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.

Upcoming Events

law for the people october 13th and 14th

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"Immigration Defense Strategies: Lessons from the Criminal Defense Context" Virtual CLE

October 13th, 11am - 3:30pm ET and October 14th, 12pm - 5pm ET

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Membership Meeting

October 15th, 11am - 4pm ET
Topics covered during the membership meeting will include: racist origins and application of immigration law; administrative advocacy with the Biden administration; the current legislative landscape in DC; 50 years of advocacy for immigrant justice: looking back and looking ahead; and abolitionist lawyering: what does it mean, and how do we do it well?

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Litigation meeting

October 15th, 4:30pm - 6pm ET
Topics covered during the litigation meeting will include roundups on 1325 and 1326 litigation; crim-imm litigation; and detention and enforcement litigation.

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Joint NIPNLG/NPAP Reception

October 14th, 6pm ET
Join us for a reception to present the 2021 Daniel Levy Award to Project South. Project South has been leading work on racial justice, social justice, and immigrant rights issues in the South for decades, and this year has helped lead critical advocacy around non-consensual medical procedures performed on individuals in ICE custody at Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC). Registration information coming soon.

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NLG Awards Ceremony

October 16th, 7pm ET
Join us for a reception to present the Carol Weiss King Award to Carlos Moctezuma García. Carlos is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Project, and a seasoned immigration and criminal defense attorney practicing in South Texas who fights zealously for his clients and contributes actively to National Immigration Project and the broader immigration legal community. Registration information coming soon.

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Past Events

2021 Annual Pre-AILA Crimes & Immigration Seminar: June 3-4, 2021

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Removal Defense Under the New Administration: March 25, 2021

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Crimes and Immigration Seminar: October 29-30, 2020

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Creative Strategies to Fight for Your Clients: September 24, 2020

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Annual Pre-AILA Crimes and Immigration CLE: July 17, 2020

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Fighting for Due Process in the Immigration System: May 15, 2020

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Resistance Lawyering: Fighting for Immigrant Communities and the Rule of Law: October 16, 2019 in Durham, NC

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Pre-AILA Crimes CLE: June 18, 2019 in Orlando, FL

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Defiant Immigration Lawyering: Empathy, Audacity, and Skill: March 29, 2019 in San Antonio, TX

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Fighting Back in Removal Proceedings and in the Federal Courts: October 31, 2018 in Portland, OR

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2018 Pre-AILA Crimes and Immigration Seminar: June 13, 2018 in San Francisco

Seminar Focused on: Using Categorical Approach to Win Your Case · Avoiding Drug Deportability and Inadmissibility · Judicial and Administrative Case Updates and Analysis · Vacating a Criminal Conviction and Establishing Prejudice

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2018 Removal Defense Conference and Webcast
Fierce and Fearless Lawyering: Taking it to the Next Level

Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC or Via Webcast
A joint venture between AILA, the AILA/Council Immigration Justice Campaign, and the National Immigration Project

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Crimes and Immigration Seminar: An Advanced CLE for Immigration and Criminal Practitioners: October 14, 2017 in New York

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Creative Strategies in Fighting Enforcement in the Era of Trump: August 2nd in Washington, D.C.

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Pre-AILA Crimes and Immigration Seminar: More Important Than Ever: June 21, 2017 in New Orleans

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