Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program (Charlotte)

Course Description

Led by CLINIC staff, this two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Attendees will review important lessons from CLINIC’s highly regarded manual, Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating & Increasing Legal Capacity. This manual and curriculum offers detailed information and suggestions for applying for Department of Justice 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;
  • how to set fees to obtain the best support for their program; 
  • case intake and management strategies;
  • how to avoid unauthorized practice of law; and
  • strategies for working with funders.

The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve 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, such as ESL and citizenship classes.

Date of Event


Time of Event

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Event Location

1123 South Church Street
Room 1-89, First Floor
Charlotte, NC 28203
United States

Training Prices

CLINIC Affiliates - $235

Nonprofit Agency Staff - $260

Private Attorneys and Staff - $390

Payment and Cancellation

Payment by credit card only. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an in-person training until one week (7 days) prior to the course start date.

Registration Deadline


Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Type of Training


Additional Information


Light breakfast provided. Lunch is on your own.  Several options are within walking distance of the training site and information will be provided.

Special Accommodations

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this training, please email