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Religious Worker Immigration Law

October 12, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Fee: $150

 

Location:

Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County, California

13280 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92840
United States



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Space is limited.  Register early.

 

This one-day legal workshop will cover basic concepts in immigration law and various issues in religious immigration law including I-129 Petitions, R-1 visa applications, Site Visits, Permanent Residence (I-360 Petitions and Adjustment of Status), Naturalization, and much more.

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE: 18th Annual Family-Based Immigration Law Conference

Save the date for our annual Family-Based Immigration Law Conference in El Paso, and don't miss the optional tour of  the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez on November 16-17. This two-day training provides the latest information and analyses on family-based immigration issues, including presentations by consular officials. Sign up for our training and webinar emails to get a detailed training announcement and registration information in August.  

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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and 

 

 

November 2 and 3, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Day One

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day Two

 

Location:

Residence Inn by Marriott Austin University Area

1200 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Building 4, Austin, TX 78723

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$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.

 

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Continental breakfast and parking provided by the hotel. Lunch is on your own. Several options are within walking distance of the training site and information will be 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,
  • how to set fees to obtain the best support for their program, 
  • case intake and management strategies,
  • how to avoid unauthorized practice of law, and
  • strategies for working with funders.

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 CLINIC Field Support Coordinators Nathaly Perez and Leya Speasmaker.

Registration: The training is designed for community-based organizations 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 Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@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 October 11th, 2016 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org.

Lodging is available at Residence Inn by Marriott Austin University Area, located at 1200 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Building 4, Austin, TX 78723. Click here to book a room. This block of rooms will be reserved until October 11, 2016.  Free breakfast, parking and wifi are included.

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Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

May 3-4, 2016

Location: Alston and Bird, LLP

One Atlantic Center, 1201 West Peachtree St NW #4900, Atlanta, GA 30309

 

$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

 

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How do I advise my noncitizen client about the immigration consequences of a negotiated plea versus going to trial?  My immigration client wants to naturalize, but he has a criminal history.  Should he apply? What are the effects of a conviction on an asylum applicant? 

Participants in this course will learn the concepts necessary to evaluate the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction from the practical viewpoint of several different practice settings.  Topics covered include understanding your client’s immigration status, obtaining and evaluating the record of conviction, the criminal grounds of inadmissibility and deportability, the analytical approach used by courts to compare the Immigration and Nationality Act to the laws of the 50 states, criminal bars to immigration applications, and the advent of prosecutorial discretion. 

Participants will also learn about the ethical duties of criminal defense and immigration counsel when advising clients in this complex area of law.  Finally, the course will end with a series of practical exercises in which the analytical tools learned throughout the course are applied in both client counseling and litigation.

We're excited to announce that we'll be joined by Dan Kesselbrenner, executive director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and author of Immigration Law and Crimes

 

Who Should Attend This Training?

This course is ideal for criminal attorneys who represent noncitizens, immigration practitioners with clients who have a criminal history, and pro bono attorneys who are interested in this exciting area of the law.  All experience levels are welcome.

 

 

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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.

 

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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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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

 

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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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17th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference and Tour of the Consulate

Co-Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas, and
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

November 4–5, 2015


Optional half-day introduction to family-based immigration law session, November 3

Optional tour of the consulate on November 6 (separate registration required) for attendees who have first registered for the Nov. 4-5, 2015 training

The Conference and the tour of the consulate are now full.  To be put on a wait list, please contact Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 4: Conference Day 1
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Nov. 5: Conference Day 2

1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Nov. 3: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration (Optional)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nov. 6: Optional Tour of the Consulate (Full)

 

Location:

Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925

 

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)**

$260 for other nonprofit agencies; $780 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)**

$390 for private attorneys and staff

$40 optional tour of the U.S. consulate in Cd. Juarez (requires separate registration)

**Contact Jon Braswell (jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org) to apply this discount to your additional participants**

Registration for the training includes an electronic version of CLINIC’s Immigration Law and the Family and continental breakfast both days. Lunch is on your own. Please be sure to register under the correct category; all registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.

 

Registration Closed

 

This two-day training will provide updated information and analysis on selected topics in family-based immigration. 

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • adjustment of status and consular processing;
  • selected grounds of inadmissibility;
  • affidavits of support;
  • parole;
  • provisional waivers;
  • appeals and denials.  

Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber, and U.S. consular officials from Ciudad Juarez.  The training is designed for practitioners who have some experience in family-based immigration law; this is not an introductory training and is not geared to brand new practitioners.  

Note that a separate half-day session, "Introduction to Family-Based Immigration Law," will be offered on November 3 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. at no additional cost.  

 

An application for CLE is pending.

 

 

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities 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, 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 or scan and e-mail it to 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.

Space for the training is limited to 140 participants.  The deadline for registering for the conference is October 30, 2015 or sooner if registration is filled.  Space for the consular tour is limited to 70 persons. The deadline for registering for the consular tour is October 23, 2015, or sooner if capacity is met. For questions about training registration, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

Lodging is available at the Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel, for $119 per day, single or double.  When making the reservation, call (915) 778-4241 at least three weeks before the training to ensure that special rate and indicate you are coming to the “CLINIC” training.  Other hotels are located nearby.

For information regarding the optional consulate tour, click here.

For information on the agenda, click here.

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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

 

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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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Basics of Religious Immigration Law

 

August 12, 2015

9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

 

Location:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc

8757 Georgia Ave

Silver Spring, Maryland

20910

 

Registration is $100

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In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Religious Immigration Services (RIS) Section of CLINIC will be hosting a one-day Legal Workshop Training on Religious Immigration Law.

This one-day legal workshop will cover various basic concepts in immigration law and religious immigration law including the R1 Religious Worker Visa, I-129 Petitions, Permanent Residence, I-360 Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, and much more.

Space is limited. Register early.

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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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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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Permissions: 

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. 

 

REGISTER HERE

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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.

 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

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Family Immigration Law Conference

16th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; Optional Half-Day Intro Session

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas, and
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

November 12–13, 2014


Optional half-day introduction to family-based immigration law session, November 11

The tour of the consulate is now full

 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 12: Conference Day 1
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Nov. 13: Conference Day 2

1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Nov. 11: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration (Optional)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nov. 14: Optional Tour of the Consulate

Location:

Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925

 

Register Here

 

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$260 for other nonprofit agencies; $780 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$390 for private attorneys and staff

 

Registration for the training includes an electronic version of CLINIC’s Immigration Law and the Family and continental breakfast both days. Lunch is on your own. Please be sure to register under the correct category; all registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.

 

This two-day training will provide updated information and analysis on selected topics in family-based immigration including any changes in the law created through administrative relief.  Specific topics to be covered include: immigrating based on marriage; immigrating as a child or derivative beneficiary; adjustment of status and consular processing; selected grounds of inadmissibility; affidavits of support; the Child Status Protection Act; ethical issues; and tips for filing effective waiver applications.  Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber, Peggy Gleason from the USCIS Ombudsman’s Office, and U.S. consular officials from Ciudad Juarez.  The training is designed for practitioners who have some experience in family-based immigration law; this is not an introductory training and is not geared to brand new practitioners.  Note that a separate half-day session, "Introduction to Family-Based Immigration Law," will be offered on November 11 from 2:00 to 5:30 at no additional cost.  An application for CLE is pending.

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities 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, 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 are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only.

Space for the training is limited to 145 participants.  The deadline for registering for the conference is November 7, 2014 or sooner if registration is filled.  Space for the consular tour is limited to 70 persons. The deadline for registering for the consular tour is October 31, 2014, or sooner if capacity is met. For questions about training registration, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

Lodging is available at the Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel, for $109 per day, single or double.  When making the reservation, call 915-778-4241 at least three weeks before the training to ensure that special rate and indicate you are coming to the “CLINIC” training.  Other hotels are located nearby.

 

For information on the agenda, click here.

 

Register Here

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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*

Register Here

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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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

 

Register Here

 

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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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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.

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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

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15th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; New Optional Half-Day Intro Session

15th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; New Optional Half-Day Intro Session 

Co-Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas, and
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

November 13–14, 2013

Optional half-day introduction to family-based immigration law session, November 12

8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Nov. 13: Conference Day 1
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Nov. 14: Conference Day 2

2:00 – 5:30 p.m., Nov. 12: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration (Optional)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nov. 15: Optional Tour of the Consulate (FULL)

Location:

Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925 

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$260 for other nonprofit agencies; $780 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$390 for private attorneys and staff

Registration for the training includes an electronic version of CLINIC’s Family-Based Immigration Law manual and continental breakfast both days. Lunch is on your own. Please be sure to register under the correct category; all registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.  

This two-day training will provide updated information and analysis on selected topics in family-based immigration including any changes in the law enacted through comprehensive immigration reform.  Specific topics to be covered include: immigrating based on marriage; immigrating as a child or derivative beneficiary;  adjustment of status and consular processing; selected grounds of inadmissibility; remedies for surviving relatives; new waiver filing procedures; and tips for filing effective waiver applications.  Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber.  The training is designed for practitioners who have some experience in family-based immigration law; this is not an introductory training and is not geared to brand new practitioners.  Note that a separate half-day session, "Introduction to Family-Based Immigration Law," will be offered on November 12 from 2:00 to 5:30 at no additional cost.  An application for CLE is pending.

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities 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, 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.

Space for the training is limited to 145 participants.  The deadline for registering for the conference is November 8, 2012 or sooner if registration is filled. For questions about training registration, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

Lodging is available at the Microtel Inn & Suites, which is located next door to the Wyndham, for $72 per day, single or $83 per day double.  When making the reservation, call (915) 772-3650 at least three weeks before the training to ensure that special rate and indicate you are coming to the “CLINIC” training. Other hotels are located nearby.

Please note that registration for the tour of the consulate has reached capacity.

For information on the agenda, click here.

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Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

Invites you on a

Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Friday, November 15, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $40

Please note that the price includes a box lunch.

Anticipated Schedule:

9:00 a.m.              Bus picks you up Microtel Inn & Suites

10:00 a.m.           Tour of American Consulate, Ciudad Juarez

Noon                     Bus leaves Ciudad Juarez for return trip; box lunches will be provided

2:00 -3:00 p.m.  Bus arrives Microtel Inn & Suites

                              (time may vary based on wait to go through border inspection

                                   back into the U.S.)

Space is limited

The deadline for registering is November 1, 2013

No one will be permitted on the tour unless registered by that date.

Remember that a passport is required for reentry to the United States.

For more information regarding the tour, call (915) 532-3975, ext. 212.

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Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

September 26-27, 2013

Day One: 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day Two: 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A with NBC Adjudicators on September 27

Location:
Holiday Inn at the Plaza
1 East 45th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7400

$235 per person for affiliate agency staff; $705 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site) 

$260 per person for other nonprofit 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 is included.  Lunch is on your own. 

This two-day training will provide an in-depth analysis of the new provisional waiver adjudication for unlawful presence, including practical information on developing and submitting a successful waiver application.  The training will cover the eligibility requirements for the provisional waiver, waiver filing procedures, extreme hardship and how to prove it, and assessment of inadmissibility with a focus on unlawful presence. Participants will learn how to develop a theory for the case, marshal the facts, and obtain necessary supporting documentation.  The training will also address how your program can develop a plan to increase naturalization by LPR clients to allow their immediate family members to qualify for provisional waiver processing.  Day two of the training includes a presentation on provisional waiver adjudication by USCIS officers from the National Benefits Center.

The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler, and Veronica Garza of Catholic Charities Forth Worth.  An application for Missouri CLE credit is pending.

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 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.

Space is limited to 70 participants. The deadline for registration is September 19 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information email Jon Braswell at jcbraswell@cliniclegal.org.

For the training agenda, click here

Hotel Information:  A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn at the Plaza, 1 East 45th St, Kansas City, Missouri, where the training is taking place. The room rate is $105 per night for single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by September 11 at (816) 753-7400 and ask for the group block under CLINIC.  The hotel is in a commercial area with restaurants, shops, and two art museums within walking distance.  Free parking is available to guests and training participants.

Airport Transportation: SuperShuttle provides transportation from the airport to area hotels.  The cost of one-way shuttle service to the Holiday Inn is $19.00, and round-trip is $38.00.  You can make a reservation online at supershuttle.com or look for the SuperShuttle ticket counter in the airport terminal.

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Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

Provisional Adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers

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

Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

UFW Foundation

Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) of LA
 
June 10 - 11, 2013
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Day One
9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)
1145 Wilshire Blvd # 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017-1900

$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 nonprofit agency staff; $780 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than three attendees from the same office site)

$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

This training offers 12 hours of California MCLE credit.
 
This two-day training will provide an in-depth analysis of the new provisional waiver adjudication for unlawful presence, including practical information on developing and submitting a successful waiver application.  The training will cover the eligibility requirements for the provisional waiver, the waiver filing procedures, a discussion of extreme hardship, and gathering the documentation for the case.  Participants will also learn how to develop a theory for the case, prepare declarations, put the case together, and dealing with post-adjudication issues.  In addition, the training will include a presentation on unlawful presence and other grounds of inadmissibility.  The trainers for this program include CLINIC attorneys Debbie Smith and Charles Wheeler, Richard Gorman of the UFW Foundation and other invited guest speakers.


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 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.  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 a training until one week prior to the first day of the training.


The deadline for registration is June 5, 2013 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.


Hotel Reservations:  Hotels in the Los Angeles area can be found through internet websites such as www.expedia.com or www.orbitz.com.  If you wish to be close to the training site we suggest you stay in the downtown Los Angeles area.

Training Location and Parking:  The training will take place at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) near downtown Los Angeles.  There are paid parking lots in the vicinity.

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Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:
A Course for New Practitioners


Presented by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
And
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program

April 23 – 24, 2013
8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities of Dallas
1st Floor Conference Room
9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 634-7182 x 228

$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 

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 select grounds, naturalization and BIA accreditation.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Charles Wheeler.  

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 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.  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 a training until one week prior to the first day of the training.

The deadline for registration is April 18 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotels and Suites, located at 9089 Vantage Point Drive, about a mile from the trainings site.  The room rate is $85.00 per night, plus tax.  To make a reservation, contact the hotel by April 15 at (972) 889-9972 and ask for the group block under CLINIC.  The hotel offers free shuttle services from the Love Field airport and will provide shuttle service to and from the training site.  Contact the hotel if you would like to use the shuttle service.   

Training Location and Parking:  Catholic Charities of Dallas is located on the northeast corner of the 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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Training Location: 

Bars and Waivers: All about Inadmissibility Grounds and How to Overcome Them

Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services of the Archdiocese of Omaha

 March 20-22, 2013
8:30 – 5:00, March 20, 21
Optional tour of Nebraska Service Center, March 22

Location:
Hilton Garden Inn
1005 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 341-4400 

$235 per person for affiliate agency staff; $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 is included.  Lunch is on your own. 

This two-day training will provide an in-depth analysis of the most common grounds of inadmissibility, including fraud, false claims to US citizenship, crimes, immigration violations, smuggling and health grounds. The training will also present practical information on developing and submitting a successful waiver application to overcome inadmissibility.  Participants will learn how to develop a theory for the case, marshal the facts, and obtain necessary supporting documentation. The training will also cover the latest developments on provisional waivers and stateside processing, including a presentation by representatives from the Nebraska Service Center. Training participants may also sign up to tour the Nebraska Service Center on March 22.

The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber.  An application for Nebraska CLE credit is pending.

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. 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 a training up to one week prior to the first day of the training.

Space is limited to 50 participants. The deadline for registration is March 14 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Dinah M. Suncín at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

For the training agenda, click here.

(Please note that attendees must first register and pay to attend the training in order to participate in the bus tour.)


To sign up for the tour of the Nebraska Service Center and register for bus transportation, click here.

Hotel Information:  A block of rooms is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1005 Dodge St. where the training is taking place. The room rate is $109.00 per night single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by February 19 at 402-341 4400 and ask for the group block under CLINIC.  The hotel is in the downtown/Old Market area of Omaha and offers free shuttle service to and from Eppely Airfield.  

Tour of the NSC: An optional tour of the Nebraska Service Center is being offered on Friday March 22.   A bus will depart the Hilton Garden Inn at approximately 8:00 a.m. for the Nebraska Service Center in Lincoln and then head back to Omaha by noon.  If possible, the bus will go directly to the Omaha airport before returning to the Hilton Garden Inn.  If you are departing Omaha by flight that day, we suggest that you make reservations for a flight departing after 3:30 p.m.  The fee for round-trip bus transportation is $30.00.

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Welcoming Three Million Newcomers Management Training

Welcoming Three Million Newcomers: Maximizing Your Agency’s Effectiveness for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers; Increasing Naturalization; Management Training

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

Co-Sponsors
Catholic Charities of Central Florida

October 16th (Tuesday), 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Catholic Charities of Central Florida
1819 North Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807

(407) 658-1818

$130 per person from affiliate agencies; $390 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$145 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $435 cap
($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$255 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.

This one-day training is not about the law.  It is about what you and your program can do now to prepare for the biggest opportunities in immigration law in a quarter century.  We have a chance the like of which we have not seen since three million people obtained lawful status from the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  Participants will work in small groups to bring innovative and tested strategies and ideas to all as you create your Implementation Plan for DACA principally with a strategic assessment of how you can both reunite families while using the new Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers (PUPW) to boost naturalization demand.  You will leave with a road map to guide you through the intense months of implementation of the new changes.  All participants will receive a detailed DACA Implementation Plan Outline to complete during the training, a power point with the latest information on fees and strategies from the field, and a set of talking points to use when communicating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the new procedures to foundations.

Earned income (fees) and their core importance to building sustainable programs that can continue to serve DREAMers will be covered. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DREAMers and those applying to naturalize, 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 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, educational programs (ESL and Citizenship), and DREAM coalitions and student organizations.

The training will be presented by Michelle Sardone, BIA Fully Accredited Representative and Jack Holmgren. Sardone and Holmgren both work at CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Support 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 or scan a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (415) 394-8986 (fax)/jholmgren@cliniclegal.org (scan) 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 50 participants. The registration deadline is October 9, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information send an e-mail to Jack Holmgren at jholmgren@cliniclegal.org.

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Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training combined with a Naturalization Workshop Event

Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training
combined with a Naturalization Workshop Event
in Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored by:
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, and
NALEO Educational Fund

Friday, November 16, 2012 (9am to 6pm) - training

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (time TBD) - naturalization workshop

Location:
Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library
16244 Nordhoff Street
North Hills, 91343
(818) 895-3650

$130 per person from CLINIC affiliates
$170 per person from other nonprofit agency staff
$210 per person for private attorneys and staff
Fees are for materials, continental breakfast and lunch

Please be sure to register by November 1 under the correct category and for the correct training.  CLINIC will cut-off registration when capacity is full. 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.

The first of its kind, this two-day event combines one-day of hands-on training to give immigration legal staff the knowledge of planning and implementing a large "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), and on the second day actual mega workshop experience serving an estimated number of 250 or more naturalization applicants.  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.  Nonprofits should submit their IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt letter to CLINIC (Attn: Rommel Calderwood) by fax at 202-635-2649 or email at rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org.  General questions may also be sent to Rommel Calderwood’s email address or his phone at (202) 756-5509.

This training will be highly interactive with minimal lecturing.  On the first day, participants will be immersed in the following discussion topics and exercises:

  • The naturalization group application workshop models and stages
  • Volunteer and staff 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

On the second day, participants will be actively engaged in the actual mega workshop hosted by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles where trainees from around the country will join local immigration practitioners in helping hundreds of LPRs to reach their dream of citizenship.  You and your colleagues will manage the various stages of the workshop, guide applicants through the process and immigration forms, and provide subject matter expertise.  Through your efforts, hundreds of potentially eligible LPRs and their families will become Americans.

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Click here for information about local travel and hotel options arrangements. 

Training Category: 
Training Location: 

Welcoming Three Million Newcomers Management Training

Welcoming Three Million Newcomers: Maximizing Your Agency’s Effectiveness for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers; Increasing Naturalization; Management Training

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

Co-Sponsors
Catholic Charities of Dallas

October 11th (Thursday), 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Catholic Charities
9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100
Dallas, TX  75243
T – (214) 520-6590

$130 per person from affiliate agencies; $390 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)


$145 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $435 cap
($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$255 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.

This one-day training is not about the law.  It is about what you and your program can do now to prepare for the biggest opportunities in immigration law in a quarter century.  We have a chance the like of which we have not seen since three million people obtained lawful status from the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  Participants will work in small groups to bring innovative and tested strategies and ideas to all as you create your Implementation Plan for DACA principally with a strategic assessment of how you can both reunite families while using the new Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers (PUPW) to boost naturalization demand.  You will leave with a road map to guide you through the intense months of implementation of the new changes.  All participants will receive a detailed DACA Implementation Plan Outline to complete during the training, a power point with the latest information on fees and strategies from the field, and a set of talking points to use when communicating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the new procedures to foundations.

Earned income (fees) and their core importance to building sustainable programs that can continue to serve DREAMers will be covered. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DREAMers and those applying to naturalize, 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 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, educational programs (ESL and Citizenship), and DREAM coalitions and student organizations.

The training will be presented by Vanna Slaughter, Division Director and BIA Fully Accredited Representative, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Michelle Sardone, BIA Fully Accredited Representative and Jack Holmgren. Sardone and Holmgren both work at CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Support 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 or scan a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (415) 394-8986 (fax)/jholmgren@cliniclegal.org (scan) 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 50 participants. The registration deadline is October 9, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information send an e-mail to Jack Holmgren at jholmgren@cliniclegal.org.

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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.

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14th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference and Tour of the Consulate

14th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference and Tour of the Consulate

Co-Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas, and
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

November 14-15, 2012
Optional tour of the consulate on November 16 (separate registration required)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 14: Conference Day 1
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Nov. 15: Conference Day 2
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Nov. 16: Optional Tour of the Consulate

Location:

Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925

800-742-7248

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$260 for other nonprofit agencies; $780 cap
($50 charge for each attendee beyond 3)

$390 for private attorneys and staff

$40 optional tour of the U.S. consulate in Cd. Juarez (requires separate registration)

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

Registration for the training includes an electronic version of CLINIC’s Family-Based Immigration Law manual and continental breakfast both days. Lunch is on your own.

This two-day training will provide updated information on selected topics in family-based immigration, including: conversion and retention of priority dates; consular processing; adjustment of status; Child Status Protection Act; remedies for surviving relatives; selected grounds of inadmissibility; ethical issues in family-based immigration; new waiver filing procedures; and tips for filing effective waiver applications.  Speakers include CLINIC’s Charles Wheeler and Susan Schreiber, CIS Ombudsman staff attorney Peggy Gleason, and USCIS and US consular officials from Cd. Juarez.  The training is designed for practitioners who have some experience in family-based immigration law.  This is not an introductory training and is not geared to brand new practitioners. CLE applied for, including one hour ethics credit. 

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities 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, 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.  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 for the training is limited to 125 participants.  The deadline for registering for the conference is November 11, 2012 or sooner if registration is filled.  For questions about training registration, please contact Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org. Space for the consular tour is limited to 75 persons. The deadline for registering for the consular tour is October 29th, or sooner if capacity is met. For more information regarding the tour, call (915) 532-3975, ext. 212.

Lodging is available at the Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel for $99 per day, single or double.  When making the reservation, call (800) 742-7248 at least two weeks before the training to ensure that special rate and indicate you are coming to the “CLINIC” training. Other hotels are located nearby.

For registration and information regarding the optional consulate tour, CLICK HERE

For information on the agenda, CLICK HERE

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Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Invites you on a

Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Friday, November 16, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $40

Please note that the price includes a box lunch.

Anticipated Schedule:

9:00 a.m.              Bus picks you up Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
10:00 a.m.           Tour of American Consulate, Ciudad Juarez
Noon                     Bus leaves Ciudad Juarez for return trip; box lunches will be provided
2:00 p.m.             Bus arrives Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel

Space is limited

The deadline for registering is November 3, 2012
No one will be permitted on the tour unless registered by that date.
Remember that a passport is required for reentry to the United States.

For more information regarding the tour, call (915) 532-3975, ext. 212.

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Welcoming Three Million Newcomers Management Training

Welcoming Three Million Newcomers: Maximizing Your Agency's Effectiveness for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Pre-adjudication of Unlawful Presence Waivers; Increasing Naturalization; Management Training

Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
 
Co-Sponsors
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
United Farm Workers Foundation

September 5th (Wednesday), 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
T - (213) 977-7500

$130 per person from affiliate agencies; $390 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$145 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $435 cap
($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$255 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.

This one-day training is not about the law. It is about what you and your program can do now to prepare for the biggest opportunities in immigration law in a quarter century. We have a chance the likes of which we have not seen since three million people obtained lawful status from the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Participants will work in small groups to bring innovative and tested strategies and ideas to all as you create your Implementation Plans for both new procedures. You will leave with a road map to guide you through the intense months of implementation of the new changes. All participants will receive a detailed Implementation Plan Outline to complete during the training, a power point with the latest information on fees and strategies from the field, and a set of talking points to use when communicating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the new procedures to foundations.

Earned income (fees) and their core importance to building sustainable programs that can continue to serve DREAMers will be covered. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DREAMers and those applying to naturalize, 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 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, educational programs (ESL and Citizenship), and DREAM coalitions and student organizations.

The training will be presented by Genevieve Maciel, Immigration Program Director and Immigration Attorney, United Farm Workers Foundation, Michelle Sardone, BIA Fully Accredited Representative and Jack Holmgren. Sardone and Holmgren both work at CLINIC's Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Support 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 75 participants. The registration deadline is September 3, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information call Jack Holmgren at (415) 394-8074.

 

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Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:
A Course for New Practitioners


Co-Sponsored by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Minnesota Council of Churches
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

October 23-24, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Minnesota Council of Churches
122 W Franklin Ave. Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-870-3600

$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

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 Jennie Guilfoyle 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 415-394-8696 to the attention of Dinah Suncin. 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.

The deadline for registration is October 16, 2012 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Dinah Suncin, dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

For the agenda and additional information, click here.
Training Location: The training will take place at the Minnesota Council of Churches.  There are paid parking lots in the vicinity.
Lodging Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $129.00 per night plus tax at the following hotel under the name “Catholic Legal Immigration Network.” Make reservations early, the special rate will be held until September 24th.
 
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-332-6000 (ask for in-house reservations)

Transportation from the airport to the hotel is available through the light rail system at the airport, supershuttle, or a taxi.
The hotel is close to the training site and a pedestrian shopping district with many restaurants and stores.

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Immigration Remedies for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Other Crimes Training

Immigration Remedies for Survivors of
Domestic Abuse and Other Crimes Training


Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
and
Catholic Charities of Boston

October 10-11, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
For directions click here.

$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 on your own.

This intensive two-day training will cover the legal requirements and practice pointers for effectively representing victims of domestic abuse and other crimes.  Day One of the training will cover self-petitioning under the Violence Again Women Act, including who can self-petition, derivative issues, the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), the exception to the statutory good moral character bars, the self-petitioning process, strategies for dealing with self-petition denials, selected inadmissibility grounds and waivers, adjustment of status and other issues.  Day Two of the training will focus on eligibility for U nonimmigrant status and adjustment of status.  ****Day Two will also feature a Question and Answer session with representatives from the VAWA/U Visa Unit of the USCIS Vermont Service Center.**** Please see the summary agenda for more details.

The training will be presented by CLINC Attorneys Susan Schreiber and Kristina Karpinski and local practitioners. Representatives from the USCIS Vermont Service Center will also participate.

Training Level: Note that this is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering; the training is conducted at a level that assumes participants are knowledgeable about the basic requirements for self-petitions under VAWA and need more in-depth instruction and updated information.

This 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 202-635-2649. 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 for the training is limited. The deadline for registration is October 4th or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at 415-394-0787.

Please note that the registration fee includes training materials but does not include a training manual.  You are not required to purchase a manual since other materials will be provided.  If you wish to purchase The VAWA Manual, Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and CLINIC and/or The U Visa, Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crimes, by ILRC, you must pay an additional fee in advance.  The fee for the VAWA manual is $55.00 and the fee for the U manual is $128.00.  Orders for manuals must be received by September 25th.  Note: the manuals will not be available for purchase at the training.


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Welcoming Three Million Newcomers Training

Welcoming Three Million Newcomers: Maximizing Your Agency’s Effectiveness for Deferred Action for DREAMers; Stateside Processing of Unlawful Presence Waivers; Increasing Naturalization; Management Training

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

Co-Sponsors
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Catholic Youth Organization/Catholic Charities of San Francisco
United Farm Workers Foundation

August 9th (Thursday), 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94705
510-849-2568

$130 per person from affiliate agencies; $390 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees  from the same office location)

$145 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $435 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$255 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.

This one-day training is not about the law.  It is about what you and your program can do now to prepare for the biggest opportunities in immigration law in a quarter century.  We have a chance the likes of which we have not seen since three million people obtained lawful status from the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  Participants will work in small groups to bring innovative and tested strategies and ideas to all as you create your Implementation Plans for both new procedures.  You will leave with a road map to guide you through the intense months of implementation of the new changes.  All participants will receive CLINIC’s celebrated Managing an Immigration Program and a set of talking points to use when communicating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the new procedures to foundations.

Earned income (fees) and their core importance to building sustainable programs that can continue to serve DREAMers will be covered. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DREAMers and those applying to naturalize, 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 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, educational programs (ESL and Citizenship), and DREAM coalitions and student organizations.

The training will be presented by Genevieve Maciel-Kramer, Immigration Program Director and Immigration Attorney, United Farm Workers Foundation, Francisco Gonzalez, Immigration Program Manager and BIA Fully Accredited Representative (formerly Legal Services Supervisor at Educators For Fair Consideration) and Jack Holmgren, Field Support Coordinator at CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities. 

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 45 participants. The registration deadline is August 6, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information call Jack Holmgren at (415) 394-8074.

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Welcoming Three Million Newcomers Training

  Welcoming Three Million Newcomers: Maximizing Your Agency’s Effectiveness for  Deferred Action for DREAMers; StatesideProcessing of Unlawful Presence Waivers; Increasing Naturalization; Management Training

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

 Hosted by
Catholic Charities of Portland, Oregon

August 10th (Friday), 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Catholic Charities
2740 SE Powell Boulevard
Portland, OR  97202
503-231-4866

$130 per person from affiliate agencies; $390 cap ($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$145 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $435 cap
($45 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$255 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.

This one-day training is not about the law.  It is about what you and your program can do now to prepare for the biggest opportunities in immigration law in a quarter century.  We have a chance the likes of which we have not seen since three million people obtained lawful status from the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).  Participants will work in small groups to bring innovative and tested strategies and ideas to all as you create your Implementation Plans for both new procedures.  You will leave with a road map to guide you through the intense months of implementation of the new changes.  All participants will receive CLINIC’s celebrated Managing an Immigration Program and a set of talking points to use when communicating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the new procedures to foundations.

Earned income (fees) and their core importance to building sustainable programs that can continue to serve DREAMers will be covered. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies with a focus on Group Application Workshops for DREAMers and those applying to naturalize, 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 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, educational programs (ESL and Citizenship), and DREAM coalitions and student organizations.

The training will be presented by Sarah McClain, Program Director, Catholic Charities of Portland and Immigration Attorney and Jack Holmgren, Field Support Coordinator at CLINIC’s Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities. 

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 40 participants. The registration deadline is August 6, 2012 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information call Jack Holmgren at (415) 394-8074.

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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.

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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.

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Select Topics in Family-Based Immigration Law Training and Visit to National Visa Center

Select Topics in Family-Based Immigration Law Training
and Visit to National Visa Center

Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
and
New Hampshire Catholic Charities

July 10-11, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

July 12, 2012
Optional Tour of National Visa Center, Portsmouth, NH

Location:
Diocese of Manchester
153 Ash Street
Manchester, NH 03104

$250 per person from affiliate agencies; $750 cap ($50 materials fee for each additional staff from the same office location)


$275 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $825 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)


$405 per person for private attorneys and staff

Optional: Additional $25 fee per person for round-trip transportation to National Visa Center in Portsmouth

Continental breakfast and lunch  included on July 10th and 11th.

This intensive two day training will provide updated information on selected topics in family-based immigration, including the new proposed provisional waiver of the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility.  We will discuss who may seek a provisional waiver in the U.S. and the proposed new form and process.  The training will also cover: establishing qualifying family relationships for relative petitions; priority date retention and conversion; the Child Status Protection Act; relief available to widows and other surviving relatives following the death of the petitioner or principal beneficiary; adjustment of status and consular processing; completing the affidavit of support; select inadmissibility issues; filing effective inadmissibility waivers and ethics in family-based immigration. 

The training will be presented by CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Debbie Smith.  A representative from the USCIS office in New Hampshire has also been invited to participate

The training will also feature an optional tour of the National Visa Center in Portsmouth, NH on July 12th and a question and answer session with NVC Director Kimberly Kelly.  Space for the NVC visit is limited to the first 38 people who register for the tour.

Training Level: Note that this is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering; the training is conducted at a level that assumes participants have a basic understanding of family-based immigration law and procedure.

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 202 635-2649 to the attention of Andres Abella. 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 for the July 10-11 training is limited to 40 participants. The deadline for registration is July 3rd or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact: Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

For the agenda and additional information click here.

Lodging Information 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $99.00 plus tax at the following hotel under the name “Catholic Legal” or code CLI. Make reservations early, the rate is only guaranteed until June 19th.

Holiday Inn Express
1298 South Porter Street
Manchester, NH
603-669-6800
Hotel can provide transportation to & from the airport and to the training site.
Close to Shopping Mall and many restaurants

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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.

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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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Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:

A Course for New Practitioners

Presented by

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

July 17 - 18, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45p.m. – Day Two

Location:

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-7500

$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

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

 

This training offers 12 hours of California MCLE credit.

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 Sarah Bronstein 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 you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202-635-2649 to the attention of Andres Abella. 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.

The deadline for registration is July 12th or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact: Dinah Suncin at dsuncin@cliniclegal.org.

For the agenda and additional information, click here:

Training Location: The training will take place at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center near downtown Los Angeles.  There are paid parking lots in the vicinity.  If you wish to be close to the training site we suggest you stay in the downtown Los Angeles area.

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Selected Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Selected Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
and
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services Program

April 3-4, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day Two

Location:
Catholic Charities of Dallas
1st Floor Conference Room
9461 LBJ Freeway (Hwy 635)
Dallas, TX
214-634-7182 ext. 228

$235 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $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

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch is on your own.

This two-day training provides in-depth coverage of selected topics in family-based immigration, including establishing qualifying parent/child relationships; issues relating to derivative beneficiaries; potential concerns for family-based petitioners; conditional residency updates; remedies for widows and other surviving relatives; updates on affidavits of support and inadmissibility based on immigration violations; adjustment of status eligibility; CSPA developments; planning for stateside pre-adjudication of waivers; and tips for filing successful waivers.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler and other local speakers.  An application for Texas CLE credit is pending, including an hour of ethics credit.

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 202-635-2649  to the attention of Andres Abella. 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.

Training Level: Note that this is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering; the training is conducted at a level that assumes participants have a basic understanding of family-based immigration law and procedure.

Space is limited to 40 participants. The deadline for registration is March 28 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information email Andres Abella at aabella@cliniclegal.org.

        For the agenda and additional information, click here.
Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Express Hotels and Suites, located at 9089 Vantage Point Drive, about a mile from the training site. The room rate is $79.00 per night single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by March 23 at 972-889-9972 and ask for the group block under CLINIC. The hotel offers free shuttle service from the Love Field airport (if requested with 24 hours advance notice), and will also provide shuttle service to and from the training site.  
Training Location and Parking: Catholic Charities of Dallas is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of 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.

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Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

  Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:

A Course for New Practitioners 

Co-Sponsored by

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

 January 25-26, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45p.m. – Day Two

Location

Diocese of Orlando
Chancery Building
50 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 246-480

Approved for 15 Florida CLE Credits

$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 

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 Jennie Guilfoyle 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 Andres Abella. 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 January 17 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information contact Andres Abella, aabella@cliniclegal.org

                        For the agenda and additional information, click here

Hotel Reservations:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel, 400 West Livingston Street, Orlando FL 32801, www.orlandosheratondowntown.com, 407-843-6664.  The group rate is $119/night.  The cut-off date for this special rate is January 3, 2012.  When you call to reserve a room, the group name is “CLINIC.”  The hotel is about an 8-minute walk from the training site.

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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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Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

Co-Sponsored by

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

November 15 - 16, 2011

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

Location:

Catholic Charities of Portland
2740 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 542-2855

$250 per person from CLINIC affiliate programs; $750 cap for 3 staff ($65 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

 

$275 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $825 cap for 3 staff
($65 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)


$405 per person for private attorneys and staff 

Continental breakfast and lunch is included. 

This intensive two-day training will provide an overview of how to determine whether your client’s criminal record will have immigration consequences, including exposure to removal or ineligibility for a particular benefit under immigration law. The trainers will discuss the concepts involved in analyzing the immigration consequences of crimes including differentiating between inadmissibility and deportability; statutory definitions of conviction and sentence; and exceptions to crime-based inadmissibility. The training will also cover techniques for screening clients to uncover criminal issues, and how to gather and read criminal records.  The training will focus on crimes involving moral turpitude, drug and domestic violence offenses and aggravated felonies among other categories of crimes.  Through the use of both lecture and exercises, participants will learn how to analyze the potential immigration consequences of criminal convictions or certain criminal conduct.  The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Debbie Smith.

Is This Training Right for You?

This is an introductory training on immigration consequences of crimes designed for the practitioner who has a background in immigration law but is new to this area. This training is also appropriate for criminal attorneys seeking to learn about immigration consequences of crimes. For more information about CLINIC’s training classifications, see our website.

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 415-394-8696 to the attention of Chris Ozaki. 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. The deadline for registration is November 9, 2011 or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information call: Chris Ozaki 415-394-9371

Click here for a draft agenda.

Location information: 

Street parking is available and there is a city parking lot adjacent to the west side of the building. The training site is located in Southeast Portland, across the street from Cleveland High School, just east of the SE 26th St. and SE Powell Blvd. intersection.  The training site is accessible from downtown via the #9 bus towards either 98th & Powell or the Gresham TC. The stop is at SE 26th & Powell.

We suggest you look for hotels using a service such as hotwire or expedia. 

 

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Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

 

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

Invites you on a

Tour of the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez

Friday, November 18, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $40 

Please note that the price includes a box lunch. 

 

Anticipated Schedule:

9:00 a.m.         Bus picks you up Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
10:00 a.m.       Tour of American Consulate, Ciudad Juarez
Noon               Bus leaves Ciudad Juarez for return trip; box lunches will be provided
2:00 p.m.         Bus arrives Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel

 

Space is limited

The deadline for registering is November 3, 2011
No one will be permitted on the tour unless registered by that date.
Remember that a passport is required for reentry to the United States.

For more information regarding the tour, call (915) 532-3975, ext. 212

 

You must be registered for the 13th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference to attend.

 

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Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners

   Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:

A Course for New Practitioners

\

Co-Sponsored by

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

 

October 18- 19, 2011
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Day One
8:45 a.m. – 4:45p.m. – Day Two

 

Location:

Cathedral of the Assumption
433 S. Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502 582 2971


$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

 

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.  Application for CLE credits pending. The trainers for this program are CLINIC attorneys Kristina Karpinski 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 you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 415-394-8696 to the attention of Chris Ozaki. 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.

The deadline for registration is October 13 or sooner if registration is filled.  For registration information call Chris Ozaki at 415-394-9371.

 

                        For the agenda and additional information, click here.

 

Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms is being held at the Galt House, located at 140 North Fourth St, about .75 miles from the training site. The room rate is $109.00 per night single or double occupancy, plus tax. To make a reservation, contact the hotel by September 30. at 800-843-4258 and ask for the group block under Catholic Legal Immigration Network.  You may also arrange transportation to and from the airport to the hotel at a cost of $15 one-way, $25 round-trip by contacting Galt House or the Sandollar Limousine at www.sandollarlimo.com. You can also check on public transportation options at ridetarc.com

Training Location and Parking: The training will take place in the Undercroft of the Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville.  Parking is available at the Fourth Street Live Garage at 425 South Fifth Street. The entrance to the garage is on Fifth Street between Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Liberty St, and the maximum daily fee is $10.00.

 

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