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In partnership with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) we will be offering a 40 hour, comprehensive training on immigration law for staff and members of non-profit organizations. This rigorous training is highly respected by the Department of Justice. This training is specially designed to give participants the knowledge and skills needed to provide a wide range of immigration legal services. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a training certificate from the ILRC in support of their applications with the DOJ. More details below. Register here


40 HOUR IMMIGRATION LAW TRAINING

The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition invites staff of non-profit organizations who wish to apply for Department of Justice (DOJ) accreditation and provide immigration legal services to our 40-Hour Immigration Law Training.

COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION LAW: A COURSE FOR NEW PRACTITIONERS
August 15 - 22, 2018 in Nashville TN

TIRRC, FIRM, and ILRC have partnered up for the first time to bring the DOJ training to Tennessee for non-profit organizations across the region and the Southeast. This course is a great way to learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective practitioner, and establish the training background to support an application for DOJ accreditation. This training aims to build legal capacity in the Southeast to provide critical immigration services to our communities.

This intensive 6 day, 40 hour training course provides immigration law advocates and new practitioners with an overview of core immigration law concepts as well as the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a training certificate from the ILRC in support of their applications with the DOJ.

COURSE STRUCTURE
The course starts on the morning of August 15, 2018, there will be no class on August 18 and 19. Each day the course will cover several units, and each unit focuses on a specific theme.  Each of the 19 units will consist of an in-class teaching and a set of self-directed activities, which include readings, exercises and a quiz. The course is interactive, with opportunities for real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course concludes with an open-book final exam that students have four weeks to complete. Participants should expect to be in class all day during course days and completing required reading in the evenings and over the weekend.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE? 
This course is appropriate for the aspiring or new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment required to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. This course has an accelerated and intense pace during the 6 days. If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law. 

NOTE: You are not eligible for this course if you are already accredited by the DOJ. 

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend the 6 days of training; (b) complete each unit quiz; and (c) complete and pass an open-book final exam.  You have four weeks after the end of the course, to complete the final exam.

 COST*
$700 for non-profits**
$550 for organizational members of TIRRC or SEIRN

*Tuition includes 3 text resources, breakfast + lunch for the 6 days. 
**NextGen grantees only need to submit their application. 

LOCATION
Casa Azafran
2195 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

REGISTER HERE
Please complete the application by July 31st.