Immigration Practice Skills Course

  • Advocacy


This is a six-unit course that will cover the practical skills needed in representing clients in their immigration cases. During the course, you will follow a hypothetical client from intake to conclusion and all that is needed in between. Participants in this limited-capacity course will be given the opportunity to practice the skills they learn through short assignments after each class and later will receive model answers and feedback on select assignments. Topics covered will include the following: conducting an intake with a potential client, accepting the case, obtaining and incorporating the factual evidence, conducting legal research, advocating for your client both in writing and orally, and the common ethical concerns arising in immigration cases.

The course starts on Oct. 6 with access to the e-learning website. All six units consist of a live, interactive webinar and a set of self-directed activities, which include readings and an exercise. The webinars will be recorded, allowing students the flexibility to work the sessions into their busy schedules. The course is interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. Additionally, feedback will be given by instructors for each of the unit exercises, including model answers.

CLINIC Affiliates - $320

Nonprofit Agency Staff - $345

All webinars take place on Thursdays from 2-3:30 p.m. ET



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This course is appropriate for the aspiring or new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment needed to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. Participants are expected to come having taken and passed CLINIC's Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law (COIL) Course or have an equivalent level of understanding of immigration law. The course has an accelerated pace with one 90-minute webinar each week, as well as each unit’s self-directed learning activities. Overall, participants should expect to spend between four to six hours each week attending or listening to recordings of the weekly webinars and completing the corresponding course activities. If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of practicing immigration law. Private Attorneys and Staff are not eligible to participate in this course.


The training is for the staff of non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status.?Registrants from non-profit organizations must scan and email a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating their agency as a nonprofit entity to?

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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