Immigration Law Training Offered – Canceled
March 30 - April 3
Out of caution and concern for the well-being of participants, staff and trainers, and in keeping with state, local and organizational recommendations related to the COVID-19 virus, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and World Relief have canceled the upcoming 40 Hour Immigration Law Training which was to be held March 30-April 3, 2020 in Akron, PA. MCC and World Relief will continue to plan for our September 14-18, 2020 40 Hour Immigration Law Training. Check back for updates on this training.
The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), in collaboration with World Relief, is offering an intensive five-day Immigration Law training March 30 (all day) through April 3 (all day), 2020. The training is being held at the MCC Welcoming Place, Akron, PA.
The training will be conducted using the curriculum of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). This course will help to provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Department of Justice (DOJ – formerly known as BIA recognition and accreditation). DOJ recognition and accreditation allows non-attorneys working at non-profit organizations to practice immigration law. The course will touch on all areas of immigration law and practice focusing on topics most relevant to those serving and representing low-income immigrants.
Due to the requirements of the recognition and accreditation application process, we recommend that only individuals with U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residence, or other long-term immigration status apply for this training.
Additional requirements for applying for Department of Justice (DOJ) recognition and accreditation will be discussed during the training week. Learn more and register.