Training and Legal Support
Mission: Training and Legal Support works to expand the availability of professional, low-cost immigration services by providing legal expertise, training and technical assistance to CLINIC’s member agencies and constituents. Attorneys from Training and Legal Support provide legal advice to more than 1,000 nonprofit, community-based immigration service providers through phone consultations, multi-day trainings, broadcast e-mails, and a variety of publications. Its success in delivering legal support to this expanding network has made CLINIC widely recognized as the most productive legal support group in the field.
CLINIC coordinates the publication of several training manuals that are regularly updated and distributed to training participants. Several of these publications are also marketed and sold separately by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. CLINIC also publishes a monthly newsletter, circulates legal updates via a broadcast e-mail system, and posts valuable information affecting low-income immigrants on its website.
CLINIC provides high-quality immigration training to nonprofit immigration legal service providers. Each year CLINIC helps more than 1,000 nonprofit agency staff expand their immigration law expertise. Trainings cover substantive immigration law topics, as well as courses to improve practical skills. Its more popular trainings include Introduction to Immigration Law; Family-Based Immigration; Naturalization and Citizenship; Relief for Victims of Domestic Violence; and Relief from Removal.