This four-week course covers the basic components of effective immigration legal services program management. Throughout the course, participants will learn best practices in staffing, case management, and financial management, as well as strategies to acquire the necessary space, equipment and tools needed for an efficiently-operating program.  An optional session on Board of immigration Appeals (BIA) Recognition and Accreditation will also be included as the fifth session.

 

Waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility are an essential part of immigration practice.  This four-unit course will present information on both the theory and practice of developing and submitting successful waiver applications.  Participants will learn what the legal standards of extreme hardship are, how to create a theory of the case, how to marshal the facts of the case, and what kinds of supporting documentation to submit.  By the end of the course, participants will be better able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of specific cases and advise clients on their chances for success.

This course will provide an in-depth analysis of the various protected grounds and other key issues, including particular social group, the one-year filing deadline and its exceptions, mandatory bars to eligibility, the protection screening process, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture.  The last part of the course will focus on preparing an asylum case from the initial interview through the various stages: the Asylum Office, Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Court.

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.


Learn more about eligibility for U status for victims of specified crimes in this four-week e-learning course focusing exclusively on representing crime victims eligible to pursue U non-immigrant status. Advocates who have previous training or experience with U nonimmigrant status cases will have an opportunity to learn about new legal developments, consider strategic issues for U applicants and family members, and strengthen their ability to prepare successful applications for U status and subsequent adjustment of status. Course topics covered include eligible applicants and covered crimes, law enforcement certification issues, waivers of inadmissibility, applications for family members, extensions of status, travel and adjustment of status issues, and assessing and responding to problems throughout the process. 


Learn more about eligibility for U status for victims of specified crimes in this four-week e-learning course focusing exclusively on representing crime victims eligible to pursue U non-immigrant status. Advocates who have previous training or experience with U nonimmigrant status cases will have an opportunity to learn about new legal developments, consider strategic issues for U applicants and family members, and strengthen their ability to prepare successful applications for U status and subsequent adjustment of status. Course topics covered include eligible applicants and covered crimes, law enforcement certification issues, waivers of inadmissibility, applications for family members, extensions of status, travel and adjustment of status issues, and assessing and responding to problems throughout the process. 

September 6 – October 14, 2017

The four-week course identifies complex human needs created by global migration and how U.S.-based nonprofit immigration legal programs respond to such needs with varying services delivery models, legal and otherwise.  The course reveals the wealth of data immigration programs collect about their services and client outcomes.

August 1 - September 12

This six-week e-learning course provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate.

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