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E-learning Course: Immigration Program Management Techniques and Strategies

October 11, 2017 – November 15, 2017

The first webinar will be on October 18th

Webinars will take place every Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm 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.

 

Click Here for a detailed course outline and webinar schedule

 

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); and Silvana Arista (OVW Project Attorney).  For questions about the course content, please contact Nathaly Perez (nperez@cliniclegal.org).

The course opens on October 11th with access to the e-learning course website and week one assignment. The course includes four webinars, with an optional fifth webinar, conducted on consecutive Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern starting on October 18th.  Each webinar lasts approximately 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 or volunteers of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status.  If you are registering as staff/volunteer of a community-based organization that is not a current affiliate, you must upload a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity in the registration link above. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. 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 October 4th or sooner, if registration is filled. For registration information contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@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.