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Selected Issues in Immigration Program Management

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 

July 13 and 14, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

 

$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

 

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.

 

Register Here

 

This content rich, two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, expanded for more advanced learning opportunities. Prepare and plan now for your agency’s continuing role in DACA, family-based immigration, citizenship, and immigrant integration.

The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►How to pivot and move forward after the negative Supreme Court decision on Executive Action.

►Leadership cultivation and fundraising skills to build greater internal and external support for program planning and expansion.

► Elements of Executive Action for undocumented populations and the potential program impact for charitable immigration legal services. Knowledge of immigration law is applied to immigration

program management and expansion of services. Hypotheticals are taught based upon expected expanded DACA and DAPA.

►Leadership cultivation skills to build greater internal and external support for program planning and expansion for current needs and expected ones with Executive Action.

►Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can create more professionalism and efficiencies.

►Technology uses for greater marketing, client contact, case management and evaluation including: social media; web-based client interaction tools; and integrated management and legal representation data bases.

►Staffing opportunities, supervision responsibilities and sub-office management.

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness. Participants will learn what data can be collected, analyzed and marketed to compel stakeholders to provide ongoing support for immigration legal services.

► Different service delivery models to serve vulnerable populations and large numbers of applicants at the same time. Special attention will be given to different group application workshop models.

►Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

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, and social services.

The training will be presented by Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities and Laura Burdick, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator.

Registration: The training is for designed community-based organization offering charitable immigration legal services with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must scan and email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org. If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be unenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly. Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is July 5th, 2016 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org.

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Top 5 Transition Issues in Program Management

 

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern

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What do I do when the only BIA representative on staff decides to leave our program without anyone else authorized to practice and continue representing the existing caseload? What’s involved in hiring our nonprofit’s first attorney on staff? What needs to be done if the new Program Director doesn’t know immigration law? What can be done proactively or reactively if we lose our one big grant?

Staff and resource transitions are not uncommon in the life of an immigration program. Unfortunately, not enough programs plan ahead to prevent from losing its ability to practice immigration law through an authorized representative when there’s staff turnover or when revenue streams fluctuate. We hope to address a few complicated scenarios that programs have faced in our network. Presenters will pinpoint the challenges, offer solutions, and share best practices on how to tackle these scenarios head on so services can continue without interruption. Join CLINIC’s Capacity Building Section Project Attorney, Silvana Arista, and Field Support Coordinator, Nathaly Perez, as well as guest speaker Religious Immigration Section Director, Miguel Naranjo, to learn more!

For more information about this webinar please contact Silvana Arista at sarista@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

 

July 14 -15, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

St. James Cathedral

804 Ninth Ave

Seattle, WA 98104

 

 

$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

 

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.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

 

This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Attendees will receive a copy of CLINIC’s highly regarded Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating & Increasing Legal Capacity manual and over 150 power point slides reflecting important lessons from the manual.  The 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 client cases to accept and how to set fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be detailed discussions of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with funders and delivering on grant objectives. The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with many best practices and ideas to make their programs financially stable while delivering high quality immigration legal services. 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, CLINIC’s California legalization Director, and Shaila Rahman, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator.

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Leya Speasmaker. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is July 6, 2015 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information, contact Shaila Rahman at srahman@cliniclegal.org.

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Countdown to Administrative Relief: Free Webinar Series for CLINIC Affiliates (Webinar 4)

March 27, 2015 

2 p.m.

 

CLINIC is continuing to create and update materials and resources to help your program and community prepare for implementation of Administrative Relief. One of these resources is our monthly free affiliate-only webinar series.

The clock is ticking towards opening day for expanded DACA eligibility and the new DAPA program, and we want to help you get ready to serve your clients. CLINIC staff is sponsoring a monthly one-hour webinar to provide legal updates on executive action implementation, as well as  program management tips to help you stay on task to be ready to provide new services in your community. Each webinar will include time to hear your concerns and answer your questions.
 
Please join us on March 27th at 2 p.m. EST for the fourth webinar in the series, where we will review any new legal developments regarding DAPA and DACA, talk about good client screening techniques, share some advocacy updates, and highlight a few affiliate preparation and service delivery models

 

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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

 

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and Catholic Charities, NY

 

April 14 -15, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

Immigration and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities, NY

80 Maiden Lane, 13th Floor

New York, NY 10038

 

Fees:

$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

 

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.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

 

This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to develp and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Attendees will receive updates on the status of Administrative Relief as well as information about how to prepare to serve potentially eligible clients in addition to those seeking other immigration legal services. Attendees will receive a copy of CLINIC’s highly regarded Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating & Increasing Legal Capacity manual and over 150 power point slides reflecting important lessons from the manual.  The manual and curriculum offer 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 client cases to accept and how to set fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be detailed discussions of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with funders and delivering on grant objectives. The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with many best practices and ideas to make their programs financially stable while delivering high quality immigration legal services. 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 Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities, and Nathaly Perez, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator, in addition to local speakers.

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (501) 272-2734 to the attention of Jon Braswell. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is April 4, 2015 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information, contact Jeff Chenoweth at 301-565-4814 or jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training

 

 Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),

Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, and

The Miami New Americans Campaign

 

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Training Location:
Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami

6081 SW 21 Street
Miramar, FL 33023

Tel: 954-320-6907

 

Naturalization Workshop Location:

St. Thomas University School of Law
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054

 

$100* per person from CLINIC affiliates
 $125* per person from other nonprofit agency staff

 $210* per person for private attorneys and staff

*This fee covers materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks 

 

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 Agenda

This two-day event combines one-day of hands-on training to give immigrant advocates, community-based organizers and legal service providers the knowledge of planning and implementing a large "mega" group application workshop serving 250 or more people for naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and future administrative relief.  The following day, participants will volunteer at a large group application naturalization workshop hosted by the Miami New Americans Campaign at St. Thomas University School of Law.  CLINIC invites staff of affiliates and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices to attend this unique training.

 This training will be highly interactive with minimal lecturing.  Participants will be immersed in the following discussion topics and exercises:

  • The naturalization group application workshop model and stages
  • Training resources
  • Media outreach, planning and organizing
  • How to increase efficiency by using  technology such as CitizenshipWorks and CLINIC's self-directed e-learning courses  
  • Workshop set-up
  • Red flags relevant to DACA and naturalization
  • Hypothetical situations
  • Best practices and strategies
  • Creating a workshop plan of action for local implementation
  • Future considerations for administrative relief

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 fax a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 301-565-4824 or rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org  to the attention of Rommel Calderwood. 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. 

Space is limited to 40 participants. Please be sure to register by April 20 under the correct category and for the correct training.  All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment through the website by credit card only.  No checks or cash accepted for payment.

 

See below for information about local travel and hotel options.  Questions may be sent to Rommel Calderwood at rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org or (301) 565-4826.

Logistics:  The nearest airports to the training site are Miami International Airport (19 miles) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County (14 miles).

SuperShuttle services Broward County.  Other transportation options from these airports include car rental or taxi.  

 

Hotel Options:  The following hotels are near the training site, and attendees should make their own reservations for accommodation. Estimates are based on Hotels.com prices.

  • Quality Inn & Suites Hollywood Boulevard

(approx. $144 per night; 2 miles from training site)

4900 Hollywood Blvd 

Hollywood, FL, 33021

 

  • Ramada Hollywood Downtown

(approx. $122 per night; 5 miles from training site)

1925 Harrison St 

Hollywood, FL, 33020

  • Hampton Inn and Suites Ft. Lauderdale/Miramar-Turnpike

(approx. $204 per night; 8 miles from training site)

10990 Marks Way 

Miramar, FL, 33025

 

 

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The Role of Public Libraries in Naturalization


 

Monday, March 9th

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Cost: Free

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Did you know that public libraries in your community can help with your program’s naturalization efforts? Join us for a free webinar to learn how libraries are prepared to support the immigrant community. We will discuss how and why libraries make a strong partner in citizenship efforts; what resources and programmatic support are available to libraries; things to consider when your program is pursuing a partnership with a library; and what efforts exist at the federal level to promote this partnership. The moderators are Laura Burdick, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator and Leya Speasmaker, CLINIC Integration Program Manager. Presenters will include staff from the USCIS Office of Citizenship and CLINIC affiliate agencies. Contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org with questions.

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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

 

November 3 and 4, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

Christ the King Catholic Church 

821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy.

 Tampa, Fl. 33609

 

 

$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

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.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Attendees will receive a copy of CLINIC’s highly regarded Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating & Increasing Legal Capacity manual and over 150 power point slides reflecting important lessons from the manual.  The 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 client cases to accept and how to set fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be detailed discussions of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with funders and delivering on grant objectives. The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. 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 Nathaly Perez, CLINIC’s Field Support Coordinator and Michelle Sardone, CLINIC’s Legalization Director.

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Nathaly Perez. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is October 27, 2015 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Nathaly Perez at nperez@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Implementing Executive Action and Selected Issues in Immigration Program Management

 

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 

January 14 and 15, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

Southerland Asbill & Brennan, LLP

999 Peachtree Street Northeast

 Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 853-8000

 

$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

 

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.

 

REGISTER HERE 

 

Continental breakfast provided.

This content rich, two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include how to implement Executive Action along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, expanded for more advanced learning opportunities. Prepare and plan now for Executive Action, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Citizenship, and your agency’s continuing role in immigrant integration.

 The training will draw from these advanced areas:

► Elements of Executive Action for undocumented populations and the potential program impact for charitable immigration legal services.  THIS TRAINING IS NOT ABOUT SUBSTANTIVE LAW.

►Leadership cultivation skills to build greater internal and external support for program planning and expansion for current needs and expected ones with administrative relief.

►Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can create more professionalism and efficiencies.

►Technology uses for greater marketing, client contact, case management and evaluation including: social media; web-based client interaction tools; and integrated management and legal representation data bases.

►Staffing opportunities, supervision responsibilities and sub-office management. 

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn what data can be collected, analyzed and marketed to compel stakeholders to provide ongoing support for immigration legal services.

► Different service delivery models to serve vulnerable populations and large numbers of applicants at the same time.  Special attention will be given to different group application workshop models.

►Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

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, and social services.

The training will be presented by Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities and Laura Burdick, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator. 

Registration: The training is for the staff of community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is January 8, 2015 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org or 301-565-4815. 

 

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How to Offer Tax Preparation Assistance Services at your Agency

December 11th; 2:00 - 3:30pm (EST)

Register for This Free Webinar

Good moral character is a requirement for naturalization applicants. Paying taxes is one way to establish good moral character, and immigration legal service programs and their agencies can easily assist their clients with this important task. In preparation for the 2015 tax season, attend this webinar to learn quick and easy ways to establish this service within your own agency. Learn how offering tax assistance preparation services promotes immigrant integration within your agency and community. Learn from the experiences of Frank Sanchez of the Telamon Corporation and Alma Vasquez of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee as they explain how they offer this service to their communities, the steps they took to establish the service, and the impact it has had on clients. Contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@clincilegal.org with any questions.

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Preparing for Administrative Relief and Other Selected Issues in Program Management

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

December 2 and 3, 2014

 

Location:

CLINIC

8757 Georgia Avenue

Suite 850

Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

 

$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

 

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.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

This content rich, two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum combines planning for possible administrative relief reforms by The White House with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, expanded for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Forms of administrative relief possibly offered by The White House, timelines for implementation at the national and local levels and what CLINIC is doing on the advocacy front for comprehensive immigration reform.

► Leadership and donor cultivation skills to build greater internal and external support for program planning and expansion, focusing on administrative relief implementation.

►Technology uses for greater marketing, client contact, case management and evaluation including: social media; web-based client interaction tools; and integrated management and legal representation data bases.

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn how to turn data points into compelling stories to gain stakeholder support in the forms of money and human resources.

►Different service delivery models to serve vulnerable populations and large numbers of applicants at the same time.  Special attention will be given to different group application workshop models.

►Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices with each other.

►Individual and small group consultations with CLINIC staff on program-specific AR plans.  Attendees are encouraged to bring written AR implementation plans if possible to gain more feedback from CLINIC staff.  CLINIC’s affiliates can access a CIR/AR planning outline at the link below.  All attendees will be given a planning outline during the December 2 and 3 training.

 

CLINIC's CIR/AR Planning Outline

 

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 Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities, Michelle Sardone, CLINIC's Legalization Program Manager & BIA Full Accredited Representative and Laura Burdick, Leya Speasmaker, and Nathaly Perez, CLINIC Field Support Coordinators. 

Registration: The training is for the staff of community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is November 24th or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Leya Speasmaker at 202-756-3753 or lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org

Hotel accommodations at Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel are next door to CLINIC’s office and training room.  The location is 8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, and the phone number is (301) 589-0800.  Overnight self parking at the hotel is $14 per night. The group code for this block of rooms is CL102.

 

 

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Creating and Managing Sub Offices

October 22nd

2:00 - 3:30 pm (EST)

Register Here

 

Do you serve a large region with one office and wish to expand using sub offices or other spaces? Are you planning to expand your service delivery models to other locations once President Obama announces administrative relief before the end of the year? Perhaps you’ve considered expanding to an additional location but aren’t quite sure where to start.

Join us for this free webinar on sub offices. We will provide information about various components of setting up and managing a legal services sub office and share best practices that demonstrate how strong case management systems are key to a professional and healthy immigration program. Our panelists include affiliate Immigration Legal Director, Schuyler Pisha, Esq of Catholic Social Services of Fall River, Inc. and Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director of CLINIC and past Program Director of Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services (ILS) for the Archdiocese of Washington, to share their experiences supervising program sub offices and staff as well as share best practices.

Register by clicking above. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

For questions or additional information contact Nathaly Perez at nperez@cliniclegal

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BIA Recognition and Accreditation & Immigration Legal Services for Battered Immigrants

Presented by the

U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and ASISTA Immigration Assistance

 

June 3-4, 2014

Holiday Inn Center City Charlotte

230 North College Street

Charlotte, NC 28104

(704) 335-5400

* Registration Deadline is May 12, 2014*

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This two-day course is geared towards non-lawyer legal advocates who will be or are currently working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence (DV) or sexual assault (SA). Trainers will combine a basic overview of immigration law with an introduction to legal and case management skills critical to becoming an effective immigration law advocate. This training is designed to help prepare legal advocates to become Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited. BIA accreditation allows non-lawyers to practice immigration law and assist survivors with obtaining lawful immigration status without the abuser’s knowledge or consent.

Topics covered shall include: an overview of the immigration system and laws, immigrating through marriage and other family relationships, grounds of inadmissibility and removability, immigration remedies under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA and U status), adjustment of status, BIA recognition and accreditation and ethical considerations in working with immigration cases.

The training will be interactive. Participants will learn to assemble a VAWA application and learn effective interviewing and case management skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up to receive an individual consultation on assembling their BIA recognition and accreditation applications. This is a two-day training, and participants will be required to attend both days of the training. 

Faculty members include Silvana Arista, Kristina Karpinski, and Debbie Smith of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and Gail Pendleton of ASISTA Immigration Assistance. CLINIC and ASISTA assists DV and SA advocates with obtaining BIA recognition for their agency and BIA accreditation for themselves as staff working for those agencies.

This training is open to OVW grantees and grant partners from the Legal Assistance for Victims grant program (LAV). Priority for the training will be given to LAV grantees and their grant partners.  Grantees from other OVW grant programs, including OVW Technical Assistance providers, must obtain advanced consent from their Program Specialist and will be confirmed if space is available.  Please note that this training is open solely to non-lawyer legal advocates.

 

Registration is limited to 35 participants. Up to two participants from the same organization/agency are permitted to register. If there are more than two participants from the same organization/agency interested in attending, we will place them on a waiting list and contact them if additional spaces become available.

Please register no later than May 12, 2014:

Registration

 

Do you need special accommodations and/or wheelchair access? Will you require a spoken language interpreter? Will you require open captioning, American Sign Language or other type of interpreting services?  

 

If you have any questions about the training or registration form, please contact: Silvana Arista of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) at 301-565-4827 or via Email at sarista@cliniclegal.org.

 

 

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Establishing a Strong Case Management System: Part II

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A strong case management system is key to a healthy immigration legal program. A strong case management system helps ensure consistency, uniformity, and a high quality of work. It balances the interests of the client in getting the best and speediest representation with those of the agency in providing services efficiently. Join us for Part II of this series. It will focus on case file organization standards, case notes standards, a filing system, case closing procedures, and a tickler system to ensure important deadlines are not missed. The presenters are Director of CLINIC's Capacity Building Section Jeff Chenoweth, and CLINIC Attorney and Field Support Coordinator Martin Gauto.

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All About BIA Recognition & Accreditation

March 20th

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free

 

Would you like to know more about how your nonprofit agency and staff can become authorized to provide immigration legal services? Join us for this webinar training on Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) agency recognition and staff accreditation. BIA agency recognition and staff accreditation is the Department of Justice's certification of nonprofit legal immigration programs and their staff. It allows non-attorneys to practice immigration law as authorized representatives. Increasing the number of BIA recognized agencies, locations, and accredited staff will be essential for implementing Comprehensive Immigration Reform and serving the millions of immigrants who will be eligible for relief. During this webinar, we will discuss the requirements for recognition and accreditation; the process for submitting an application; and the latest BIA developments. The presenters are CLINIC Attorney Silvana Arista and CLINIC Field Support Coordinator Laura Burdick.

 

Register Here

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

 

For questions or additional information contact Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Top Ten Issues in Program Management

February 18th

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free for Members and Subscribers

Join CLINIC for a conversation about the top most common program management issues and how program managers resolve them. Topics will range from the equipment and tools needed for an immigration legal service program to tracking cases data and deadlines to setting a budget for staff professional development. Capacity Building director Jeff Chenoweth and Field Support Coordinator Leya Speasmaker will be presenting.  

 

Register Here.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  

 

For questions or additional information contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

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Selected Issues in Immigration Program Management

 Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 

September 17 and 18, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

CLINIC

8757 Georgia Avenue, Ste. 850

Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

$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

 

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.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

Register Here

 

This content rich, two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning for "on the horizon" issues such as possible administrative relief reforms by The White House, comprehensive immigration reform, DACA along with elements of CLINIC's highly praised Immigration Program Management training, expanded for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

► Leadership cultivation skills to build greater internal and external support for program planning and expansion.

►Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can create more professionalism and efficiencies.

►Technology uses for greater marketing, client contact, case management and evaluation including: social media; web-based client interaction tools; and integrated management and legal representation data bases.

►Staffing opportunities, supervision responsibilities and sub-office management. 

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn what data can be collected, analyzed and marketed to compel stakeholders to provide ongoing support for immigration legal services.

►Group application workshop models with consideration of current uses in addition to prospective use for unexpected changes in immigration law or policy.

►Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

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 Jeanne Atkinson, CLINIC's Executive Director, Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC's Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities, Michelle Sardone, CLINIC's Legalization Program Manager & BIA Full Accredited Representative, Laura Burdick, Leya Speasmaker, and Nathaly Perez, CLINIC Field Support Coordinators, and Rommel Calderwood, Project Coordinator.

 

 

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is September 10, 2014 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Leya Speasmaker at 301-565-4816 or lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

 Register Here

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Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management

 

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and Catholic Charities of Portland

 

April 3 and 4, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

Catholic Charities of Portland

2740 SE Powell Blvd. #2

Portland, OR 97202

 

$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

 

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.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

Register Here

 

This two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning activities for comprehensive immigration reform along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, extended for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Planning in advance for implementing comprehensive immigration reform. Participants will be asked to analyze how they plan to respond to a sharp increase in demand of clients applying for immigration benefits after the passage of new legislation. Discussion will also include how to prepare leadership, funders, and the community for changes in service provision and the need for additional support and resources.

►Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can accommodate a higher client demand sure to come after comprehensive immigration law is passed.

►Program management challenges and ethical dilemmas with proposed solutions. Participants will learn from actual and hypothetical cases and share their own experiences. 

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn a logic model and apply it to designing a project and spotlighting outcomes which are attractive to many funders. Participants will also learn how to use the likelihood of new legislation in funding proposals, community events, and other marketing arenas to garner additional support for the immigration program.

►Group application workshop models with consideration of current uses in addition to prospective use for unexpected changes in immigration law or policy. Each participant will practice the workshop model and create a workshop plan for her or his program.

►Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

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, California Legalization Director, and Martin Gauto, Field Support Coordinator.

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is March 27, 2014 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Leya Speasmaker at 301-565-4816 or lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and CUNY Citizenship NOW!

 

May 20 and 21, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

City University of New York

Graduate Center

365 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10016 (at 34th Street)

Room C197

 

$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

 

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.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

Register Here

 

This two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning activities for comprehensive immigration reform along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, extended for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Planning in advance for implementing Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). Participants will focus on:

  • Needs assessment and special, under-served populations;
  • Leadership and stakeholder cultivation for decision making and support;
  • Staffing and volunteer roles;
  • Infrastructure and technology needs;
  • Partnerships for maximum service coverage and complimentary systems; and
  • Creating CIR implementation into a short and long-term immigrant integration initiative locally and nationally. 

Special attention will be given to multiple service delivery models that can be managed concurrently to serve large numbers of people appropriately.  A hands-on “Preparing for CIR Passage Day” exercise will be offered, time permitting, CLINIC will present highlights from 25 comprehensive immigration reform plans created by selected nonprofits in its network of over 250 affiliates.

►Sharing best practices on DACA renewal models and looping DACA renewals into building a potential client base for CIR.

►Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can accommodate a higher client demand sure to come after comprehensive immigration law is passed. Expert practitioners will share how they generate and analyze more data using their electronic case management system.

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn new and improved ways of spotlighting and story-telling program and client-service outcomes which are attractive to many funders. 

Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

Training topics are subject to change given extenuating circumstances. 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 Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities, Silvana Arista, CLINIC Project Attorney and Laura Burdick and Nathaly Perez, CLINIC Field Support Coordinators, in addition to local speakers. 

 

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is May 13, 2014 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Jeff Chenoweth at 301-565-4814 or jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org.

 

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Immigration Program Management Training

Sponsored by

The California Community Foundation

 

February 10 and 11, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

The California Community Foundation

Joan Palevsky Convening Center

281 S. Figueroa St., ground floor

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

 

$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

 

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.

This two-day training provides an 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 other 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.  Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve immigration legal services.  The training will be presented by Jack Holmgren, Attorney and California Legalization Director and Martin Gauto, Attorney and Field Support Coordinator with CLINIC’s Capacity Building Section.

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).

 

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

 

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This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is January 29, 2014 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Martin Gauto at 213-251-3572 or mgauto@cliniclegal.org.

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Immigration Program Management Training

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and the Diocese of Orlando


January 30 and 31, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

Orlando Chancery Office

50 E. Robinson St.

 Orlando, FL 32801

 

$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

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.

 

Continental breakfast provided.

 

This two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning activities for comprehensive immigration reform along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, extended for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Planning in advance for implementing comprehensive immigration reform. Participants will be asked to analyze how they plan to respond to a sharp increase in demand of clients applying for immigration benefits after the passage of new legislation. Discussion will also include how to prepare leadership, funders, and the community for changes in service provision and the need for additional support and resources.

►Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can accommodate a higher client demand sure to come after comprehensive immigration law is passed.

►Program management challenges and ethical dilemmas with proposed solutions. Participants will learn from actual and hypothetical cases and share their own experiences. 

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn a logic model and apply it to designing a project and spotlighting outcomes which are attractive to many funders. Participants will also learn how to use the likelihood of new legislation in funding proposals, community events, and other marketing arenas to garner additional support for the immigration program.

►Group application workshop models with consideration of current uses in addition to prospective use for unexpected changes in immigration law or policy. Each participant will practice the workshop model and create a workshop plan for her or his program.

►Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

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 Michelle Sardone, CLINIC’s Legalization Director, Leya Speasmaker, CLINIC’s Field Support Coordinator, and Silvana Arista, CLINIC’s Project Director. 

 

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Jon Braswell. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

 

Register Here

 

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is January 23, 2014 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Leya Speasmaker at 301-565-4816 or lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

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Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training

Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training

 Sponsored by:
The New Americans Campaign

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),

Immigration Advocates Network, and

NALEO Educational Fund

Saturday, November 16, 2013

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Preceding the 6th Annual National Immigrant Integration Conference

Location:
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

(305) 374-0000

$100 per person from CLINIC affiliates
 $125 per person from other nonprofit agency staff

 $210 per person for private attorneys and staff

Agenda

Includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks 

This one-day, hands-on training gives immigrant advocates, community-based organizers and legal service providers the knowledge of planning and implementing a large "mega" group application workshop serving 250 or more people for naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and future comprehensive immigration reform.  CLINIC invites staff of affiliates and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices to attend.

 This training will be highly interactive with minimal lecturing.  Participants will be immersed in the following discussion topics and exercises:

  • The naturalization group application workshop model and stages

  • Training resources

  • Media outreach, planning and organizing

  • How to increase efficiency by using  technology such as CitizenshipWorks and CLINIC's self-directed e-learning course on naturalization 

  • Workshop set-up

  • Red flags relevant to DACA and naturalization

  • Hypothetical situations

  • Best practices and strategies

  • Creating a workshop plan of action for local implementation

  • Future considerations for comprehensive immigration reform

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 fax a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 301-565-4824 or rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org  to the attention of Rommel Calderwood. 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. 

Space is limited to 50 participants. Please be sure to register by November 13 under the correct category and for the correct training.  All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment through the website by credit card only.  No checks or cash accepted for payment.

See below for information about local travel and hotel options.  Questions may be sent to Rommel Calderwood at rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org or (301) 565-4826.

Logistics:  The nearest airports to the training site are Miami International Airport (7 miles) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County (24 miles).

SuperShuttle services Miami Downtown.  Other transportation options from these airports include Miami-Dade Metro Transit, car rental or taxi.  

Hotel Options:  The following hotels are near the training site, and attendees should make their own reservations for accommodation.

Hilton Miami Downtown (location of the training)
($206 per night; Group rate will apply for National Immigrant Integration Conference attendees)
1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay
($189 per night; 0.3 mile from training site)
1717 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL, 33132

Spring Hill Suites Miami Airport East/Medical Center
($169 per night; 1.5 mile from training site)
1311 NW 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

REGISTER HERE

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Working with Volunteers to Serve More Clients

September 10, 2013
Working with Volunteers to Serve More Clients

 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free

The Immigration Advocates Network invites you to join a free webinar, "Working with Volunteers to Serve More Clients. This webinar will discuss how to recruit volunteers at large firms, small practices, and the local AILA chapter; how to maintain a successful volunteer-based project; and where to find resources on working with volunteers. The panelists are Karen Grisez, Public Service Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Meredith Linsky, Director, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR); Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC); and Susan Timmons, Associate Director, Practice and Professionalism Center, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).


Register by clicking here. After registering you will receive an email confirmation containing information onjoining the webinar.

If you have questions, email IAN at support@immigrationadvocates.org.  

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BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs

BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Free

Join us for CLINIC’s kick-off webinar for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) preparation in 2013, the first in a series. This free webinar training will cover the application process and requirements for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation. We will also discuss the latest BIA developments, including the new FAQ sheet released by the BIA, training requirements for staff, and issues the BIA is analyzing before submitting proposed changes to recognition and accreditation regulations. BIA agency recognition and staff accreditation is the Department of Justice’s certification of nonprofit legal immigration programs and their staff. It allows non-attorneys to practice immigration law as authorized representatives. Increasing the number of BIA recognized agencies, locations, and accredited staff will be essential for implementing CIR and bringing legal services to the millions of immigrants who will be eligible for relief. This webinar will be presented by CLINIC Attorneys Silvana Arista and Sarah Bronstein and CLINIC Field Support Coordinator Laura Burdick. For questions, please contact Laura Burdick at lburdick@cliniclegal.org.

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Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management

Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management  

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

October 24 - 25, 2013

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

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Day Two

Location:

CLINIC's new office

8757 Georgia Avenue, Ste. 850

Silver Spring, MD 20910

$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
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.
Continental breakfast provided.
Hotel available next door to CLINIC’s training room.
Cancellations for hotel required by October 9


This newly developed training is focused on methods to plan and implement Comprehensive Immigration Reform, specifically Registered Provisional Immigrant status as currently passed in Senate Bill 744. The curriculum includes a CIR Planning Checklist and Outline that attendees can use for their own community-level planning. The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Presenting up-to-date data on the undocumented by residence by city, length of residence, nationality, age, income level, and education level completed.  Data will be studied with application towards service delivery opportunities and challenges.

►Identifying how to acquire more leadership and stakeholder support for planning and resource development.  Discussion will include different definitions of successful CIR implementation based on local realities and revenue raising options to achieve success. 

►Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness. Participants will learn a logic model and apply it to designing a project and spotlighting outcomes which are attractive to many funders. Participants will also learn how to use the likelihood of new legislation in funding proposals, community events, and other marketing arenas to garner additional support for the immigration program.

► Learning human resource models and infrastructure needs to build-up service delivery capacity and efficiency. A short presentation will be given on Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff and volunteer accreditation.

► Evaluating technology enhancements including client and program databases.  Discussion will include how web-based databases can serve more people efficiently, increase staff efficiency and tell successful stories about outcomes.

►Community education messages tailored for each phase of CIR from pre-passage, registration, adjustment of status, and naturalization spanning a decade or more.  The role of partnerships in community education and other service delivery needs will be addressed.

►Service delivery diagrams will be presented to show how different charitable immigration legal programs have already drafted service delivery models for implementing CIR.

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: Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC's Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities; Michelle Sardone, CLINIC's Legalization Program Manager & BIA Full Accredited Representative; and Laura Burdick and Leya Speasmaker, CLINIC Field Support Coordinators; Silvana Arista, Project Attorney; and Rommel Calderwood, CLINIC Project Coordinator

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649 to the attention of Andrés Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.


This training is expected to fill up quickly. Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is October 10, 2013 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Leya Speasmaker at 202-756-3753 or lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

 

REGISTER HERE

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Training Location: 

Immigration Program Management Training

Immigration Program Management Training

Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Hosted by

Catholic Charities of Central Texas

February 28 – March 1, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
1625 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754

$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

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.

Continental breakfast provided.

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. 

This training is continuously updated to reflect recent laws such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the new provisional unlawful presence waiver.  It will help you to prepare for even bigger changes such as Comprehensive Immigration Reform, AgJOBS, and DREAM Act.

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 a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. 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 Michelle Sardone, BIA Fully Accredited Representative, Jack Holmgren, Attorney, and Laura Burdick, Field Support Coordinator, all of whom work at CLINIC’S Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Support Coordinators. 

 Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649 to the attention of Andrés Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training.  All registration changes, cancellations or disenrollments are subject to an administrative charge of $70.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.”

Space is limited to 30 participants. The registration deadline is February 15, 2013 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Michelle Sardone at (202) 756-5503.

REGISTER HERE

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Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management

Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Other Selected Issues in Program Management

Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Hosted by
Catholic Charities CYO San Francisco

September 17 – September 18, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities CYO San Francisco
180 Howard Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94105-1696
(415) 972-1200

$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

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. 

Continental breakfast provided.

This two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning activities for comprehensive immigration reform along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, extended for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

  • Planning in advance for implementing comprehensive immigration reform. Participants will be asked to analyze how they plan to respond to a sharp increase in demand of clients applying for immigration benefits after the passage of new legislation. Discussion will also include how to prepare leadership, funders, and the community for changes in service provision and the need for additional support and resources.
  • Case management policies, procedures, and forms. Participants will be asked to bring their case management forms to the training for a thorough review of forms in use and assess them against best practices. Attention will be given to developing policies and procedures that can accommodate a higher client demand sure to come after comprehensive immigration law is passed.
  • Program management challenges and ethical dilemmas with proposed solutions. Participants will learn from actual and hypothetical cases and share their own experiences. 
  • Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn a logic model and apply it to designing a project and spotlighting outcomes which are attractive to many funders. Participants will also learn how to use the likelihood of new legislation in funding proposals, community events, and other marketing arenas to garner additional support for the immigration program.
  • Group application workshop models with consideration of current uses in addition to prospective use for unexpected changes in immigration law or policy. Each participant will practice the workshop model and create a workshop plan for her or his program.
  • Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

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 Jeff Chenoweth, Director of CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities, Michelle Sardone, CLINIC's Legalization Program Manager & BIA Full Accredited Representative and Jack Holmgren, Attorney and Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC’s Capacity Building Section. 

Registration: The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices.  If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649 to the attention of Andrés Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter.  If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number.  Payment is by credit card only.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is August 31, 2013 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Jack Holmgren at 415-394-8074 or jholmgren@cliniclegal.org.

REGISTER HERE

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Immigration Program Management Training with Optional LawLogix Professional Level Certification Workshop

Immigration Program Management Training with Optional LawLogix Professional Level Certification Workshop

Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Hosted by
LawLogix

November 13-14, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Day Two

Optional Third Day of Training*
November 15, 2012
Professional Level Certification Workshop

  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Day Three
*Open to all current LawLogix users who have participated in the basic New User Web training.

Location:
LawLogix Training Center
3111 N. Central Ave
 Phoenix, AZ 85012

$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

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.

Continental breakfast provided.


The first two days of this training provide a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. The training 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 also be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DACA applicants, using an army of volunteers, 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 a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. Past participants have used information from this training to build or expand their legal immigration capacity.


Optional Third Day of Training*
*Open to all current LawLogix users who have participated in the basic New User Web training.

Become a PowerUser of LawLogix after this one day training at the LawLogix headquarters in Phoenix. Participants will gain experience and expertise on how best to use the software’s features to maximize efficient and high-quality legal service provision. Hands-on practice will be provided to assist with case management, reporting features, the EDGE calendar, and more.


General Training Information

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 Michelle Sardone, both of whom work at CLINIC’S Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Service Coordinators.  The optional third day of training will be provided by LawLogix staff.

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 30 participants. The registration deadline is November 5, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information call Michelle Sardone at (202) 756-5503. 

Click here for loging options.

REGISTER HERE

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Training Location: 

"Mega" Group Application Workshop Training

"Mega" Group Application Workshop Training -
A Series of Three Training Events:


1) Mega Workshop Webinar - Wednesday, September 12 -2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT (Register below)

2) Mega Workshop Training in Los Angeles - Friday, November 16

3) Mega Naturalization Workshop Event in Los Angeles - Saturday, November 17
(registration for the November 16 and 17 events will be open soon)

Webinar Hosted By:
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
&
NALEO Educational Fund

This series of three training events is the first of its kind. The purposes of the events are to: 1) educate charitable immigration legal staff on the unique differences of planning and implementing a large, "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action; 2) offer a one-day, on-site training in Los Angeles about the mega workshop model; and 3) give trainees actual "mega" workshop experience the next day serving an estimated number of 350 naturalization applicants.     

The webinar and on-site 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.    

Please note that registration for the training and workshop will be released at a later date soon. Registration for the September 12 webinar is not required to attend the on-site training and workshop. Registration for the webinar is not a commitment to attend the training or workshop. For questions, please contact Jeff Chenoweth at jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org or 202-635-5826.

REGISTER HERE

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Hot Topics in Immigration Program Management Training

  Hot Topics in Immigration Program Management Training

Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

September 13-14 2012
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST – Day One
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST – Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities USA
2050 Ballenger Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-1390

$270 per person from affiliate agencies; $810 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)


$295 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $885 cap
( 50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$425 per person for private attorneys and staff

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.

Lunch for both days is catered and included in the registration fee

This two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training but extend beyond it for more advanced learning opportunities.  The training will draw from these advanced areas:

►Group application workshop models for unexpected changes in immigration law or policy such as Deferred Action for DREAMers. Each participant will practice the workshop model and create a workshop plan for her or his program.

► Measuring program outcomes for fundraising and marketing effectiveness.  Participants will learn a logic model and apply it to designing a project and spotlighting outcomes which are attractive to many funders.

►Program management challenges and ethical dilemmas with proposed solutions. Participants will learn from actual and hypothetical cases and share their own experiences. 

► BIA Recognition and Accreditation.  Participants will learn about unique opportunities for volunteers to contribute to your program and how to prepare for anticipated changes to be made by the BIA in the recognition and accreditation process.

►Open forum for participants to raise issues, ask questions and share good practices that are replicable.

The training is highly interactive.  Participants will leave with useful and customized tools to help them create or improve immigration legal services.  

 

Presenters: Jeff Chenoweth, CLINIC’s Capacity Building Section Director and Laura Burdick and Michelle Sardone, CLINIC Field Support Coordinators

Registration details and deadline
The training is for the staff of community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status. As a requirement of registration, 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 202-635-2649 to the attention of Michelle Sardone. 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.

The deadline for registration is August 31, 2012 or sooner if registration is filled.  Only on-line registration and payment by credit card is accepted at the CLINIC web site.   For space reasons, we suggest you register early. Registration may close prior to the stated deadline if the number or registrants reaches capacity. If that happens, the website will not accept your credit card payment. For more information, contact Michelle Sardone at msardone@cliniclegal.org or 202-756-5503.

REGISTER HERE

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Training Location: 

Immigration Program Management Training

Immigration Program Management Training

Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Hosted by
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

July 31st and August 1st,  2012
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Day One
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
1200 2nd Ave South, Board Room
Minneapolis, MN
651-647-3113

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $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

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are on your own.

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 a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. 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 Michelle Sardone, BIA Fully Accredited Representative and Jack Holmgren, Attorney, both of whom work at CLINIC’S Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Service Coordinators. 

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 30 participants. The registration deadline is July 20, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information call Jack Holmgren at (415) 394-8074.

Lodging

Hilton Hotel, at 1001 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis is directly across from the training site.

The Twin Cities has numerous other lodging options.

REGISTER HERE

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Training Location: 

Building Legal Immigration Services Capacity through National Networks and their Affiliates

Building Legal Immigration Services Capacity through

 National Networks and their Affiliates

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 June 19 & 20, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Day One
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Day Two

This training is free and by invitation only.  You must request to register someone who did not receive this invitation directly 

Location

Catholic Charities USA
2050 Ballenger Avenue, 4th Floor,
Alexandria, VA 22314

 

The site is in "Old Town" Alexandria, a historical location along the Potomac River with interesting 18th and early 19th Century buildings

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

REGISTER HERE

The registration deadline is June 6. For details about the event, contact Jeff Chenoweth at 202-635-5826 or jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org.

This training is CLINIC's third event to increase collaboration among national networks and build capacity for local immigration legal programs. While CLINIC is the host, it will benefit from the contributions of World Relief staff and other networks in attendance.

The goals of the training are to increase:1) collaboration among national networks; 2) the availability of charitable legal immigration programs; 3) national network capacity to support local programs through the provision of Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) agency recognition and staff accreditation; and 4) staff use of best practices with greater professionalism and ethical conduct.

The training will provide an opportunity for attendees to:

● meet with EOIR/BIA (to be invited) to discuss developments in the BIA recognition and accreditation process and USCIS on its public engagement campaigns and business redesign particularly e-filing of immigration benefit applications. EOIR and USCIS presence is dependent on their availability;

● identify support services necessary to help local programs fulfill the anticipated BIA recognition and accreditation regulations;

● share and learn from national network materials and toolkits designed to create, expand and sustain immigration legal programs;

● learn different program evaluation methods to build greater stakeholder support primarily by transforming program and client service data into compelling messages and stories;

● spot-check ethical dilemmas and violations that need to be avoided at the direct legal representation level to protect clients and agencies from harm; and

● observe and learn from different technologies and multi-media tools used to promote and facilitate access to immigration benefits, particularly naturalization (i.e. demographic mapping; self-directed e-learning on naturalization law and the group application workshop model); CitizenshipWorks; case management web-based systems; and CLINIC's new La Ciudadanía: Cambia Tu Vida (Citizenship: Change Your Life) campaign, a multi-media package of television and radio commercials, posters, postcards (viral and paper) to encourage relatives and peers to naturalize; a Spanish-language website and more.

Lodging, Local Transportation

Hotels

The Westin Alexandria (across the street from CCUSA)
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 253-8600

Hilton Alexandria Old Town (near the King Street Metro and short walk to CCUSA)
1767 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-0440

Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/Duke Street
1456 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-5474

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Embassy Suites Alexandria Old Town
1900 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-5900

Shuttle Service Information for Embassy Suites:
Complimentary shuttle is offered within 2 Mile Radius of the Hotel

Hampton Inn Alexandria-Old Town/King Street
1616 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 299-9900

This hotel does not provide shuttle service

Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria (shuttle service information below)
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 836-4700
Toll Free: 1(800) 325-3535

Shuttle Service Information for the Sheraton Suites:
Shuttles pick up in front of doors #5 and #9 at the baggage claim. Shuttles run every 30 minutes

Hours of Operation:
6 AM to 10 AM
4 PM to 8PM
*After 8PM, shuttle runs every hour until 11PM.

Please feel free to call the hotel when you arrive to schedule shuttle service at (703) 836-4700. If you arrive after 11 PM taxis are available from the airport at a fee of approximately $15-18.

Metro Directions to the Sheraton Suites:

If you choose to utilize the Metro (http://www.wmata.com/) to get to the hotel you will enter at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station and will exit at the next stop, Braddock Road station for the hotel. You must take the Franconia-Springfield train on the Blue Line or the Huntington train if it is the Yellow Line train.  These lines are parallel between the airport and Braddock Road station so it does not matter which train you take so long as you are going in the right direction.

Upon exiting the Braddock Road Metro station, you should head north on North West Street towards Madison Street, turn right onto Madison Street, and turn left onto North Saint Asaph Street; the hotel will be on your right. It is approximately an 11 minute walk; therefore, for your convenience, you should take the hotel shuttle from the airport or arrange the hotel shuttle to pick you up from the Braddock Road Metro station by calling (703) 836-4700.

Registration

Register by clicking the link at the top of this announcement.

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What's In It For Me? The Insider's Guide to the CLINIC & LawLogix Partnership

March 13, 2012
What's In It For Me? The Insider's Guide to the CLINIC & LawLogix Partnership

 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free


Get the inside scoop on what the CLINIC and LawLogix exclusive partnership means for current and new LawLogix users in CLINIC's network of affiliates.  Learn more about:

* Pricing Discounts for CLINIC affiliates
* Special added services

* Training and Certification
* Other additional details

* Sessions during the Convening

REGISTER HERE

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. 

For additional information, please contact Jeff Chenoweth at jchenoweth@cliniclegal.org.   

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E-learning at CLINIC: Find Out What It's All About

E-learning at CLINIC: Find Out What It's All About

February 29, 2012

2:00 pm-2:45 pm EST


Are you interested in taking CLINIC trainings without leaving your office? And eager for a deeper understanding of immigration law topics like Inadmissibility, Immigration Consequences of Crimes, and Family-Based Immigration? If so, then CLINIC's e-learning courses may be right for you. How can you find out more about how elearning works, what it is and what you need to do to take part in an elearning course?  Join this free webinar on February 29th as Training and Legal Support attorneys Jennie Guilfoyle and Susan Schreiber lead a tour of CLINIC's e-learning site; explain how our courses work; and offer a look at the material CLINIC will cover in our March-April e-learning courses, Inadmissibility, Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes, and Introduction to Family-Based Immigration. 

REGISTER HERE

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.   For additional information, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.  

Training Category: 

Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 4: Network Technology Innovations

April 24, 2012
Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 4: Network Technology Innovations

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

Join us for Part 4 in a four part series for a presentation of tech innovations within the CLINIC network. We'll learn about CitizenshipWorks, a program designed to assist local programs in helping clients naturalize. We'll also learn from several network affiliates about innovative ways they've used technology in their offices and how it has impacted the way they reach the public. Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's Washington DC office will moderate the discussion. The first three webinars in this series are archived at www.cliniclegal.org.

REGISTER HERE

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

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Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 3: Case Management Software

March 27, 2012
Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 3: Case Management Software

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

Join us for Part 3 in a four part series for a conversation about case management software and other database capabilities. Topics will include why to use case management software, how to choose a software package, and how best to use software in your daily work. Jack Holmgren, a Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's San Francisco office, will moderate the discussion. Stay tuned for the final webinar in this series: April 24.

REGISTER HERE

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

Training Category: 

Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 2: Effectively Using Social Media and Outreach Tools

February 28, 2012
Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 2: Effectively Using Social Media and Outreach Tools

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

Join us for Part 2 in a four part series as we talk about how best to use social media and outreach tech tools to increase the visibility of your program on the internet.  We'll compare the current options such as blogging, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter and examine the pluses and minuses of using each one.  We'll also talk about sources for tech support, particularly for non-profits. Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's Washington DC office will moderate the discussion. Stay tuned for the next 2 webinars in this series: March 27 and April 24.

REGISTER HERE

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.  For additional information contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

Training Category: 

Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 1: Introduction to Office Technology Tools

January 31, 2012
Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 1: Introduction to Office Technology Tools 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Cost:  Free

Join us for Part 1 in a four part series as we explore quick and easy tech upgrades your program can make to improve communication and service to the community . We'll talk about technological changes coming down the pike from USCIS and why it is important to get a jump start on planning for those today. We will also hear from several members of CLINIC staff give tips on how best to access technology used by our organization to better serve our network. Leya Speasmaker, Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's Washington D.C. office will moderate the discussion on how best to leverage the power of technology to your program's advantage. Stay tuned for the next 3 webinars in this series: February 28, March 27, and April 24.

Register by clicking here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

 For additional information contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

 

Training Category: 

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.

 

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The Nuts and Bolts of Case Management and Legal Supervision

The Nuts and Bolts of Case Management and Legal Supervision

November 10, 2011 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

How do you ensure your case management systems are working effectively? How do you ensure the quality of your immigration work before it is filed? How can you ensure your program is providing quality immigration services?  In this 90 minute webinar, we will discuss the importance of case management and legal supervision in your immigration program.  You will learn what it is, who can supervise, what supervision entails and where and how often supervision needs to occur.  CLINIC affiliates will be sharing their legal supervision model.  Please join Helen Chen, Field Support Coordinator of CLINIC, Kathleen Walsh, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Raleigh and Lisa Chun, Supervising Attorney of North Carolina Justice Center.  

Non-affiliates can register by clicking here.

Click here for complimentary webinar registration (log in required)

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar.

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