Convening 2018: Workshop Agenda | CLINIC

Convening 2018: Workshop Agenda


*TENTATIVE and subject to change. Please check back regularly for workshop updates including descriptions and speaker announcements.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

8:15-3:30 p.m., ICE Detention: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Due Process for Detained Clients (premium workshop, additional cost)
8:30-3:30 p.m.: LawLogix Training
9:30-3:15 p.m.: General skills workshops:

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Essential Immigration Practice Skills:  Legal Research and Client Interviews
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m.: Is Full Accreditation for You?
  • 1-2 p.m.: Social Media Boot Camp
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.: Engaging Your Board in Your Fundraising Plan 

3:30-4:40: Department of State CEAC Demonstration
5:00-6:00 p.m.: Opening Plenary -  Speaker TBD
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Opening Reception


Thursday, May 31, 2018

7:00-7:30 a.m.: Mass
7:00-8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
7:30 - 8:10 a.m.: Break Bread with RIS!
7:30-8:10 a.m.: Advocacy Breakfast Roundtable: CIS Ombudsman Listening Session

8:15-9:45 am: Workshops

  • Introduction to Immigration Law and Family-Based Immigration  
  • Immigration Consequences of Controlled Substance Offenses
  • Basics of Asylum Law
  • Adjustment of Status and Family Reunification for Refugees and Asylees
  • Catholics Call to Action
  • Top 10 Challenges for Immigration Program Directors

10:15-11:45 a.m.: Workshops

  • Inadmissibility and Deportability Concepts and Selected Grounds of Inadmissibility         
  • Changes to Adjustment of Status Procedures and Trends in Adjudication         
  • How Can Arrests Affect Your Client’s Immigration Case?      
  • Religious Formation and Religious Form-Action!  Immigration Forms Made Easy
  • Don’t Lose Hope after Setbacks: Problem-Solving in Immigration Case Work and R&A

11:45-1:30 p.m. CLINIC 30th Anniversary Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.: Workshops

  • All About Adjustment of Status        
  • U Non-Immigrant Status:  Approaches to Problem Scenarios          
  • Representing Clients Along the Border
  • In Your Backyard, How to Grow Immigrant Integration in Your Community
  • State and Local Defenses to Changes in Federal Immigration Policies   

3:30-5:00 p.m.: Workshops

  • Consular Processing, the Affidavit of Support and Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Good Moral Character in Naturalization Cases: Can This Case Be Filed?       
  • Are You Struggling to Understand Smuggling? 
  • To B1/B2 or Not B1/B2, that is the Question! Immigration Options for Religious Workers
  • Communications Strategies for National-Level Advocacy 


Friday, June 1, 2018

7:00-7:30 a.m.: Mass
7:00-8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
7:30-8:10 a.m.: Advocacy Breakfast Roundtable: Immigration Services Scams: Empowering Clients to Protect Themselves and their Families from Fraud

8:15-9:45 a.m.: Workshops

  • Overview of Humanitarian Relief
  • While You Wait to Immigrate: Twists and Turns in Family-Based Immigration
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility           
  • Obtaining and Maintaining DOJ Recognition and Accreditation Under the New Rule
  • Immigration Law and Policy Hot Topics

10:15-11:45 a.m.: Workshops

  • Overview of Removal Proceedings: Court Is Now In Session    
  • New Developments in Asylum Law      
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation 
  • Options as TPS and DACA End
  • Keeping Your Cool: Community Outreach Events

11:45-1:30 p.m.: Awards Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.: Workshops

  • U.S. Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization        
  • Motions to Reopen in Immigration Court     
  • Updates on the Travel Ban 
  • Changes to the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

3:30-5:00 p.m.: Workshops 

  • Should I…? Ethical Considerations in Immigration Law Practice   
  • An Overview of Cancellation of Removal
  • Ask The Experts: One Last Chance to Figure it Out
  • It Takes a Village