CLINIC offers its affiliates access to an attorney-of-the-day hotline, providing the network with an expert immigration attorney to answer questions on specific cases. In 2010 CLINIC’s six training attorneys responded to an average of 20 calls or e-mails every day. Different levels of training are especially designed for attorneys, paralegals, and those seeking Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accreditation and are offered on a wide range of topics for beginning practitioners through the advanced legal immigration practitioner who is interested in honing skills and learning more on specific immigration topics. In 2010, CLINIC offered 28 in-person trainings attended by 1,024 people and 26 webinars attended by 3,007 people.
The Annual Convening
The Annual Convening is CLINIC’s top training venue. The 2010 Convening was held in New Orleans and was attended by more than 250 people. During the two days, advocates learn the intricacies of this complex and ever-changing field through more than 40 lectures, workshops, and other training formats suited to the attendees’ learning style.