Immigration Program Management Training

Thursday February 28 - Friday March 01 , 2013

  • By: CLINIC
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Catholic Charities of Central Texas
    1625 Rutherford Lane
    Austin, TX

This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. It features a manual and curriculum that offers detailed information and suggestions for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff accreditation, implementing effective case management systems, fundraising and scores of other pertinent topics related to managing an immigration program. This training is continuously updated to reflect recent laws such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the new provisional unlawful presence waiver. It will help you to prepare for even bigger changes such as Comprehensive Immigration Reform, AgJOBS, and DREAM Act. Participants will learn how to determine which applications to accept and how to adjust fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with the funders and delivering on grant objectives. The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. Past participants have used information from this training to build or expand their legal immigration capacity. The 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 (ESL and Citizenship). The training will be presented by Michelle Sardone, BIA Fully Accredited Representative, Jack Holmgren, Attorney, and Laura Burdick, Field Support Coordinator, all of whom work at CLINIC'S Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities as Field Support Coordinators.

Cost:

  • $235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
  • $260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $780 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)
  • $390 per person for private attorneys and staff

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. Continental breakfast provided.

Registration:
Register by clicking here. The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law offices. If you are not an affiliate and are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3)letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202) 635-2649 to the attention of Andrés Abella. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you fail to submit your 501(c) (3) letter you can be disenrolled. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. Space is limited to 30 participants. The registration deadline is February 15, 2013 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Michelle Sardone at (202) 756-5503.