Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:
A Course for New Practitioners
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
July 17 - 18, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45p.m. – Day Two
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
$235 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $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.
This training offers 12 hours of California MCLE credit.
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, skits, 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 select grounds, naturalization and BIA accreditation. The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Susan Schreiber.
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 202-635-2649 to the attention of Andres Abella. 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.
Note that this is an interactive training with several small group exercises included in the curriculum. Prior to the training, participants will receive an email with some short reading and worksheet assignments to be completed before the training starts. Participants will also have a homework assignment to complete for day two of the training.
The deadline for registration is July 12th or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact: Dinah Suncin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Training Location: The training will take place at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center near downtown Los Angeles. There are paid parking lots in the vicinity. If you wish to be close to the training site we suggest you stay in the downtown Los Angeles area.