For 50 years, the National Immigration Project has designed innovative legal strategies to defend immigrant rights. We are committed to sharing those strategies and innovations via Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, webinars, litigation meetings, and panels for attorneys and advocates. This page lists upcoming trainings available to members and non-members nationwide.

For a full list of our upcoming trainings, download our 2023 trainings calendar.

March Mandamus

Every Wednesday in March 2023

Forget March Madness and join us instead for March Mandamus, where you'll get the skills you need to be the MVP in District Court! This once-a-week 5-week small group course will teach you everything you need to know about evaluating, preparing, and filing a mandamus complaint. The course is offered by the National Immigration Project in partnership with NIPNLG Board Member Rekha Sharma-Crawford.

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2023 Spring CLE Seminar: All About Motions to Reopen

March 30, 2023

Join us for our Spring CLE - with the option to join in-person or by zoom - to learn all about motions to reopen.

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The J.O.P. v. DHS Litigation, Four Years In: What Asylum Seekers and Their Advocates Need to Know

April 4, 2023

During this free webinar, members of the J.O.P. plaintiffs’ counsel team will (1) provide an overview of the litigation and the court's preliminary injunction and class certification order, (2) describe steps practitioners can take to protect J.O.P. class members' rights, including strategies for navigating the removal proceedings of J.O.P. class members while they await USCIS adjudication of their asylum applications; and (3) as time allows, answer questions about the J.O.P. litigation submitted in advance by webinar registrants. Registration and question submissions will close at 11:59 pm Eastern on April 3, 2023.

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NIPNLG's Removal Defense Course

April 18-May 25

Join us for this 12-part webinar series on removal defense advocacy.

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Monthly NIPNLG Removal Defense Webinar: Reopening Expedited Orders of Removal

April 20, 2023

Since the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, expedited removal orders have prevented millions of noncitizens from obtaining legal status. However, in certain circumstances, noncitizens can challenge expedited removal orders through a regulatory provision that authorizes reopening or reconsideration of immigration decisions. The faculty will discuss how to screen for expedited removal orders, review 8 CFR § 103.5, highlight potential legal and factual arguments, offer insight into the framing and components of the motion to reopen or reconsider requests, and offer general tips for pursuing these cases.

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NITA-NIPNLG "Advocacy in Immigration Matters" Training

May - June 2023

The National Immigration Project is pleased to partner with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) to offer a four-day skills training for immigration court advocates. This training is ideal for advocates who have some court background and want to improve their skills through an intensive experiential experience with meaningful critque from experienced practitioners, including a retired Immigration Judge.

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