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Representing Asylum Seekers

 

October 10, 2018 – November 14, 2018

 

$310 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$335 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$465 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register Here

Course Outline

 

This five-week training is designed as an introductory course on asylum law. It will provide an overview of asylum law and procedures, as well as offer tips on interviewing clients and advocating on their behalf.  This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the various protected grounds and other key issues, including particular social group, the one-year filing deadline and its exceptions, mandatory bars to eligibility, the protection screening process, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture.  The last part of the course will focus on preparing an asylum case from the initial interview through the various stages: the Asylum Office, Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Court.

The course starts on October 10, with access to the e-learning course website and Week One assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, and quizzes.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The course also includes five live webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on Wednesday, October 17.   Each webinar is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.

The instructors for this course are CLINIC attorneys Reena Arya, Michelle Mendez and Rebecca Scholtz.  For questions about this course, please contact Reena Arya at rarya@cliniclegal.org

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to asylum law for practitioners who already have some exposure to immigration law fundamentals.

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or listen to recordings of the weekly course webinar, and (b) complete the required course activity for the week. You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.

Registration: 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 your 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. 

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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

CLE FOR ATTORNEY PARTICIPANTS

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings.  California attorneys participating in this course are eligible to claim CLE credit based on the number of webinars attended or viewed in this course. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

 

 

 

Training Category: 

Understanding and Preparing Waivers

August 29 – September 26, 2018

$295 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$320 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$450 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register Here

Course Outline

 

Waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility are an essential part of immigration practice.  This four-week course will present information on both the theory and practice of developing and submitting successful waiver applications.  Participants will learn what the legal standards of extreme hardship are, how to create a theory of the case, how to marshal the facts, and what kinds of supporting documentation to submit.  By the end of the course, participants will be better able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of specific cases and advise clients on their chances for success.  The course will include detailed information on the provisional waiver program and the agency guidance on extreme hardship.

The course starts on August 29 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, and quizzes. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors. The course also includes four live webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on September 5.  Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.

The instructors for this course are CLINIC attorneys Jen Riddle and Charles Wheeler. For questions about the course content, please contact Charles Wheeler at cwheeler@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory: This is an introduction to waivers of inadmissibility for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with immigration law vocabulary and the grounds of inadmissibility is assumed.

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete the required course activity for the week. You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.

Registration: 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 your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Jon Braswell at training@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. 

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. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

CLE FOR ATTORNEY PARTICIPANTS

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. California attorneys participating in this course are eligible to claim CLE credit based on the number of webinars attended or viewed in this course. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

 

 

Training Category: 

Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

July 11 – August 8, 2018

$240 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
   $265 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$365 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register Here

Course Outline

This four-week course covers acquisition and derivation of citizenship, and the requirements for naturalization.  These include continuous residence, physical presence, good moral character, civics and English-language requirements and exemptions, disability waivers, oath requirements and the application process. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for acquisition, derivation, and naturalization, including examination of primary and secondary sources and sample application forms.

Training Level: Introductory

This is an overview of citizenship for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed.

The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Sarah Bronstein.  For questions about the course content, please contact Charles Wheeler at cwheeler@cliniclegal.org.

The course starts on July 11 with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample materials to review and quizzes.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on July 18.  Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete each weekly course quiz.   You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.

Registration: 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 your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Jon Braswell at training@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. 

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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

CLE: CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Training Category: 

Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

February 28 – April 11, 2018

$320 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$335 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$465 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register Here

Outline

 

This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on family relationships, and how each step of the process works. Throughout the course, participants will review both the law and procedure for immigrating through a family relationship, including examination and critique of sample application forms. Topics covered will include: immediate relatives and the preference system, retention of priority dates, the Child Status Protection Act, immigrating through marriage, the affidavit of support, adjustment of status and consular processing.

The course starts on February 28­ with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, and quizzes.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.  The course also includes six live webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on Wednesday, March 7.   Each webinar is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so. 

The instructors for this course are CLINIC attorneys Ilissa Mira and Charles Wheeler.  For questions about the course content, please contact Ilissa Mira at imira@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory.  This is an introduction to family-based immigration for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with (a) immigration law vocabulary; (b) the ways in which an immigrant may gain legal status; and (c) the concepts of inadmissibility and deportability, is assumed.

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar, and (b) complete the required course activity for the week. You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.

Registration: 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 your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to training@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. 

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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

CLE FOR ATTORNEY PARTICIPANTS

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings.  California attorneys participating in this course are eligible to claim CLE credit based on the number of webinars attended or viewed in this course. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Training Category: 

Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law: A Course for New

March 26, 2018 – May 10, 2018

$450 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$495 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$575 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register Here

Course Outline

 

If you want to learn immigration law and are ready for an accelerated e-learning experience, register for CLINIC’s Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

This intensive six-week e-learning course provides immigration law advocates and new practitioners with an overview of core immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. This course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective practitioner and establish the training background to support an application for DOJ accreditation. 

 

Course Structure

The course starts on March 26 with access to the e-learning course website.  Each week of the course includes two units, and each unit focuses on a specific theme.  Each of the 12 units will consist of a live webinar and a set of self-directed activities, which include readings, exercises and a quiz. The webinars will be recorded, allowing students the flexibility to work the course into their busy schedules. The course is interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course concludes with an open-book final exam that students have three weeks to complete.

 

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is appropriate for the aspiring or new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment required to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. This course has an accelerated pace, including two 90-minute webinars each week, as well as self-directed learning activities to support each course unit. Overall, a course participant should expect to spend between eight and ten hours each week to attend or listen to recordings of the weekly webinars, and complete the corresponding course activities. At the conclusion of the six-week course, you will also need to devote additional time for study and review as you take the open-book final exam. If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law.

 

Course Instructors

The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Martin Gauto, Kristina Karpinski and Susan Schreiber. For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at sschreiber@cliniclegal.org

 

Course Completion Requirements

Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of each of the twelve course webinars; (b) complete each unit quiz; and (c) complete an open-book final exam.  You have until May 31st, three weeks after the last live webinar in the course, to meet these requirements.

 

Registration

The training is for the staff of non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. Note that, all persons seeking to register as staff of a non-profit organization must scan and email a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to training@cliniclegal.org.

Course registrants may pay 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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

 

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

 

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Training Category: 

Grounds of Inadmissibility

May 30 - June 27, 2018

$240 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$265 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$365 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register Here

 

This four-week training on the grounds of inadmissibility provides an in-depth examination of the most common grounds of inadmissibility. The training will cover when and to whom inadmissibility applies.  We will explore the grounds of inadmissibility for unlawful presence and other immigration violations, fraud and false claims to citizenship, smuggling, crimes, and health-based grounds. While we will touch on the waivers available for some of these grounds, we will not look closely at waivers and how to apply for them; CLINIC’s specific e-learning course on waivers will cover those.  

The course starts on May 30th with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, and quizzes. The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors. The course also includes four live webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on Wednesday, June 6.  Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so. A course outline will be available on the CLINIC website by May 1.

The instructors for this course are CLINIC attorneys Jen Riddle and Ilissa Mira. For questions about the course content, please contact Jen Riddle at jriddle@cliniclegal.org.

Training Level: Introductory: This is an introduction to grounds of inadmissibility for the practitioner who already has some exposure to immigration law fundamentals. Basic familiarity with immigration law vocabulary is assumed.

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete the required course activity for the week. You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.

Registration: 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 your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to our e-learning facilitator at training@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. 

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. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

 

CLE FOR ATTORNEY PARTICIPANTS

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

 

Training Category: 

Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law: A Course for New Practitioners

September 17 – November 1, 2018

$450 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$495 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$575 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register Here

Course Outline

 

 

 

If you want to learn immigration law and are ready for an accelerated e-learning experience, register for CLINIC’s Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

This intensive six-week e-learning course provides immigration law advocates and new practitioners with an overview of core immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. This course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective practitioner and establish the training background to support an application for DOJ accreditation. 

Course Structure

The course starts on September 17 with access to the e-learning course website.  Each week of the course includes two units, and each unit focuses on a specific theme.  Each of the 12 units will consist of a live webinar and a set of self-directed activities, which include readings, exercises and a quiz. The webinars will be recorded, allowing students the flexibility to work the course into their busy schedules. The course is interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course concludes with an open-book final exam that students have three weeks to complete.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is appropriate for the aspiring or new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment required to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. This course has an accelerated pace, including two 90-minute webinars each week, as well as self-directed learning activities to support each course unit. Overall, a course participant should expect to spend between eight and ten hours each week to attend or listen to recordings of the weekly webinars, and complete the corresponding course activities. . At the conclusion of the six-week course, you will also need to devote additional time for study and review as you take the open-book final exam. If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law.

Course Instructors

The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Ilissa Mira, Kristina Karpinski and Susan Schreiber. For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at sschreiber@cliniclegal.org

Course Completion Requirements

Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of each of the twelve course webinars; (b) complete each unit quiz; and (c) complete an open-book final exam.  You have until November 22 three weeks after the last live webinar in the course, to meet these requirements.

Registration

The training is for the staff of non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law office.   Note that, all persons seeking to register as staff of a non-profit organization must scan and email a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to training@cliniclegal.org.

Course registrants may pay 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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

Training Category: 

Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law: A Course for New Practitioners

 

January 15 - March 1, 2018

$450 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
$495 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$575 per person for private attorneys and staff

 

Register Here

Course Outline

This intensive six-week e-learning course provides immigration law advocates and new practitioners with an overview of core immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. This course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective practitioner and establish the training background to support an application for DOJ accreditation. 

Course Structure

The course starts on January 16th with access to the e-learning course website.  Each week of the course includes two units, and each unit focuses on a specific theme.  Each of the 12 units will consist of a live webinar and a set of self-directed activities, which include readings, exercises and a quiz. The webinars will be recorded, allowing students the flexibility to work the course into their busy schedules. The course is interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course concludes with an open-book final exam that students have three weeks to complete.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is appropriate for the aspiring or new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment required to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. This course has an accelerated pace, including two 90-minute webinars each week, as well as self-directed learning activities to support each course unit. Overall, a course participant should expect to spend between eight and ten hours each week to attend or listen to recordings of the weekly webinars, and complete the corresponding course activities.  At the conclusion of the six-week course, you will also need to devote additional time for study and review as you take the open-book final exam. If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law.

Course Instructors

The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein, Reena Arya and Susan Schreiber. For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at sschreiber@cliniclegal.org

Course Completion Requirements

Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of each of the twelve course webinars; (b) complete each unit quiz; and (c) complete an open-book final exam.  You have until March 22, three weeks after the last live webinar in the course, to meet these requirements.

Registration

The training is for the staff of non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. Note that all persons seeking to register as staff of a non-profit organization must scan and email a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to training@cliniclegal.org.

Course registrants may pay 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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

 

CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

 

Register Here

 

Training Category: 

E-learning Course: Case Management Techniques and Strategies

May 30, 2017 – June 27, 2017

Webinars will take place every Wednesday 2:00-3:00 EST

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
   $225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$325 per person for private attorneys and staff\

REGISTER HERE

 

This four-week course covers the basic components of effective case management techniques and strategies. Throughout the course, participants will learn best practices in intake procedures; case acceptance and closure; file maintenance; form creation and improvement; and much more.  Participants will also learn about case management database systems, as well as strategies to create an effective case management policies and procedures manual to optimize program efficiency and minimize risk of liability. This course will be presented by CLINIC’s Capacity Building section staff. For questions about the course content, please contact Nathaly Perez (nperez@cliniclegal.org).

 

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here

 

Training Level: Introductory

This is an overview of best practices for case management for a charitable legal immigration services program. This course is appropriate for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, unions, social services providers, and educational programs.

The course starts on May30th with access to the e-learning course website. Once you receive your user name and password you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning including reading assignments, sample materials, and quizzes.  The course will be interactive with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on June 6th. Each webinar lasts approximately 30-60 minutes and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted. Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete each weekly course quiz.   You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.

 

Registration: If you are registering as staff of a nonprofit agency, you must email a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Training Facilitator at training@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. 

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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

 

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is May 23rd or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Training Facilitator at training@cliniclegal.org.

 

 

 

Training Category: 

E-learning Course: Immigration Program Management Techniques and Strategies

March 28 – May 2, 2018

Webinars will take place every Wednesday (starting April 4) 2:00-3:00 EST

$200 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies
   $225 per person for other nonprofit agency staff
$325 per person for private attorneys and staff

Register Here

 

This four-week course covers the basic components of effective immigration legal services program management. Throughout the course, participants will learn best practices in staffing, case management, and financial management, as well as strategies to acquire the necessary space, equipment and tools needed for an efficiently-operating program.  An optional session on Department of Justice (DOJ) Recognition and Accreditation will also be included as the fifth week session.

 

For a detailed course outline, including the dates and times of the live webinars, click here

 

Training Level: Introductory

This is an overview of best practices for program management of a charitable legal immigration services program. This course is appropriate 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 trainers for this course are members of CLINIC’s Capacity Building section: Jeff Chenoweth (Section Director); Laura Burdick, Nathaly Perez and Helen Chen (Field Support Coordinators); Leya Speasmaker (Integration Program Manager).  For questions about the course content, please contact Nathaly Perez (nperez@cliniclegal.org).

The course starts on March 28th with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, and sample materials to review and quizzes.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes four webinars, with an optional fifth webinar, conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on April 4th. Each webinar lasts approximately 60-90 minutes, and it is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.

Course Completion Requirements:  Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of the weekly course webinar and (b) complete each weekly course quiz.   You have up to two weeks after the last live webinar in the course to meet these requirements.

 

Registration: 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 your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to Training Facilitator at training@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. 

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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training.

 

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

Space is limited. The deadline for registration is March 21st or sooner, if registration is filled. For registration information contact Training Facilitator at training@cliniclegal.org.

 

Training Category: 

Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Presented by:

U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

 

January 10- February 21, 2017

Register Here

 

This six-week e-learning course provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through readings, webinars, and exercises, participants will learn key concepts and remedies in immigration law and the functions of the different government agencies that carry out the law. 

Topics covered will include the following:

  • introductory immigration concepts: an overview of family-based immigration;
  • an overview of obtaining permanent residence status;
  • inadmissibility and deportability concepts;
  • overview of removal proceedings;
  • naturalization and citizenship;
  • and other immigration benefits, such as relief for victims of crime and domestic violence, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). 

The course will also incorporate legal research and client interviewing exercises and ethical issues in the practice of immigration law.

The course starts on January 10th with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignments. Once you receive your user name and password, you may participate in a variety of activities for self-directed learning, including reading assignments, exercises, sample materials to review, quizzes, and discussion questions.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course also includes six webinars conducted on consecutive Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time starting on January 17, 2017.  Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes, and is recorded and posted on the course website after the webinar is conducted.  Although we encourage participants to attend the live webinars each week, you will be able to listen to and view a recording of any webinar you are unable to attend whenever you choose to do so.

Please note that the course is geared toward individuals who have little to no prior immigration law experience and is open to attorneys and advocates.

Course Requirements: Course participants are required to attend or view recordings of the course webinars and complete a weekly quiz in order to receive a course completion certificate at the end of the co

The instructors for this course will be CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorneys.  For questions about the course content, please contact Kristina Karpinski at kkarpinski@cliniclegal.org.

 

Registration: This training is open to Legal Assistance for Victims, Rural Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence and Stalking grantees and partners, as well as recipients of the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP) sub grantees. The grantees referenced above will have priority for the training.  If OVW Technical Assistance providers and other OVW grantees are interested in participating, they will be admitted if space is available. Space is limited for this training.  The deadline for registration is January 10th or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Silvana Arista at sarista@cliniclegal.org or (301) 565-4827. Please note that we need the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant.  On the registration form, please provide us the name and email address of the individual who will be taking the course.