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 retired Immigration Judge John Gossart.
Number of Participants: 40
Location: NITA Headquarters in Boulder, CO
Dates: July 1-3, 2018
Time: The training will start at 8 a.m. and end by 6 p.m. every day
Tuition fee: $200 payable to NITA (once selected for the training).
Lodging: Participant to cover lodging costs. CLINIC will provide a list of nearby lodging options
Meals: Participant to cover meals
Travel Costs: Participant to cover travel costs, including a rental car, if needed
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 March 23 (deadline subject to extension depending on number of applicants). Applicants will be selected by no later than April 2 based on full-time employment at a non-profit, exclusive focus on immigration law, willingness to accept removal defense cases following this training, and geographic location. Note that no more than three 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 April 16.