Feb. 13 – March 20, 2019
Course Opens: Feb. 13
First Webinar: Feb. 20
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The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 12, 2019
CLINIC Affiliates: $240 per person
Other Nonprofit Staff: $265
Private Attorneys and Staff: $365
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 e-learning course until one week prior to the course opening date.
The trainers for this course are members of CLINIC’s Capacity Building section:
- Leya Speasmaker, Integration Program Manager
- Laura Burdick, Field Support Coordinator
- Helen Chen, Field Support Coordinator
- Luis Guerra, Strategic Capacity Officer
For questions about the course content, please contact Nathaly Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every day, the number of immigrants in need of quality, affordable legal assistance increases. Often, nonprofits are the only place in the community they can turn. Is your program up to the challenge?
Over four weeks, this introductory-level course will cover the basic components needed to run an effective immigration legal services program. Participants will learn best practices in staffing, case management and financial management, as well as strategies to acquire the necessary space, equipment and tools needed for an efficiently-operating program. An optional session on Department of Justice Recognition and Accreditation will also be included as the fifth week session.
The course opens on February 13 with access to the e-learning course website and the Week One assignment. Once you have access, you may begin any of the activities intended for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, sample materials and quizzes. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The webinars, including the optional fifth webinar, will be conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2 p.m. EST starting on February 20. Each one lasts approximately 60-90 minutes and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar has concluded. Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to view the recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is an overview of best practices for managing a charitable, immigration legal services program. It is appropriate 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.
If you are a government employee, you may not register for this training without prior authorization from CLINIC. You may request permission to register by contacting CLINIC at email@example.com.
Course Completion Requirements
Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete each weekly course quiz. You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.