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Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Co-Sponsored by

Immigration and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 

February 25 – 26, 2016

8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Day One

8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Day Two

 

Location:

Adams and Reese LLP

One Shell Square, 45th Floor

701 Poydras St, Suite 4500

New Orleans, LA 70139

 

$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

 

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

 

This two-day training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through large group presentations and small group exercises, participants learn about rights and remedies under immigration law, the functions of the different government agencies that carry out immigration law, and the fundamentals of interviewing clients, preparing applications, and staying up-to-date on the law.  Topics covered include the family-based petition process, adjustment of status, consular processing, inadmissibility and deportability concepts and selected grounds, naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and BIA recognition and accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Ilissa Mira.

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 email a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Jon Braswell at: jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org. 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. An application for Louisiana CLE credit is pending.

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

 

Space is limited so register early. The deadline for registration is February 18, 2016 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at: jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org

 

For the training agenda, click here

 

 

Training Location and Lodging

 

Adams and Reese LLP is located in downtown New Orleans  A number of hotels in the downtown and French Quarter areas are a reasonable distance from the training site.  We’ve listed several nearby hotels for your convenience.  You may contact them directly for information on rates and booking.  We also recommend that you visit discount travel websites, such as priceline.com or hotels.com, to look for additional accommodation options at reduced rates.

There are a number of hotels within a mile of the training site, including the following: 

  • Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue, 333 Saint Charles Avenue, (504) 378-2800 (.1 miles)
  • Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans, 820 Poydras Street, (504) 529-7800 (.1 miles)
  • Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter, 821 Gravier Street, (504) 324-6000 (.3 miles)
  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, (504) 525-2500 (.4 miles)
  • The Blake Hotel New Orleans, 500 Saint Charles Avenue (504) 522-9000 (.4 miles)
  • Holiday Inn New Orleans Downtown, 330 Loyola Avenue (504) 581-1600 (.5 miles)

 

 

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In-Person Training: Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Co-Sponsored by

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 

September 24-25, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

 

Location:

Catholic Charities of Dallas

1st Floor Conference Room

9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
Dallas, Texas 75243
214-634-7182 x228

$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

 View the Agenda

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

 

This two-day training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate.  Through large group presentations and small group exercises, participants learn about rights and remedies under immigration law, the functions of the different government agencies that carry out immigration law, and the fundamentals of interviewing clients, preparing applications, and staying up-to-date on the law.  Topics covered include the family-based petition process, adjustment of status, consular processing, inadmissibility and deportability concepts and selected grounds, citizenship and naturalization, Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and BIA recognition and accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Jennifer Riddle.

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 your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (510) 272-2734 to the attention of Jon Braswell. 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. 

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

 

Space is limited to 60 participants. The deadline for registration is September 21, 2015 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at:jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org.

 

Training Location and Parking: Catholic Charities is located on the northeast corner of intersection of the LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635) and Abrams Road.  The office is in the Northcreek Place office park, across the parking lot from the Chase Bank building.  Free parking is available anywhere in the office complex parking lot.

 

Lodging Information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $95 plus tax at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Park Central, 9089 Vantage Point Drive, Dallas, TX  75243.  For reservations, call the hotel at 972-889-9972, and ask for the “CLINIC” rate of $95.

 

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The Sixth Conference on Effective Representation of Refugees and Asylees

Co-Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Catholic Charities of Dallas, Church World Service, Elon University School of Law, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Human Rights First, International Rescue Committee, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, USCCB Migration and Refugee Services, World Relief

 

March 25 - 26, 2014

March 27, 2014 - Optional Tour of the Texas Service Center

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST – Day One

8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST – Day Two

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST - Optional Tour

 

Location:

Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria

4801 LBJ Freeway

Dallas, TX 75244

 

 Register Here

Please note: You can’t register for the tour without registering for the training

 

$285 per person from affiliate and co-sponsoring agencies; $855 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office location)
$310 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $930 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office location)

$430 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.

Training materials, lunch and a reception on March 25th are included in the registration fee.  Lunch is on your own on March 26th.

 

This two-day training conference is designed for legal workers and attorneys who work with refugees, asylees and their families on immigration law matters. The conference agenda includes presentations and discussions on current issues affecting refugees and asylees, including adjustment of status, obtaining derivative status for family members and other family reunification issues, security-related and criminal inadmissibility grounds, and other related issues. In addition to presentations by immigration law practitioners, participants will hear from immigration officers working at the Texas Service Center and other government speakers. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Texas Service Center and meet with staff on the morning of March 27th (separate registration is required to participate; there is an additional $20 fee if you want to take the bus to the TSC, as outlined below).  Approval of Texas MCLE credit is pending. 

 

This training is for the staff of sponsoring agencies, and other community-based organizations (CBOs) with IRS (501(c) (3)) nonprofit status and private attorneys and staff.  Space is limited. The registration deadline is March 14th or sooner if capacity is reached.  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.  For more information on registration, contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@clinclegal.org.

 

On March 27th buses will leave at approximately 8:00 a.m. from the Sheraton for the Texas Service Center and return to the hotel around 1:00 p.m.  If you are flying out of Dallas that day, we suggest you make reservations for a flight departing after 3:30 p.m.  The fee for round-trip bus transportation is $20.

 

To view a draft agenda, please click here

 

A block of hotel rooms is reserved at the Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria at 4801 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244 at a rate of $119.00 for single or double occupancy.  For reservations, call 1-800-325-3535 and provide the operator with the address above and the group name:  CLINIC Room Block.  You may also reserve a room online here.  

To receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by March 10, 2014.  Note that complimentary breakfast and internet access are provided for all hotel guests.

 

 

 Register Here

Please note: You can’t register for the tour without registering for the training

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Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Co-Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Inc.

and

Latin American Association

 

March 13-14, 2014

8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Day One

8:45 a.m. – 4:45p.m. – Day Two

 

 Location:

Blackburn Conference Center

John Marshall Law School

1405 Spring St.

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 872-3593

 

Application for Georgia CLE Credit Pending*

 

$235 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $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

 

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

This two-day training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through large group presentations, skits, and small group exercises, participants learn about rights and remedies under immigration law, the functions of the different government agencies that carry out immigration law,and the fundamentals of interviewing clients, preparing applications, and staying up-to-date on the law.  Topics covered include the family-based petition process, adjustment of status, consular processing, inadmissibility and deportability concepts and select grounds, naturalization and BIA accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Tatyana Delgado, Ilissa Mira and Susan Schreiber.

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 your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202-635-2649 to the attention of Jonathan Cochrane-Braswell. 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.  

Note that this is an interactive training with several small group exercises included in the curriculum. Prior to the training, participants will receive an email with some short reading and worksheet assignments to be completed before the training starts. Participants will also have a homework assignment to complete for day two of the training.

Space is limited to 50 participants. The deadline for registration is March 12th or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Jonathan Cochrane-Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org. For the agenda and additional information, click here.

 

Training Site: The John Marshall Law School is located in downtown Atlanta.  For driving directions, check the Law School website at http://www.johnmarshall.edu/about/atlanta-living/.  If you are using public transportation, take the MARTA to the Arts Center Station.    

Hotel Reservations:

There are a number of hotels within a mile of the training site, including the following:  

  • Artmore Hotel, 1302 W. Peachtree St. NW (404-876-6100) (.3 miles)
  • Residence Inn - Atlanta Midtown,  1365 W. Peachtree St. NW (404-522-0950) (.4 miles)
  • Marriot Atlanta Midtown Suites, 35 14th St. NE (404 -876-8888) (.6 miles)
  • Hyatt Atlanta Midtown, 125 10th Street NE (404-443-1234) (1 mile)

 

You can contact these or other hotels directly or look for reduced rates on travel websites. 

 

*Georgia attorneys seeking CLE credit will be charged $5.00 per credit hour payable to CLINIC, which CLINIC will then pay to the State Bar

 

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Immigration Law Training Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Co-Sponsored by

Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 

October 22-23, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  – Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Day Two

 

Location:

Catholic Charities of Dallas

1st Floor Conference Room

9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
Dallas, Texas 75243
214-634-7182 x228

 

$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

 

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

 

Register Here

 

This two-day training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through large group presentations and small group exercises, participants learn about rights and remedies under immigration law, the functions of the different government agencies that carry out immigration law, and the fundamentals of interviewing clients, preparing applications, and staying up-to-date on the law.  Topics covered include the family-based petition process, adjustment of status, consular processing, inadmissibility and deportability concepts and selected grounds, naturalization and BIA recognition and accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Debbie Smith.

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 to the attention of Jon Braswell. 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. 

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

 

Space is limited to 60 participants. The deadline for registration is October 15, 2014 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at: dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

 

Training Location and Parking: Catholic Charities is located on the northeast corner of intersection of the LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635) and Abrams Road.  The office is in the Northcreek Place office park, across the parking lot from the Chase Bank building.  Free parking is available anywhere in the office complex parking lot. 

 

Lodging Information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $95 plus tax at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Park Central, 9089 Vantage Point Drive, Dallas, TX  75243.  This rate is valid to September 30, 2014.

 For reservations, call the hotel at 972-889-9972, and ask for the “CLINIC” rate of $95.

 

Register Here

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