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
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.
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.