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Immigration Program Management Training

Sponsored by

The California Community Foundation

 

February 10 and 11, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

The California Community Foundation

Joan Palevsky Convening Center

281 S. Figueroa St., ground floor

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

 

$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

 

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 two-day training provides an overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. It features a manual and curriculum that offers detailed information and suggestions for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff accreditation, implementing effective case management systems, fundraising and other topics related to managing an immigration program. Participants will learn how to determine which applications to accept and how to adjust fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with the funders and delivering on grant objectives.  Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve immigration legal services.  The training will be presented by Jack Holmgren, Attorney and California Legalization Director and Martin Gauto, Attorney and Field Support Coordinator with CLINIC’s Capacity Building Section.

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, social services and medical providers, and educational programs (ESL and Citizenship).

 

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization 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 (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. 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.

 

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This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is January 29, 2014 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Martin Gauto at 213-251-3572 or mgauto@cliniclegal.org.

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Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

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

Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

UFW Foundation

Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) of LA
 
June 10 - 11, 2013
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Day One
9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)
1145 Wilshire Blvd # 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017-1900

$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 nonprofit agency staff; $780 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than three 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 will provide an in-depth analysis of the new provisional waiver adjudication for unlawful presence, including practical information on developing and submitting a successful waiver application.  The training will cover the eligibility requirements for the provisional waiver, the waiver filing procedures, a discussion of extreme hardship, and gathering the documentation for the case.  Participants will also learn how to develop a theory for the case, prepare declarations, put the case together, and dealing with post-adjudication issues.  In addition, the training will include a presentation on unlawful presence and other grounds of inadmissibility.  The trainers for this program include CLINIC attorneys Debbie Smith and Charles Wheeler, Richard Gorman of the UFW Foundation and other invited guest speakers.


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 June 5, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.


Hotel Reservations:  Hotels in the Los Angeles area can be found through internet websites such as www.expedia.com or www.orbitz.com.  If you wish to be close to the training site we suggest you stay in the downtown Los Angeles area.

Training Location and Parking:  The training will take place at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) near downtown Los Angeles.  There are paid parking lots in the vicinity.

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Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training combined with a Naturalization Workshop Event

Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training
combined with a Naturalization Workshop Event
in Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored by:
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, and
NALEO Educational Fund

Friday, November 16, 2012 (9am to 6pm) - training

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (time TBD) - naturalization workshop

Location:
Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library
16244 Nordhoff Street
North Hills, 91343
(818) 895-3650

$130 per person from CLINIC affiliates
$170 per person from other nonprofit agency staff
$210 per person for private attorneys and staff
Fees are for materials, continental breakfast and lunch

Please be sure to register by November 1 under the correct category and for the correct training.  CLINIC will cut-off registration when capacity is full. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment through the website by credit card only.  No checks or cash accepted for payment.

The first of its kind, this two-day event combines one-day of hands-on training to give immigration legal staff the knowledge of planning and implementing a large "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), and on the second day actual mega workshop experience serving an estimated number of 250 or more naturalization applicants.  CLINIC invites staff of affiliates and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices to attend.  Nonprofits should submit their IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt letter to CLINIC (Attn: Rommel Calderwood) by fax at 202-635-2649 or email at rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org.  General questions may also be sent to Rommel Calderwood’s email address or his phone at (202) 756-5509.

This training will be highly interactive with minimal lecturing.  On the first day, participants will be immersed in the following discussion topics and exercises:

  • The naturalization group application workshop models and stages
  • Volunteer and staff training resources
  • Media outreach, planning and organizing
  • How to increase efficiency by using technology such as CitizenshipWorks and CLINIC's self-directed e-learning course on naturalization
  • Workshop set-up
  • Red flags relevant to DACA and naturalization
  • Hypothetical situations
  • Best practices and strategies
  • Creating a workshop plan of action for local implementation

On the second day, participants will be actively engaged in the actual mega workshop hosted by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles where trainees from around the country will join local immigration practitioners in helping hundreds of LPRs to reach their dream of citizenship.  You and your colleagues will manage the various stages of the workshop, guide applicants through the process and immigration forms, and provide subject matter expertise.  Through your efforts, hundreds of potentially eligible LPRs and their families will become Americans.

REGISTER HERE

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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
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
United Farm Workers Foundation

September 5th (Wednesday), 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
T - (213) 977-7500

$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 likes 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 Plans for both new procedures. 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 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 Genevieve Maciel, Immigration Program Director and Immigration Attorney, United Farm Workers Foundation, 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 a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (415) 394-8986 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 75 participants. The registration deadline is September 3, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information call Jack Holmgren at (415) 394-8074.

 

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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)

July 17 - 18, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45p.m. – Day Two

Location:

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-7500

$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 dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

For the agenda and additional information, click here:

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.

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