Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
  • St. James Cathedral
  • Program Assistance

This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Attendees will receive a copy of CLINIC’s highly regarded Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating & Increasing Legal Capacity manual and over 150 power point slides reflecting important lessons from the manual.  The 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. Participants will learn how to determine which client cases to accept and how to set fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be detailed discussions of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with funders and delivering on grant objectives. The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with many best practices and ideas to make their programs financially stable while delivering high quality 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 Jack Holmgren, CLINIC’s California legalization Director, and Shaila Rahman, CLINIC Field Support Coordinator.

Register here. The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities, other Catholic nonprofits, 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 (301) 565-4824 to the attention of Leya Speasmaker. 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. This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is July 6, 2015 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information, contact Shaila Rahman at

IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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