CLINIC and NITA are partnering for the third 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.
The ideal candidate will have litigated at least one individual hearing and observed two or more individual hearings in immigration court prior to this training.
Number of Participants: 40
Location: University of St. Thomas School of Law, 1101 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Dates: October 17-19, 2019 (Thursday through Saturday)
Time: The training will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end by approximately 5:30 p.m. every day
Tuition fee: $250 payable to NITA (once selected for the training)
Lodging: Participants to book and cover lodging.
CLINIC has organized a room block at Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown, selected participants will receive a booking link.
Meals: Participants to cover dinner. Breakfast and lunch will be provided
Travel Costs: Participants to cover travel costs. Travel costs include airfare plus transportation from the airport to Minneapolis.
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
- 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
Those interested in this training must apply by August 12th deadline subject to extension depending on number of applicants). Applicants will be selected by August 16th 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 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 13th.