What We Do
The NYIC’s Immigrant Concerns Training Institute (ICTI) provides high-quality trainings designed to support New York State's nonprofit agencies and legal service providers. We offer a full calendar of continuing legal education (CLE) and non-CLE trainings on topics critical to organizations, social service providers, government employees, and attorneys serving immigrant communities.
- Substantive Legal Trainings:
These trainings strengthen the competency of current legal service providers and build the skills and knowledge of non-profit staff seeking DOJ accreditation. Our goal is to help providers build and maintain their competency and effectiveness in providing immigration legal services. Our legal trainings cover a wide range of topics, including family-based immigration, asylum, deportation defense, U&T visas, and many more. The majority of our legal trainings provide Continuing Legal Education credits in New York State.
- Department of Justice Recognition and Accreditation:
For those organizations and individuals seeking seeking Department of Justice (DOJ) recognition and accreditation, the ICTI offers several types of support. We provide regular trainings on the eligibility requirements and application process, and additional in-depth legal trainings for individuals seeking accreditation, or accredited representatives seeking to refresh their skills and knowledge. Together, these sessions allow organizations to build up their capacity to provide immigration legal services.
- Non-legal trainings:
In addition to trainings focused on immigration legal representatives, the ICTI also offers non-legal trainings designed to support service providers and advocates within our member organizations.
- Technical support:
As a part of our legal trainings, the ICTI offers technical support to attorneys and accredited representatives, and makes referrals to member organizations.