AILA Announcements

Determining the Best Fee Structure for Your Practice

With so many fee structure options to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which one would fit your business needs best. AILA members Kirby Gamblin Joseph and Olsi Vrapi share some insight on the process in this article designed to help you create the best structure for your business.

Learn to Navigate Waivers Challenges Successfully

Waivers remain one of the most important and effective avenues to immigration relief. Attend AILA’s uniquely-designed Interactive Workshop on Waivers, April 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, to enhance your knowledge of key waiver-related topics.

March 24—AILA’s Immigration Court Crash Course—In-Person and Webcast!

New to removal defense? Our experts will walk you through the process and provide you with resources to help you feel confident in the courtroom. Our interactive conference features substantive and mock components so that you can learn the essential removal techniques necessary for success.

Check Out AILA’s New Self-Care Center

In today’s fast-paced and chaotic world, it can seems impossible to get a chance to step away from it all and incorporate self-care practices into our daily routines. The truth is that life won’t slow down but you can. We want you to make that a priority even if for just a few minutes each day!

AILA Podcast: Ethics of Filing for Asylum to Apply for Cancellation of Removal

In this AILA podcast, free for members, the speakers will identify issues surrounding the ethics of filing for asylum to apply for cancellation of removal and help lawyers work through the difficult questions.

Expertly Navigate the PERM Process

For guidance on all aspects of the PERM process, consult AILA's PERM Labor Certification Survival Guide. This resource provides an overview of the PERM pathway to permanent residency, key ethical issues, prevailing wage issues and recruitment requirements, and more. Download today!

Volunteer to Be an Annual Conference Day Coordinator!

Day Coordinators for the Annual Conference serve for one half-day track, and are responsible for introducing panelists and helping to ensure the smooth operation of the CLE sessions. If you’re a member in good standing, volunteer by March 31 and receive special recognition in the conference program.

2017 AILA Immigration Court Crash Course and Webcast

New to removal defense and unsure how to get started? During this practical, interactive conference, our experts will walk you through the process and provide you with tools and resources to help you feel confident in the courtroom. Registration available for in-person participation and via webcast.

Step-by-Step Guidance on Family-Based Immigration

Immigration Law and the Family, 4th Ed., by Charles Wheeler, is an indispensable resource with guidance and samples for family immigration practitioners as well as business immigration practitioners who come across family-based issues on ocassion. Purchase your copy today!

Hear from Government Insiders at AILA’s Spring Conference: Immigration and the New Administration

What changes and challenges can the immigration law community expect under the new administration? Join us for this open forum meeting, held April 7, in Washington, D.C., and get insights as to how the latest immigration policy changes will affect your practice and clients in 2017 and beyond.

Effective Lawyering Under the Trump Administration—Order the Recording

Did you miss this late-breaking audio seminar? Order the seminar recording, free to AILA members, and hear practical advice from AILA’s faculty of authors for improving your lawyering skills in this uncertain climate.

AILALink: An Immigration Law Library at Your Fingertips

With an AILALink subscription, you can take Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook with you anywhere you have an internet connection. The 15th edition of Kurzban’s on AILALink is fully searchable and contains links to referenced INA and CFR sections, cases, and more.

Now Available: Podcast on Form I-864, Affidavit of Support

Listen to this AILA podcast, free to members, on avoiding ethical pitfalls when filing Form I-864. Preparing affidavits of support on behalf of intending family immigrant clients presents many ethical issues. Learn how to overcome common risks, identify your duties, and avoid an ethical complaint.

Now Available: AILA and the Council’s Late-Breaking Executive Orders Podcast

AILA members can download, for free, this late-breaking podcast on President Trump’s Executive Orders. This late-breaking recording will examine what the Executive Orders mean so that you can effectively navigate the changes and prepare for the impact on your practice.

Help Your Paralegal Achieve Excellence

AILA's Guide to Immigration Law for Paralegals is intended to serve as a daily reference tool to help immigration paralegals provide more effective assistance to their supervising attorneys. Download a copy for your paralegal today!

AILA 2017 Annual Awards--Call for Nominations!

AILA is accepting nominations for its 2017 Annual Awards. AILA is proud to be an association of the best immigration attorneys. It is our pleasure to recognize at the 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony those who have achieved excellence in immigration. Nominate a colleague today!

Available for Purchase: Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions (2017 Edition)

The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC provides an index containing links to more than 1,500 unpublished BIA decisions. Organized by category and updated on a monthly basis. To purchase, contact the Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC. Group pricing available.

Register Now for AILA’s Spring Conference: Immigration and the New Administration

Hear directly from government officials and representatives during AILA’s Spring Conference, held April 7, in Washington, D.C. You’ll get just the information you need to achieve the most effective course of action to get your cases filed and approved.

Hear Directly from Government Officials at AILA’s Spring Conference

Register for AILA's Spring Conference: Immigration and the New Administration. Held April 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C., you’ll learn about the latest policy changes from the government officials and representatives whose decisions will affect your practice and clients in 2017 and beyond.

Build Your Knowledge of U.S. Immigration Law with This Essential Resource

Essentials of Immigration Law, by Richard A. Boswell, will help you develop a solid understanding of U.S. immigration law. The book provides an overview of the entire body of immigration law in an accessible and easy-to-read format. Purchase your copy today!

Quickly Build a Comprehensive Immigration Law Library With AILALink

Obtaining all the resources you need to practice successfully can be an expensive task. AILALink can help you save and provide you with an affordable and comprehensive immigration law library at the same time. Sign up for the next free training on February 15, or subscribe today!

Help Us Find the 2017 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Fellow

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program awards a dedicated law school student the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice for vulnerable immigrant groups. Help us find the 2017 Fellow today!’s InfoNet Research Library Added New Filters

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A New Challenge for AILA and the Communities We Serve

AILA’s message to members on the election results and how “AILA will continue to fight for a just and fair system using every tool at our disposal…we must carry this message of unity and perseverance to the immigration agencies, to Congress, and to the courts.”
AILA Doc. No. 16110931

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

AILA's free items for members for February are now available. Receive an introduction to removal proceedings or freshen up your removal defense skills with this month’s free items. Listen to a recording on federal court litigation 101 and read an introduction to removal proceedings.
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

Get Involved—Build Your AILA Presence and Community

The AILA New Members Division and the AILA Diversity and Inclusion Committee collaborated recently on a podcast about developing reputation, relationships, and skills to navigate AILA and the immigration law community.
AILA Doc. No. 15120402

What’s Happening!

Have news you want to share with the AILA community? It might be a professional announcement, an award you’ve won, or news of a wedding or a new addition to your family. Send a 500- to 700-character blurb to AILA today. Then check back to this page to see updates from your fellow members.
AILA Doc. No. 15071005

Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

Check out AILA’s upcoming web and audio seminars. Get your CLE requirements from the convenience of your desk. Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule!

Check Out Recent AILA Recordings

AILA offers recordings of recent web and audio seminars that are available whenever you are! Check out the recordings today and stay current on the trends, topics, and issues that affect your clients and practice. CLE credit is also available for many of these recordings.
AILA Doc. No. 15051199

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the INA

AILA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Immigration & Nationality Act with 15% off the 2015 edition of the INA. Enter INA50ANN during checkout on AILA Agora. This offer excludes previous/existing orders. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires October 13, 2015.

The New Thinks Like You

Learn about the new features of AILA’s website.