Immigration law fundamentals training

Event Type: Public
Starts: 02/03/2017 - 2:00pm
Ends: 03/10/2017 - 5:30pm

MIRC and Michigan United are teaming up again to present an immigration law fundamentals training using course materials from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). The goal of this training is to prepare students to apply for partial accreditation by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) so that they can practice immigration law under the auspices of a BIA-recognized nonprofit. Becoming accredited requires an immigration law fundamentals course along with additional trainings and practical experience.

Additionally, we are also hoping to train attorneys who are interested in and committed to pro bono representation.

The Training

The training will be simulcast at two locations in Michigan: Detroit and Grand Rapids. Miller Canfield has graciously donated its space and video conference equipment on six Friday mornings so that students in Detroit and Grand Rapids can, essentially, be in one classroom together with the presenters.* The presenters will alternate between locations.

BIA Accredited Representative Diego Bonesatti of Michigan United and MIRC attorneys Ruby Robinson and Susan Reed will be the main instructors together with some special guests
Requirements for Completion
Attendance at all six sessions, as well as significant "homework" will be required. We estimate that the homework and assigned reading will take students 3-6 hours per week to complete and we discourage registration by those who will not have time to complete it. Students must pass a final exam to obtain a certificate of completion to submit to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
The sessions will be held on the following dates from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

February 3February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, and March 10.

*Parking is not included

Costs, materials

When your registration is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with information about paying the course registration fee of $220 and how to purchase required course materials.

Course materials are sold by the ILRC
at a cost of $270 for hard copy only or PDF only, or $310 for the hard copy/PDF combo. (So, the total cost of the training will be either $490 or $530 in two separate payments -- one to us and one to ILRC.)

To register, click here