The purpose of the training calendar is to connect attorneys, law students, and legal advocates to free immigration law trainings. The training opportunities below are are hosted by legal services organizations, community-based organizations, and law schools to train attorneys, law students, and nonprofit staff on immigration law and policy. The goal is to expand pro bono legal services to immigrants and asylum seekers by training, recruiting, and collaborating with attorneys and law students in the public and private sectors.
The Pro Bono Training Institute provides free online legal trainings in a variety of immigration areas, including:
- Adjustment of Status
- Deportation Defense
- General Immigration Law
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Removal Defense Corp Resource Bank is an online platform that hosts materials for use by LA Justice Fund partner organizations and staff attorneys, pro bono attorneys, and legal volunteers they work with.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) offers a free guide to obtaining release from immigration detention, along with a number of supporting documents.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) has a lot of great practice advisories on removal defense and asylum law. This is especially helpful for non-immigration attorneys who need to be updated on the rapid changes in immigration law.
National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) has amazing resources for attorneys representing clients seeking asylum.