Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners | CLINIC

Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Co-Sponsored by

Immigration and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)


February 25 – 26, 2016

8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Day One

8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Day Two



Adams and Reese LLP

One Shell Square, 45th Floor

701 Poydras St, Suite 4500

New Orleans, LA 70139


$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


Register Here


Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.


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, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and BIA recognition and accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Ilissa Mira.

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 email a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Jon Braswell at: 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. An application for Louisiana CLE credit is pending.

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 so register early. The deadline for registration is February 18, 2016 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at:


For the training agenda, click here



Training Location and Lodging


Adams and Reese LLP is located in downtown New Orleans  A number of hotels in the downtown and French Quarter areas are a reasonable distance from the training site.  We’ve listed several nearby hotels for your convenience.  You may contact them directly for information on rates and booking.  We also recommend that you visit discount travel websites, such as or, to look for additional accommodation options at reduced rates.

There are a number of hotels within a mile of the training site, including the following: 

  • Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue, 333 Saint Charles Avenue, (504) 378-2800 (.1 miles)
  • Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans, 820 Poydras Street, (504) 529-7800 (.1 miles)
  • Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter, 821 Gravier Street, (504) 324-6000 (.3 miles)
  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, (504) 525-2500 (.4 miles)
  • The Blake Hotel New Orleans, 500 Saint Charles Avenue (504) 522-9000 (.4 miles)
  • Holiday Inn New Orleans Downtown, 330 Loyola Avenue (504) 581-1600 (.5 miles)



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