Effective Lawyering Under the Trump Administration

AILA is committed to ensuring that your AILA membership includes access to the essential resources you need to represent your clients and to help you develop and enhance your skills as effective, zealous advocates. To that end, AILA has compiled the following top resources (including over 49 member benefit resources) needed for attorneys practicing in this ever-changing field.

Free AILA Resources:

Top AILA Resources

AILA Publications & Online Research Tools:


AILALink - AILALink provides fully searchable access to a wide breadth of critical resources essential for practicing immigration law, including primary source materials, case law, and more than $4,000 worth of AILA publications.


Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, 15th Ed. - Since the release of the first edition in 1990, Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook has been the go-to legal reference on U.S. immigration law. It cuts out lengthy explanations to provide busy legal professionals with what they need and want - comprehensive, authoritative, and concise analysis of a complicated area of law.


Coming Soon: 2017 editions of INA/CFR - The 2017 editions of AILA's Immigration & Nationality Act and two-volume Immigration Regulations (CFR) incorporate new legislation and regulations enacted through early 2017. Save 20% when you purchase both of these primary source books at the same time!

Waivers Combo

AILA's Waivers Combo includes the 2nd edition of The Waiver's Book and the 2nd edition of Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner's Guide. The Waivers Book 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 for new and experienced attorneys. Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner's Guide provides more in-depth guidance on dealing with the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility, commonly understood to be the three- and ten-year bars. It covers everything from working with the client, to documenting the case, to RFEs and denials.

Litigation Toolbox

AILA's Immigration Litigation Toolbox, 5th Ed. - Redesigned to guide practitioners through the most common flow of a case from immigration court to the Supreme Court, this downloadable toolbox addresses the numerous administrative and judicial procedures that we as immigration lawyers deal with on a daily basis. This resource includes immigration litigation strategies, samples, and practice tips to help you litigate with confidence.

Litigating Imm Cases

Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court, 3rd Ed. - Written by experienced litigator Robert Pauw, Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court provides the "how to" guidance for filing immigration lawsuits in federal court with an easy-to-use overview of the basic principles of judicial review of immigration cases and general administrative law principles that are relevant in immigration cases.

Representing Clients in Imm Court

Representing Clients in Immigration Court, 4th Ed. - The new edition of Representing Clients in Immigration Court is completely revamped, rewritten, and expanded, and full of tips, strategies, and practical advice for a successful defense case.

AILA Conferences:

Immigration Court Crash Course

Purchase the webcast recording from AILA's Immigration Court Crash Course on March 24, 2017.

Spring Conference

Purchase the recording from the 2017 AILA Spring CLE Conference: Immigration and the New Administration on April 7, 2017.

Waivers Workshop

Purchase the recording from AILA's Interactive Workshop on Waivers on April 28, 2017.


Purchase the recordings from AILA's 2017 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17020362.