For over 48 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 for attorneys. This page lists upcoming seminars available to members and non-members nationwide.

Upcoming Events

Resistance Lawyering: Fighting for Immigrant Communities and the Rule of Law (Durham, NC)

Day-long Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course

Join us and learn innovative strategies to address the Trump administration’s continued assault on immigrant communities and the rule of law.

NIPNLG CLE: Wednesday, October 16, 8:30am - 5:30pm, 21c Hotel, Main Gallery

111 N. Cocoran St., Durham, NC 27701

  • Immigration Litigation in Federal Court
  • Expedited Removal
  • Raids and Motions to Suppress
  • Asylum Updates
  • Creating a Record and Working with Experts in Immigration Court

Registration Fees
  • Private Attorney: $325
  • Current Members of NIPNLG, NLG, or Minority Bar Associations: $275
  • Legal Worker/Non-Profit/Student: $200

(Early Bird Rates have now ended)

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Membership Meeting

NIPNLG Annual Membership Meeting: Thursday, October 17, 8:30am - 5:30pm, Durham Marriott City Center [Room TBD].

Exact room location will be published closer to the date-please check back.

  • Crim-imm updates
  • Asylum and refugee updates and “Remain in Mexico”
  • Interior enforcement: trends and updates
  • Lunchtime panel (with Ira Kurzban!)
  • New frontiers in detention litigation
  • Denaturalization and related issues
  • Public charge developments and strategies
  • Meet NIPNLG’s new leadership — Town Hall-style meeting/Q and A with Sirine Shebaya and Carlos Moctezuma García

Litigation Strategy Session

NIPNLG Litigation Meeting: Friday, October 18, 8:30am - 11:30am, 21c Hotel, Gallery 5

  • Strategies for systematically challenging §1325/1326 prosecutions
  • Border litigation: latest trends and gaps
  • Strategies for protecting immigrant rights activists against retaliation for political activities.

Lodging Information

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CLE Sponsored By

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild


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See you in Durham!

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Past Events

Save the Date Seminar June in Orlando

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
Saturday, October 14, 2017 in New York

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Creative Strategies in Fighting Enforcement in the Era of Trump
Wednesday, 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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