Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

Course Description

This virtual training provides a complete introductory overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Participants will review important lessons from CLINIC’s highly regarded manual, Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating and Increasing Legal Capacity. This manual and curriculum offer detailed information and suggestions for applying for Department of Justice 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;
  • how to set fees to obtain the best support for their program;
  • case intake and management strategies;
  • how to avoid unauthorized practice of law and
  • strategies for working with funders.

This highly interactive training will include a combination of live and recorded sessions, along with scheduled time for open forum discussions and interactive exercises on topics covered.Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve their immigration legal services program. Past participants have used information from this training to build or expand their legal immigration capacity. This 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, such as ESL and citizenship classes.

All live sessions will take place from 1-4 p.m. ET.

Upon registration, participants will be provided with access to recorded sessions, which they should listen to prior to the day of discussion.

Additional Information

Special Accommodations

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this training, please email

Type of Training

Virtual Workshops

Date of Event


Time of Event

01:00 pm ~ 04:00 pm

Registration Deadline

Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates - $260

Nonprofit Agency Staff - $285

Private Attorneys and Staff - $415


Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds until one week (7 days) prior to the course start date.