration law, the functions of the different government agencies that carry out immigration law, and the fundamentals of interviewing clients, preparing applications, and staying up-to-date on the law.  Topics covered include the family-based petition process, adjustment of status, consular processing, inadmissibility and deportability concepts and selected grounds, naturalization and BIA recognition and accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Debbie Smith.

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal  staff of private law offices.  If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. 

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


Space is limited to 60 participants. The deadline for registration is October 15, 2014 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at:


Training Location and Parking: Catholic Charities is located on the northeast corner of intersection of the LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635) and Abrams Road.  The office is in the Northcreek Place office park, across the parking lot from the Chase Bank building.  Free parking is available anywhere in the office complex parking lot. 


Lodging Information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $95 plus tax at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Park Central, 9089 Vantage Point Drive, Dallas, TX  75243.  This rate is valid to September 30, 2014.

 For reservations, call the hotel at 972-889-9972, and ask for the “CLINIC” rate of $95.


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