CLINIC’s 2016 in-person training schedule includes multi-day trainings on a variety of issues related to immigration law and practice and program management. Our trainings are open to the staff of CLINIC affiliates, other non-profit agencies, private attorneys, and private law office staff. A number of our trainings this year include speakers from and/or options to visit various offices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
While you are welcome to participate in any training of interest to you, our trainings are designed with different knowledge and experience levels in mind -- from trainings aimed at the new legal worker and lawyer to trainings more appropriate for experienced practitioners. Before you register for any training, we suggest that you review the training descriptions below to help you select the training that is best suited to your level of knowledge and experience.
Immigration Law Trainings
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Introduction to Immigration Law
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.
New Orleans, LA - February 26th-17th (Register Here)
Family Immigration Law Conference
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.
El Paso, TX - November, DTBA
This two-day conference is designed for those who work with refugees, asylees and their families on immigration law matters. Presenters will include immigration law practitioners as well as immigration officers working at the Texas Service Center and other government speakers. The conference, which includes both plenary sessions and small workshops, will cover a wide range of topics including hot topics on law and procedure effecting asylees and refugees, refugee processing, adjustment of status, I-730s for derivative family members, post-admission issues, inadmissibility grounds including crimes and security issues. Training participants may also elect to visit the Texas Service Center on March 27, after the two-day training.
Omaha, Nebraska - March 15-17th (Register Here)
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING
These content rich, two-day trainings are 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.
Atlanta, Georgia - July 13-14 (Register Here)