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Start: Monday, April 3, 2023
EndFriday, May 13, 2023 
This is a virtual event
Registration opens: Feb, 20th, 2023. Registration deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023
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Description & Schedule

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), in partnership with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) will provide a 40-hour Overview of Immigration Law Training from April 3rd to May 10th, 2023. Please review the training information and schedule below and complete the form if you are interested in participating and can commit to completing the entire 40-hour training.

This Overview of Immigration Law course will provide an introduction to immigration law for practitioners new to the field. This training is aimed at nonprofit and local government staff and leaders seeking partial Department of Justice (DOJ) accreditation, which allows individuals to represent clients before agencies of the Department of Homeland Security.

This is a virtual training taking place over five weeks from April 3 to May 13, 2023. Each week consists of approximately 8 to 10 hours of training plus optional study sessions and office hours. Click here for a draft schedule with specific dates, times, and training topics. This schedule is subject to change and participants will be notified of any changes ahead of time.

Cost & Requirements

The training is free of cost for NPNA member organizations and New Americans Campaign (NAC) partners. Make sure to clearly identify your organization affiliation in the registration form.

The cost is $350 for other nonprofit organizations and local government staff.

All participants are required to purchase ILRC’s A Guide for Immigration Advocates (23rd Edition). Only one guide per organization is needed. Special discounts are available for participants of this training:

  • Book only option: $345 + shipping
  • PDF only option: $345
  • Book & PDF option: $385 + shipping

Registration deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023

Registration fee refunds may be requested no later than March 24th, 2023.

Who can attend?

This training series is open to staff and volunteers who are seeking DOJ accreditation as well as nonprofit attorneys new to the field of immigration law. Preference will be given to participants without current DOJ Accreditation, partner organizations of the New Americans Campaign (NAC), and NPNA members. Participants must be affiliated with an organization and complete an attestation form confirming understanding of what constitutes the authorized practice of law. NPNA reserves the right to refuse registration to any individuals it feels do not meet this criterion.

What constitutes attendance?

Participants are expected to attend all of the sessions. The sessions will be offered via live webcast and will allow for questions and participant interaction. For those unable to participate in the live webcast, we will provide access to a recording of the session. Attendance will be verified for each session.

What is required to “pass” the course?

To pass the course, a student must miss no more than two class sessions, participate in all class activities, and demonstrate knowledge of the material presented during the 40-hour training. To demonstrate knowledge of the material, the students must pass the final exam with at least 70% correct. Participants who pass the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA).