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Practice Success Tips

AILA’s Practice & Professionalism Center Member Resources

5/11/2017
There are numerous benefits to becoming an AILA member. The Practice & Professionalism Center offers a variety of resources ranging from practice management to ethics. So, whether you are new to AILA or you have been with us for a while, check out the resources the PPC department has to offer!
AILA Doc. No. 17052541

Four Tips to Win at Digitally Marketing Your Practice

5/11/2017
There is a wealth of information on digital marketing available that could turn any novice into a marketing guru. Ensuring that your marketing strategies are communicating the right messages about your firm will position you to continue getting the work from clients that you want.
AILA Doc. No. 17051138

Attracting and Compensating Great Employees for Your Firm

4/27/2017
From the perspective of the owner of a small immigration law firm, hiring a new attorney or other staff members to support the growth of your business can seem daunting. But bringing on new talent can be a smooth process as long as employers have the tools they need to achieve their desired results!
AILA Doc. No. 17050433

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Practice

4/27/2017
AI platforms are helping solve long-standing challenges around traditional legal business models and time management in order to maximize a lawyer’s capacity to serve his or her other clients. Software powered by AI allows lawyers to focus on high-level analytics and reduce the cost of operations.
AILA Doc. No. 17042733

How Important is a Headshot? Five Tips for Getting the Perfect Professional Headshot

4/20/2017
In marketing your business, a great headshot is worth more than a thousand words. You want a picture that will convey the exact message about who you are and what you are capable of! Do you want to exude confidence while remaining approachable? Here are a few tips to help you achieve that balance.
AILA Doc. No. 14072448

Do You Know the Difference?

4/13/2017
Do you routinely need help answering questions about AILA's online resources? Our new page on AILA.org makes it easy to understand – and explain—the differences between AILA.org, Fastcase, and AILALink/Fastcase Premium. Check it out and get in the know!
AILA Doc. No. 17041337

How to Use Facebook to Market Your Removal Defense Practice

4/6/2017
Members may be wondering, “how can I keep my clients informed, how can I attract these potential clients to my practice, and what’s a good, low-cost method to engage with immigrants who need my expertise?” We have a suggestion: Try Facebook Live! Check out our new podcast on Agora to learn more.

The Hiring Process Made Easy

3/30/2017
Are you looking to hire additional staff but feel stressed out by the thought of the hiring process? Could you use a little help to guide you in finding the best employee to fit your needs? Check out the “2016 Ultimate Hiring Toolbox for Small and Medium Sized Businesses” from LinkedIn!
AILA Doc. No. 17033033

Determining the Right Clients for Your Business

3/23/2017
Choosing to take on a new client is a big responsibility and an important choice to make for your business. There are some important questions you need to ask yourself before establishing a client-attorney relationship. Let us help you make that choice by checking out this week's PST.
AILA Doc. No. 17032339

Five Strategies To Help Manage Your Inbox

3/16/2017
Instead of emailing, what would you do with an extra 13 hours a week? You could spend time with your family, fit in a few extra consultations or get a head start on an upcoming project. In this PST, we share five ways to help manage your email to prevent it from managing you.
AILA Doc. No. 15100107

How Long Will My Website Last?

3/9/2017
It’s a given that any modern business needs a website. It helps to establish credibility and visibility in the online space and also gives current and prospective clients access to details about the services you offer and who you are as an attorney. Learn how to take your website to the next level!
AILA Doc. No. 17030918

How to Write Documents So Others Will Understand

3/2/2017
Are you writing with your intended audience in mind? Whether you are writing a letter to a client or a cover letter to USCIS, it’s essential for the reader to understand the content of your documents. In this PST, learn techniques to help increase the readability of your writing.
AILA Doc. No. 17030231

When Is Advising a Client an Ethical Violation?

2/23/2017
Immigration lawyers are being asked to advise undocumented immigrants fearful of becoming the target of the new enforcement machine. Many are wondering how they can remain in this country. This week we explore the ethical obligations of attorneys when advising an undocumented client.
AILA Doc. No. 17022308

Keeping Your Client Information Safe During CBP Screenings

2/16/2017
Are you curious about how to keep client information safe during a CBP screening? Check out some of these preventive measures that will help make your next international trip easy and stress-free, while ensuring the protection of confidential client information.
AILA Doc. No. 17021638

Tips to Reducing Stress While Practicing Law

2/8/2017
Are you experiencing more stress than usual? We have compiled a list of four tips to help you through these interesting times! Remember that stress is a part of life, but the way you manage it is key. The secret to tackling stress is finding your own formula for managing it in advance.
AILA Doc. No. 17020932

Connecting with Clients During Dramatic Shifts in Immigration Policy

1/26/2017
As lawyers, it is vital that we communicate with clients. With the dramatic shifts in immigration policy, our clients have deep concerns and many questions about their current cases and legal status. Here are a few tips to help manage communication within the coming days and months.
AILA Doc. No. 17012603

Associate Compensation Packages

1/19/2017
Employers should aim to create an environment where junior staff have opportunities to establish stable and long-term tenure at their firms. Tune into this podcast as we explore practical tips on creating and sustaining compensation packages designed to improve retention and satisfaction.
AILA Doc. No. 17011968

Converting Media Coverage of Immigration into Increased Visibility of Your Practice

1/12/2017
The topic of immigration is regular front page news these day and is a hot topic throughout the United States. In this PST, learn techniques to market your practice by following the current buzz about immigration.
AILA Doc. No. 17011232