AILA Announcements

Identifying and Addressing Potential Compliance and Enforcement Issues

Get in front of enforcement and compliance issues with the recordings from AILA’s Employer Compliance & Worksite Enforcement Conference. This two-day conference addressed employer compliance issues on Day 1 and worksite enforcement issues on Day 2. Order the recording today.

Still Time to Apply for Volunteer Scholarships for Law Students and AILA Members’ Paralegals

The deadline for law students and AILA members’ paralegals to apply for a volunteer scholarship to the 2017 Annual Conference has been extended to April 6, 2017. Apply today.

You Can Still Gain Insight from Sold-Out Immigration Court Crash Course and Webcast

AILA’s Immigration Court Crash Course and webcast are both sold out. But don’t despair, you can still receive all the benefits from this practical conference via the recording. Purchase the recording to obtain the full day of workshop sessions and all of the supporting materials.

Free for Members: 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.

AILA Podcast: Global Data Privacy: What Immigration Lawyers Need to Know

AILA provides a free podcast for members on what global immigration lawyers need to know about data privacy rules including best practices and data privacy pitfalls to avoid.

Get Free Shipping on Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook!

Now through March 31, 2017, receive free shipping on Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook when you enter KZ15PC317 during checkout on AILA Agora. Offer excludes previous/existing orders and shipping surcharges and cannot be combined. Purchase your copy now!

Learn More About the Gender Wage Gap in Immigration Law

In case you missed it, in this AIM video, AILA Treasurer Jennifer Minear shares findings from AILA's Marketplace Study, which shows that a gender wage gap exists in immigration law, just like in many other fields.

Waivers Workshop Early-Bird Deadline Is Quickly Approaching

If you haven’t registered for AILA’s Interactive Waivers Workshop, the discounted early-bird rate will be ending April 6. For expert guidance on best practices, in addition to one-on-one discussions about your specific waivers issues, make sure you register for AILA’s Waivers Workshop today!

Volunteers Needed to Assist Active Duty Military Members and Their Families

Give back to the U.S. military today! The AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP) is in need of pro bono volunteers to assist active duty military members and their families with immigration cases. There has been increased interest in the MAP program, leading to a backlog of approximately 150 cases.

Make Litigation a Meaningful Part of Your Practice

Litigate cases with confidence with AILA's Immigration Litigation Toolbox. Through sample pleadings, motions, briefs, and other essential documents, this extensive resource covers topics such as bond and custody issues, master and merits hearings, and post-decision issues. Purchase today.

AILA Ethics Compendium-Modern Legal Ethics For Immigration Lawyers

The AILA Ethics Compendium is a comprehensive resource to help immigration lawyers navigate ethics rules and dilemmas that arise in immigration practice. The compendium explores the complexity of state ethics rules and federal laws and regulations targeted at lawyers. Download for free today.

Top Ten Takeaways from the AILA Marketplace Study

In this podcast, free for members, speakers share ten important trends and developments in the 2016 Study that will help you in your firm or practice. This podcast is a special companion to AILA’s 2016 Marketplace Study. Tune in to hear what your peers are implementing in their practices!

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

Your Comprehensive Guide to the Complex World of Immigration Waivers

The Waivers Book, 2nd Ed., provides the foundation necessary to understand the elements of various immigration waivers, with a focus on practical pointers, recent substantive developments, and useful legal strategies. Purchase your copy today.

Finding the “Golden Mean” in Dual Representation

This article further explores the ethical aspects of dual representation to help lawyers adopt sound ethical and business practices when representing two parties in immigration matters.

Ethical Considerations in Fee Disputes, Fee Determinations, and Flat Fee Cases

This timeless article delves into the ethical considerations between hourly billing and flat fee pricing for immigration services. Attorneys are well advised to comply with the requirements of the ABA's Model Rule 1.5.

A Straightforward Explanation of the Child Status Protection Act

If you have a client who could potentially benefit from CSPA, consult AILA's Focus on the Child Status Protection Act, 2nd Ed., by Charles Wheeler. The book provides an easy-to-understand explanation and includes a flowchart, sample worksheet, and hypothetical examples. Purchase today.

Set Yourself Up for Success with This Essential Resource

Essentials of Immigration Law, by Richard A. Boswell, provides the foundation necessary to develop a solid understanding of immigration law. An excellent resource for attorneys, law students, and staff, the book offers a practical overview of immigration law in an easy-to-read format.

Learn to Utilize the Provisional Waiver to its Fullest

Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner's Guide, 2nd Ed. provides step-by-step guidance on handling the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility. Available electronically, this new edition covers everything including documenting the case, RFEs/denials, and more. Purchase 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.
AILA Doc. No. 17030307

Improve Your Waivers Navigation Skills

Develop and enhance your strategic skills about waivers during AILA’s uniquely designed Interactive Workshop on Waivers. Held April 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, this conference will enhance your knowledge of key waiver-related topics.

Turn to Kurzban's Sourcebook for Authoritative Analysis of Immigration Law Issues

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting out, you need Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook. The 15th edition includes updates such as changes to the STEM OPT and H-2B programs and changes to the Visa Bulletin and adjustment of status filing dates. Purchase today!

Prepare for the Challenges Ahead at the 2017 AILA Annual Conference

Come to AC17 and network with colleagues, meet new people, hear from leaders in the field, learn new skills, and take advantage of the opportunities to exchange ideas on how best to address whatever the future holds. The early-bird deadline is May 9, 2017, register today.

AILA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee 2017 Annual Conference Scholarships

The AILA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee is offering scholarships to attend the 2017 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law. Scholarships are open to any AILA member of three years or less that is a member of a diverse population group. Apply now!

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.

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

The practice of affirmatively filing an asylum application with the end goal of applying for cancellation of removal has become a widespread practice. Attorneys often struggle to decide if this strategy is right for their clients. This podcast will help attorneys work through the ethical questions.

Don’t Get Lost While Navigating 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.

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.

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 March 15, or subscribe 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 March are now available. Receive an introduction to removal proceedings or freshen up your removal defense skills with this month’s free items and listen to a recording on tricky asylum issues.
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!

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.