Held on October 13, 2011
This category includes CLINIC produced web-based seminars on a range of immigration topics.
Held on September 8, 2011
CLINIC Capacity Building staff address the top ten most frequent challenges facing immigration legal service programs across the nation. Topics include how to develop a fee schedule, how to minimize risk, and how to create an efficient and effective case management system. Resources will be provided for each issue, and staff will provide tips for tackling these common challenges.
Leya Speasmaker and Helen Chen are the presenters for this webinar.
Held March 3, 2011.
Held Nov. 16, 2010
Due to an increasing need for quality English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship Test Preparation classes, many community-based organizations are interested in starting their own language learning programs. Combining CLINIC’s key components for program management and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages’ (TESOL) Standards for Adult Education ESL Programs, this Webinar will provide a foundation for interested organizations to plan and implement a language learning program. Instructor: Leya Speasmaker.
Held October 21, 2010
This is part 2 of a 3-part series on language access.
Nominal fees for immigration legal services are a core source of funding to start and sustain charitable programs. By charging nominal fees you can retain a great deal of control over the financial viability of your program. Conversely, to not charge fees is to put your program at risk of closing or drastic downsizing.
Language Access: Effectively Serving Limited- and Non-English Speakers
This is part 1 of a 3-part series on language access.
What if your asylee client has an error on his/her I-94 card? Do you know how to get it corrected? What if Social Security won’t issue your asylee client a card? What if an employer demands documentation from your asylee client that he or she doesn’t have? Documentation problems can impede asylees’ employment, access to public benefits, and integration.
How do you set up intake? Which cases should you accept for representation? What is a client services agreement? How do you track deadlines and cases? What goes into a case file? What are your responsibilities when you close a case?
CLINIC trainer Jack Holmgren along with Robert Yates, director of Immigration Legal Services of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County present on fees and revenues.
Held June 2010.