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.

 

This five-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 Department of Justice (DOJ) Recognition and Accreditation will also be included as the fifth session.


This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on a family relationship, and how each step in the process works. Throughout the course, participants will work on case files that involve all the components of the family-based immigration process. Participants will learn immigration law in this context.   In addition to participating in weekly webinars, students will complete required readings and assignments, such as exercises and quizzes.  The course will be interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between the students and the instructors.

This four-week training will focus on cutting edge or developing topics in self-petitioning under the Violence Against Women Act for survivors of domestic violence and U nonimmigrant Status for victims of certain crimes.  Advocates who have previous training or experience with VAWA or U status cases will have an opportunity to learn about new legal developments, consider strategic issues for applicants and family members, and strengthen their ability to prepare successful applications for VAWA and U status and subsequent adjustment of status. 

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.

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

 

This six-unit independent study provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate.