This four-week course covers the basic components of effective legal case management techniques and strategies. Throughout the course, participants will learn best practices in intake procedures; case acceptance and closure; file maintenance; form creation and improvement; and much more. Participants will also learn about case management database systems, as well as strategies to create an effective case management policies and procedures manual to optimize program efficiency and minimize risk of liability. This course will be presented by CLINIC’s Capacity Building section staff.
The eight webinars in this series track the entire experience of representing an individual in immigration court. We will cover everything from case analysis at the inception of proceedings to seeking relief from removal, and filing BIA appeals. The series will also review bond proceedings, master calendar hearings, motions and other procedural issues, and ethical issues in immigration court practice. Presenters will include the latest cases, court rules, and other legal developments in each webinar, and will share their practice tips based on years of experience representing individuals in removal proceeding
May 30, 2017 – July 14, 2017
CLINIC's Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law is a six-week e-learning course designed to help new advocates understand the fundamentals of immigration law and how the different aspects of immigration law come together. The course presents an overview of core immigration law information and concepts, including what immigration law is about, who enforces immigration law, and the different types of legal status available to non-citizens, and then takes a closer look at specific forms of immigration benefits, and how eligibility is impacted by inadmissibility and deportability issues. The course also introduces participants to the critical practice skills necessary to be an effective advocates, including interviewing, legal research and professional responsibility rules and best practices.