Immigration Legal Skills
How and where do you find immigration laws, and once you find them, how do you use them? Knowing how to find the law, and how to write clearly and effectively, are essential parts of every immigrant advocate's job. This hands-on, four-week e-learning course will focus on building fundamental legal research and writing skills. Through readings, webinars, and exercises, participants will learn methods for conducting legal research using primary and secondary immigration source books and the Internet. Students will practice writing persuasive letters and declarations, and will receive substantive feedback from the instructors. The instructors will also discuss client interview techniques and how to advocate for clients before DHS. The course is aimed at practitioners who have had little experience with legal writing and research.