CLINIC’s Years of Service Awards: 2020 Recipients

In keeping with tradition, CLINIC celebrates and recognizes the work of affiliates who have contributed to their organization for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years. Congratulations to this year's recipients and please visit our Awards Page to learn more about their work. We thank them for their dedication to immigration and advocacy!


What is Convening?

Convening is CLINIC’s annual conference that brings together 400+ legal practitioners, advocates and nonprofit leaders from all over the country to network, learn and gain insight about the current state of immigration law. CLINIC’s Convening is the only conference that provides a comprehensive education on immigration law, program management and advocacy. We come together not only to educate and share our work in immigration, but also to celebrate the impact and contribution of immigrants through this country’s history.


Workshop Tracks

Over three days, industry experts lead workshops for learners of all levels on how to navigate the United States’ complex immigration legal system. More than two dozen workshops on a variety of legal subjects, policy updates and program management tools focus on the following tracks:

  • Humanitarian
  • Building Your Skills
  • Family
  • Selected Issues
  • Removal
  • Community Outreach & Advocacy


Continuing Legal Education

Convening offers continuing legal education, or CLE, credit for attorneys who attend the conference. CLE credits and hours are subject to the state CLE board guidelines of the host city.


Sponsorship & Exhibiting

CLINIC Convening’s most successful sponsors and exhibitors are organizations that provide resources or services to immigration attorneys, community-based organizations, nonprofits, religious institutions or advocacy groups. Past sponsors and exhibitors have included, but are not limited to:

  • Government agencies 
  • Associations for legal professionals 
  • Consulates 
  • National religious organizations 
  • Immigrant advocacy groups 
  • Volunteer service organizations 
  • Legal research subscriptions 
  • Legal technology 
  • Translation services 
  • Visa service providers 


Convening Over the Years


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