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MIRA is pleased to announce that we will hold a our Virtual 40-Hour Basic Immigration Law Training this spring. The training will run from March 4 to March 29 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (except for the final week, which will be Friday, March 29). You can view a tentative schedule here.

This intensive training is open only to non-profit staff seeking DOJ accreditation and attorneys seeking to increase their knowledge of immigration law, and follows a curriculum designed by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center to give practitioners the basic knowledge they need to apply for DOJ accreditation and serve the community. If you are not non-profit staff seeking accreditation or an attorney, please contact us before registering so we can help you determine if this training is appropriate for you. When registering, you will also need to submit a statement of intent to apply for DOJ recognition and accreditation. The training will feature legal experts in various aspects of immigration law.

Participants will be required to separately purchase the ILRC’s A Guide for Immigration Advocates. A discount code will be provided to students upon registration ($345 for book or PDF and $385 for both with the discount). We strongly recommend that students purchase the text immediately after you receive the code, as students will be required to read Units 1-3A before the class begins. A certificate of completion will be issued only to students who successfully complete the course and pass the final take-home exam.

A limited number of scholarships are available for staff of MIRA organizational members upon demonstration of financial need. For more information, please contact Jessica Chicco at jchicco@miracoalition.org