AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law


2018 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

Building Bridges and Standing for Justice

June 13-16, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Conference registration and AILA hotel reservations are now open!

This June, join your fellow fearless lawyers at the 2018 AILA Annual Conference (AC18) in San Francisco, to share experiences from the last year and plan for the future. The nearly 150 sessions, covering asylum, business, and anything in between, will prepare you for the year ahead. Tracks are available for all levels of experience, and you’ll be eligible to earn up to 32 CLE credits! And new for 2018, don’t miss the new AILA Inspires Series, featuring industry leaders in intimate conversations, designed to keep you energized and inspired for the challenges ahead.

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Take Advantage of Great Learning and Networking Opportunities

  • Strategize with AILA National Officers at the Hot Topics Strategy Session
  • Get inspired by thought-leaders who will share powerful, motivating talks during the “AILA Inspires Series
  • Develop your skills in the comprehensive Fundamentals Track
  • Attend unique sessions, such as Ira Kurzban’s Labor Panel
  • Gain insight into the administration’s policies at the Government and Liaison Committee Open Forums
  • Become a fearless lawyer and attend “Yes, You CAN!”: Building the Confidence to Litigate
  • Experience San Francisco at our unique social events held at the California Academy of Sciences and AT&T Park—home of the San Francisco Giants!
  • Acquire effective coping strategies in Managing Stress and Avoiding Substance Abuse

Don’t Miss These Featured Sessions!

  • Navigating Consular and Service Center Roadblocks
  • Masters Session: Posttraumatic “L” Disorder: Inconsistent Adjudicatory Standards That Drive Practitioners Crazy
  • The Future of Business Immigration: Storm Clouds on the Horizon
  • Hot Topics in Asylum Jurisprudence
  • Ethical, Zealous Representation in Removal Proceedings
  • Federal District Court: Can I Practice There, and What Relief Can Be Sought?
  • Improper Evidence: Motions to Suppress, Preclude, and Exclude
  • How to Survive Your First Years as an Immigration Attorney
  • Practice Innovation: Overcoming Ethical Impediments to Innovation
  • Managing Client Expectations: How Is Your “Bedside Manner?”
  • Selling an Immigration Law Practice
  • Unconventional Adjustment of Status Applications
  • Risk Assessment and Client Management in a Changing System
  • Common Non-Criminal Inadmissibility Issues in Today’s Turbulent Climate