CLINIC and NITA are partnering for the fourth year to offer a three-day court skills training for attorneys and fully accredited representatives who work full-time at a non-profit organization. This training is aimed at immigrant rights advocates who have a foundation in immigration court advocacy and want to improve their litigation skills through an intensive training experience with meaningful critique from experienced litigators and seasoned immigration practitioners, including a retired Immigration Judge.
To be eligible to apply for this training, you must have litigated at least one individual hearing by the application deadline.
Number of Participants: 40
Location: NITA, 1685 38th Street, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80301-2735
Dates: March 17-19, 2020 (Tuesday through Thursday).
Time: The training will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end by approximately 5:30 p.m. every day.
Late arrivals and early departures from the training is highly discouraged. If selected, please make sure to make the appropriate travel arrangements.
Tuition Fee: $250 payable to NITA (once selected for training).
Lodging: Participants to book and cover lodging.
Meals: Participants to cover dinner. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Travel Costs: Participants to cover travel costs. Travel costs may include airfare plus transportation from the Denver airport to Boulder.
In advance of the in-person training, selected participants must:
- View recorded NITA video on trial skills
- Review training materials, including the case file, sent to participants in advance of the in-person training by NITA
- Submit to CLINIC a certification denoting 1) full-time employment at a non-profit organization where the participant focuses exclusively on immigration cases, and 2) an understanding of the attendance expectations
- Submit to NITA the $250 tuition fee
The application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020 (subject to extension depending on the number of participants). Note that no more than two participants from the same organization will be selected. If chosen for this training, you must then complete the NITA application and submit the payment of the tuition fee by Friday, February 14, 2020 to reserve your spot.
To submit the application form you must be logged into your CLINIC account. If you do not have one, please create one here. If you have a CLINIC account but cannot remember your login information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.