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In-Person 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)

 

September 24-25, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

 

Location:

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

 

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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, citizenship and naturalization, Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and BIA recognition and accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Jennifer Riddle.

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 your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (510) 272-2734 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 September 21, 2015 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at:jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org.

 

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

 

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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

 

Location:

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.

 

Register Here

 

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: dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

 

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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Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:
A Course for New Practitioners


Presented by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
And
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program

April 23 – 24, 2013
8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities of Dallas
1st Floor Conference Room
9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 634-7182 x 228

$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 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 select grounds, naturalization and BIA accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Charles Wheeler.  

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 not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649.  Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you fail to submit your 501(c)(3) letter you can be disenrolled. 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, cancellations or disenrollments are subject to an administrative charge of $70.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for a training until one week prior to the first day of the training.

The deadline for registration is April 18 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotels and Suites, located at 9089 Vantage Point Drive, about a mile from the trainings site.  The room rate is $85.00 per night, plus tax.  To make a reservation, contact the hotel by April 15 at (972) 889-9972 and ask for the group block under CLINIC.  The hotel offers free shuttle services from the Love Field airport and will provide shuttle service to and from the training site.  Contact the hotel if you would like to use the shuttle service.   

Training Location and Parking:  Catholic Charities of Dallas is located on the northeast corner of the 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.

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Welcoming Three Million Newcomers Management Training

Welcoming Three Million Newcomers: Maximizing Your Agency’s Effectiveness for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers; Increasing Naturalization; Management Training

Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Co-Sponsors
Catholic Charities of Dallas

October 11th (Thursday), 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Catholic Charities
9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100
Dallas, TX  75243
T – (214) 520-6590

$130 per person from affiliate agencies; $390 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)


$145 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $435 cap
($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$255 per person for private attorneys and staff

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.

This one-day training is not about the law.  It is about what you and your program can do now to prepare for the biggest opportunities in immigration law in a quarter century.  We have a chance the like of which we have not seen since three million people obtained lawful status from the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  Participants will work in small groups to bring innovative and tested strategies and ideas to all as you create your Implementation Plan for DACA principally with a strategic assessment of how you can both reunite families while using the new Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers (PUPW) to boost naturalization demand.  You will leave with a road map to guide you through the intense months of implementation of the new changes.  All participants will receive a detailed DACA Implementation Plan Outline to complete during the training, a power point with the latest information on fees and strategies from the field, and a set of talking points to use when communicating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the new procedures to foundations.

Earned income (fees) and their core importance to building sustainable programs that can continue to serve DREAMers will be covered. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DREAMers and those applying to naturalize, using an army of volunteers, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with the funders and delivering on grant objectives.

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, educational programs (ESL and Citizenship), and DREAM coalitions and student organizations.

The training will be presented by Vanna Slaughter, Division Director and BIA Fully Accredited Representative, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Michelle Sardone, BIA Fully Accredited Representative and Jack Holmgren. Sardone and Holmgren both work at CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Support Coordinators.

The training is for the staff of Catholic agencies and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices. If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, fax or scan a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (415) 394-8986 (fax)/jholmgren@cliniclegal.org (scan) to the attention of Jack Holmgren. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter and your payment through the website by credit card only. No checks or cash accepted for payment.

Space is limited to 50 participants. The registration deadline is October 9, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information send an e-mail to Jack Holmgren at jholmgren@cliniclegal.org.

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Selected Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Selected Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
and
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program

April 3-4, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities of Dallas
1st Floor Conference Room
9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
Dallas, TX
214-634-7182 ext. 228

$235 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $705 cap ($50 materials fee for each additional staff from the same office location)

$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 two-day training provides in-depth coverage of selected topics in family-based immigration, including establishing qualifying parent/child relationships; issues relating to derivative beneficiaries; potential concerns for family-based petitioners; conditional residency updates; remedies for widows and other surviving relatives; updates on affidavits of support and inadmissibility based on immigration violations; adjustment of status eligibility; CSPA developments; planning for stateside pre-adjudication of waivers; and tips for filing successful waivers.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler and other local speakers.  An application for Texas CLE credit is pending, including an hour of ethics credit.

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.

Training Level: Note that this is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering; the training is conducted at a level that assumes participants have a basic understanding of family-based immigration law and procedure.

Space is limited to 40 participants. The deadline for registration is March 28 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information email Andres Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org.

        For the agenda and additional information, click here.
Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotels and Suites, located at 9089 Vantage Point Drive, about a mile from the training site. The room rate is $79.00 per night single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by March 23 at 972-889-9972 and ask for the group block under CLINIC. The hotel offers free shuttle service from the Love Field airport (if requested with 24 hours advance notice), and will also provide shuttle service to and from the training site.  
Training Location and Parking: Catholic Charities of Dallas is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of 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.

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