VISTA 3000 & 3100 :
Module 3- Certificate in Immigration Trial Advocacy

Students in the course will learn to conduct a removal hearing in immigration court; conduct a thorough intake interview with a potential client whose case is in removal proceedings, including drafting a thorough new client intake form to use to gather facts from clients during interviews; assess a client's case for eligibility for various forms of relief from removal/deportation; analyze new areas of the law to determine the elements that need to be proven; plan an immigration case for proceedings before an immigration court; establish eligibility for relief from removal, including gathering facts and evidence to support the elements of the form of relief; conduct legal research on immigration law; prepare an application and supporting evidence for submission to an immigration court; prepare a client and witnesses to testify in immigration court; draft and present an opening statement, closing argument and direct examination; maintain an office case file for a client; draft persuasive professional documents; compile an application to become a DOJ fully accredited representative; and practice ethical service and advocacy for a client.



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Military Price

Students who are active duty personnel, veterans, spouses and dependents will receive a 15% tuition reduction on each course upon verification of military and discharge status, if applicable.
Courses not offered as part of a program may not be eligible for VA military tuition assistance benefit. Students should check with their military benefits representative for more information.