October 30-November 3
The City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, King County Office of Equity and Social Justice, OneAmerica’s Washington New Americans Program, and the State of Washington’s Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance are pleased to announce the open application process for the 2017 40-hour Basic Immigration Law Training to be held in Seattle this fall.
The intensive five-day training is designed for staff working at Washington state-based nonprofit agencies that serve immigrants. At the end of the training, you will have the basic knowledge to be eligible to seek partial accreditation from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and, if authorized by the DOJ, to represent clients before US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
When: Saturday Monday, October 30-Friday November 3 (5 full days), 8:30am-5pm each day
Where: SEIU 775, 215 Columbia St, Seattle, WA, 98104
Location: FREE. Thanks to generous sponsorship by the presenting partners, this training is free of charge. Training manuals, course materials, and breakfast/lunch for participants are included. Travel stipends are available to participants from outside the greater King County area.
Preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
● Staff of currently DOJ-recognized organizations or organizations with existing plans to seek DOJ recognition
● Long-term volunteers may be considered on a case-by-case basis
● Applicants who work in geographic areas not well-served by existing immigration providers
● Applicants who serve underrepresented ethnic or language groups
● Applicants who are not already individually DOJ-accredited
SPACE AND SCHOLARSHIPS ARE LIMITED to 40 participants
DOJ Office of Legal Access Programs Frequently Asked Questions page: www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/pages/attachments/2017/02/27/olaprafaqsfinal227.pdf
Sponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, King County Office of Equity and Social Justice, OneAmerica’s Washington New Americans Program, and the State of Washington’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Assistance