CLINIC and NITA are partnering again 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 some immigration court background 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.
Number of Participants: 40
Location: Hotel Indigo, 24 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Dates: November 26-28, 2018 (Monday through Wednesday)
Time: The training will start at approximately 8 a.m. and end by approximately 6 p.m. every day
Tuition fee: $250 payable to NITA (once selected for the training)
Lodging: Participant to cover lodging at the Hotel Indigo. The Hotel Indigo has agreed to host this training a low cost in exchange for participants booking their stay there. The Hotel Indigo has provided our group a special rate of $109.00/night.
Meals: Participant to cover lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be provided.
Travel Costs: Participant to cover travel costs. Depending on your location, travel will include airfare plus light rail or taxi/uber/lyft fee to and from BWI Airport or the Amtrak plus a 1.1 walk to the hotel or taxi/uber/lyft fee. We do not recommend renting a car or driving to the training if you wish to keep costs low.
In advance of the in-person training, participants must:
- View recorded NITA videos on trial skills
- Review training materials, including the case file, sent to participants in advance of the in-person training
Those interested in this training must apply by August 31 (deadline subject to extension depending on number of applicants). Applicants will be selected by no later than September 14 based on full-time employment at a non-profit, exclusive focus on immigration law, willingness to accept removal defense cases following this training, geographic location, and agreeing to stay at the Hotel Indigo during the training. Note that no more than two participants from the same organization will be selected. If chosen for this training, you will then complete the NITA application and submit payment of the tuition fee by September 28.