Persons residing and practicing outside the United States who are otherwise ineligible* for Membership in the Association may apply for International Associate status.
* According to AILA bylaws, eligible individuals include, any attorney, at the time of application is in good standing with, and for three years immediately preceding application has not been suspended or disbarred by, any court, mandatory bar association, administrative agency or other disciplinary authority; is licensed to practice law and is a member in good standing of the bar of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia and, if engaged in the practice of law, is so engaged in compliance with the law applicable in every place where the attorney maintains an office for the practice of law.
International Associate Benefits
Global Migration Section
The Global Migration Section is a community of AILA members and international associates who are interested in furthering the practice of global migration. The Global Migration Section provides a forum and a means for members to share ideas and information and to receive mentorship and education on global migration-related issues. As an international associate you can choose to join the Global Migration Section.
AILA InfoNet offers online immigration news and information updated in real-time. International associates receive access to important information regarding professional practice, regulatory actions, legislative updates, Mentor Directory, and Member Directory.
AILA Conferences & CLE
AILA conferences are designed to keep you informed of emerging trends, provide valuable insights into practice management, and enable you to network with other attorneys practicing immigration law around the world. International associates receive substantial discounts off conference registration fees.
Join AILA members and fellow international associates at AILA's Annual Conference and other events to ask questions and engage in discussions with peers, colleagues, and mentors. You can also connect with your international associate colleagues on a listserve designed just for you.
AILA offers a wide variety of immigration legal publications, written and edited by leading immigration law experts. AILA international associates receive substantial discounts on all publications as well as a free subscription to AILA's online magazine, VOICE.
AILA Practice & Professionalism Center
AILA's Practice & Professionalism Center provides guidance and resources to make your practice more efficient and profitable with less stress and fewer risks. The Center is dedicated to shared ideals of our profession, including service to clients, ethical conduct, increasing competence, respect of the legal system, and pursuit of the public good.
AILA Lawyers Member Advantage
AILA international associates have access to a selection of programs that allow them to enjoy discounts on a number of great products and services.
For questions or to request an application to be emailed to you, please contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.