AILA Announcements

Member Alert: White House Immigration Announcements

AILA provides an update to members regarding anticipated announcements from the White House on new country-specific travel restrictions, administrative actions, and legislative priorities.

The Waivers Book: No Practice Should Be Without It

A solid understanding of waivers is essential for providing effective advice. The Waivers Book will provide the foundation for understanding the options, as well as recent developments. No matter how often you handle waivers, The Waivers Book provides expert advice. Order today!

The Can’t Miss Seminar for New EB-5 Practitioners

The Basics for New EB-5 Practitioners seminar on 10/5/17 will set you up for a successful practice. It covers fundamentals issues, such as eligibility requirements, elements of a successful petition, as well as recent regulatory changes. Sign up today and set yourself up for success!

AILA Recording: Avoiding Family Feuds

Have you faced ethical issues related to dual representation, fraud, and criminal history in your family practice? This recording, available to members for $22, helps you navigate these issues, including discussions about disagreements, divorce, and what do when a client lies.

AILA Recording: Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest are a particularly challenging issue in the practice of immigration law, given that dual representation is common. This free recording discusses the various contexts in which such conflicts may arise and the applicable ethics rules, as well as tips on how to address them.

Register for the California Chapters Conference – Lock in the Early-Bird Rate!

The 30th Annual California Chapters Conference is taking place November 9-11, 2017, in Hollywood, CA, and will cover a number topics, such as California state statutes, asylum, H-1B and EB-5 issues, removal defense, and more. Register by October 12, 2017, and lock in your early-bird rate!

The Essential Immigration Law Combo Pack

Our INA/CFR combo provides you with two essential primary sources at a discount: the Immigration & Nationality Act and the Immigration Regulations. If you haven’t already, order it now!
AILA Doc. No. 17092141

Give Your Paralegal the Tools to Thrive

The 2017 Paralegals Conference and Webcast, to be held October 12–13, 2017, in Washington, D.C. is designed to give attending paralegals and support staff the tools and knowledge to become an integral part of their attorney’s practice. Space is limited, so register now! Early-bird rate ends 9/25/17.

If You Practice Business Immigration, You Need This Book

The second edition of Business Immigration: Law & Practice is an indispensable reference for employment-based immigration law practitioners. It covers not only routine matters like H-1B and L-1 visas, but also rarer matters, such as E-3, J-1 and H-3 visas. Order your copy today!

AILA Recording on the Ethics of Dual Representation

In today’s climate, it’s crucial for immigration lawyers to understand the ethics of representing vulnerable immigrants. AILA’s PPC presents this useful recording, including tips for culturally and ethically competent lawyering and for identifying and handling conflict. Members can download for $22!

ICYMI: Recordings from the 2017 AILA Annual Conference

If you weren’t able to join us in New Orleans, you can still benefit from the discussions and information shared during the conference! Purchase individual sessions, topical track bundles, or the full set of recordings. Don’t miss the recordings from the 2017 Annual Conference.

The Must-Have Guide for Your Next Day in Immigration Court

The fourth edition of Representing Clients in Immigration Court has been completely overhauled with more detailed treatment of issues such as filing procedures, standards of review, and relevant motions. It also provides practical advice for a successful defense. Order your copy today!

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Categorical/Modified Categorical Approach

The 10/17/17 audio seminar, The Categorical Approach Across Jurisdictions: A Step-by-Step Approach, will discuss the categorical and modified categorical approaches and how recent court decisions, such as Mathis vs. United States, impact your practice. Sign up now!
AILA Doc. No. 17091936

Attend Free IJC Webinar on Motions to Reopen In Absentia Orders

Immigrants with prior orders of removal are a priority for ICE enforcement—so learn from the experts how to file motions to reopen old orders that were issued in absentia during a free webinar on 9/20/17, hosted by the IJC, along with CLINIC and the Dulles Justice Coalition. Register now!

Late Breaking I-485 Seminar: Special $59 Rate For AILA Members

With the recent changes to Form I-485, you’re likely playing catch-up on procedures. This late-breaking audio seminar, The New Adjustment of Status Form I-485, to be held on 9/26/17, will catch you up on what you need to know about the new form, as well as tactics and strategies for navigating it.
AILA Doc. No. 17091839

Affidavits of Support: A Practitioner's Guide

Despite being a requirement for over 20 years, the affidavit of support is still a source of confusion and misunderstanding. For clarity and guidance on this important part of the application process, turn to AILA’s Affidavits of Support: A Practitioner’s Guide.

Updates Regarding Government Office Closings Due to Hurricane Harvey

The AILA Texas Chapter provides information regarding Houston closures due to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

AILA Podcast: Avoiding Surprises During DHS Interrogations

In this AILA podcast, free for AILA members, the panelists discuss techniques for reviewing your client’s case to discover problem areas, preparing your client for interrogation, and protecting your client's rights during interrogation.

Learn More About Drafting Ethical and Profitable Representation Agreements

Attorneys often face three ethical issues when working with clients: client communication, handling client money, and attorney competence. AILA’s Practice and Professionalism Center offers this evergreen advisory to help you create representation agreements for successful client engagements.

Register for AILA’s New ACES Interest Group Today!

AILA is launching a new practice-oriented interest group for AILA members that are interested in immigration law issues related to athletics, culture, entertainment, and science. To register for the ACES Interest Group, please complete this form to be added to the listserve.

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 AILA’s Self-Care Center

There are so many tasks to do every day and it can feel impossible to step away from it all and incorporate self-care practices into our daily routines. Life won’t slow down, but you can. We want you to make self-care practices a priority, even if for a small fraction of your day!

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

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 August 9, 2017, or subscribe today!

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 September are now available. This month, our resources are focused on PERM and BALCA issues. Listen to a free recording on the top seven PERM issues for 2017 and read an article on notable BALCA decisions issued in 2017. Check them out today!
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

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.