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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

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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



Immigration and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities, NY

80 Maiden Lane, 13th Floor

New York, NY 10038



$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



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