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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

 

Location:

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: jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org. 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: jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org

 

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 priceline.com or hotels.com, 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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Immigration Program Management Training

 

Immigration Program Management Training

 January 25 and 26, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Day One
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Day Two 

Location

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
540 Broadway Street, Room 134
New Orleans, LA 70118

Street parking is limited. It is recommended that participants take the street car to the Broadway stop.

$235 per person from CLINIC affiliate staff; $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 

Breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be on your own.
Registration fee includes a copy of the training manual.
There is a $70.00 cancellation fee.
 

This two-day training provides a complete 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 scores of other pertinent 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.

The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with many new ideas to improve and strengthen their program. Past participants have used information from this training to build or expand their legal immigration capacity.

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).

The training will be presented by Jack Holmgren and Leya Speasmaker from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.  

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 25 participants. The registration deadline is January 18thor sooner if registration is full. For registration information call Leya Speasmaker at (202) 756-3753.

 

Lodging

Hampton Hotel Inn Garden District                                                                                         3626 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

There are several bed and breakfasts around the training site.

The St. Charles Ave. Streetcar stops right outside both hotels. There are many other hotels in New Orleans on the St. Charles Ave. Streetcar line.

 

REGISTER HERE

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