Institute & Meetings
Practical Training through the Litigation Institute
The Legal Action Center, in partnership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), developed and organizes the innovative Litigation Institute. The Litigation Institute is a hands-on, practical training program for lawyers to develop their litigation skills. Institute participants work in small groups throughout the multi-day program where they participate in mock immigration court and federal court hearings. The LAC provides each participant with an Institute Manual and an extensive compilation of litigation resources. This workshop consistently sells out and is one of the top ranked immigration legal education programs available. Planning for the 2011 Litigation Institute will begin in the spring of 2011. Archived information about the 2010 Litigation Institute can be found here:
The LAC periodically convenes other meetings (in addition to the Litigation Institute) for attorneys and advocates on issues relating to our work.
Hold CBP Accountable
actions taken across the country in an ongoing effort to establish accountability and transparency of one of the fastest growing agencies in the United States.
Administrative Relief Resource Center
Learn how individuals can prepare for administrative relief, find legal assistance and community education resource, and ways that you can help immigrants and immigrant-serving organizations.
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White House Report on Improving Our Legal Immigration System: Too Little Too Late?