Immigration Practice Skills Course

Oct. 6 - Nov. 17, 2022 

Course Description

Please join us for a six-unit course that will cover the practical skills needed in representing clients in their immigration cases. During the course, we will follow a hypothetical client from intake to conclusion and all that is needed in between. Participants in this limited-capacity course will be given the opportunity to practice the skills they learn through short assignments after each class and later will receive model answers and feedback on select assignments. Topics covered will include the following: conducting an intake with a potential client, accepting the case, obtaining and incorporating the factual evidence, conducting legal research, advocating for your client both in writing and orally, and the common ethical concerns arising in immigration cases.

Course Structure

The course starts on Oct. 6 with access to the e-learning website. All six units consist of a live, interactive webinar and a set of self-directed activities, which include readings and an exercise. The webinars will be recorded, allowing students the flexibility to work the sessions into their busy schedules. The course is interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. Additionally, feedback will be given by instructors for each of the unit exercises, including model answers. 

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is appropriate for the aspiring or new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment needed to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. Participants are expected to come having taken and passed CLINIC's Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law (COIL) Course or have an equivalent level of understanding of immigration law. The course has an accelerated pace with one 90-minute webinar each week, as well as each unit’s self-directed learning activities. Overall, participants should expect to spend between four to six hours each week attending or listening to recordings of the weekly webinars and completing the corresponding course activities. If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of practicing immigration law. Private Attorneys and Staff are not eligible to participate in this course.

Course Completion

Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of each of the six course webinars and (b) complete each unit assignment. You have until Dec. 1, 2022, to meet these requirements. 

Registration

The training is for the staff of non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status. Registrants from non-profit organizations must scan and email a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating their agency as a nonprofit entity to training@cliniclegal.org

Course registrants may pay by credit card only. 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.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the first day of the training. 

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course. We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form. 

Additional Information
CLE for Attorney Participants

There is no CLE credit available for this course.

Type of Training

E-Learning Courses

Date of Event

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Registration Deadline

Course Opens

First Webinar

Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates - $320

Nonprofit Agency Staff - $345

Eligible Grant(s) Discount

Action NYC

Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the course opening date.