Monday, March 30, 2020 (All day) to Friday, April 3, 2020 (All day)

This intensive five-day training is being conducted in collaboration with World Relief. 


The training will be conducted using the curriculum of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). This course will help to provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Department of Justice (DOJ - formerly known as BIA recognition and accreditation). DOJ recognition and accreditation allows non-attorneys working at non-profit organizations to practice immigration law. The course will touch on all areas of immigration law and practice focusing on topics most relevant to those serving and representing low-income immigrants.


Due to the requirements of the recognition and accreditation application process, we recommend that only individuals with U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residence, or other long-term immigration status apply for this training.  If you have questions, please contact Sarah Bankard at


Additional requirements for applying for Department of Justice (DOJ) recognition and accreditation will be discussed during the training week. Participants who pass the take-home test will receive a certificate of completion from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), the authors of the training curriculum. This will help participants in the process of obtaining DOJ recognition and accreditation.

Registration Fee

($50 late fee added after February 28, 2020) 
Non-Profit - $375
For-Profit or attorney/ paralegal - $675 

Meal options 
(vegetarian/vegan and diet specific options available upon request)
$125 U.S. Monday supper is not included (March 29) 
6 breakfasts
5 lunches
5 dinners and snacks

Who can attend?
Preference will be given to staff of not-for-profit agencies. (There is a limited number of spots for private attorneys or paralegals working for private law firms.)

Maximum number of students permitted
No more than 50 students will be admitted. If lodging is needed, please register early since we have a limited number of rooms available. Most rooms will be double occupancy. There are a limited number of single rooms.

Please complete the registration form. You must complete the registration form, to arrange lodging, meals, and transportation, along with your full payment, no later than February 28, 2020. ($50 late fee added after February 28, 2020). 

MCC vehicles can assist with transport to and from The Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) and The Philadelphia Airport (PHL) at designated times (flights must arrive on Sunday, March 29, 2020, and depart on Saturday, April 4, 2020).

Cost includes trip from and to the respective airport.
From/to Philadelphia - $100 U.S.
From/to Harrisburg - $50 U.S.

*Once transportation is reserved, fee is nonrefundable.