Volunteer Scholarships for Law Students and AILA Members’ Paralegals

2014 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
June 18-21
Boston, MA

AILA is pleased to make available a limited number of conference registration scholarships to the paralegals/legal assistants of AILA members and full-time law students in exchange for volunteer assistance at the 2014 Annual Conference.

One volunteer per law firm. Questions may be e-mailed to conferences@aila.org (no phone calls please).

The Scholarship Includes:

  • Registration to attend educational sessions at the conference.
  • AILA's Immigration Practice Pointers (2014-15 Ed.) and Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2014-15 Ed.) in electronic format.
  • Admission to the Presidents Reception, NMD Reception, and Saturday Night Party. However, please note that volunteers may be asked to work at these events.


  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants: Must have the AILA member's signature on the application form guaranteeing payment of the registration fee if the volunteer fails to fulfill their obligations and fails to pay the registration fee personally. Only one volunteer per law firm is permitted.
  • Law Students: Must be currently enrolled in a full-time course of study at the time of the conference. Persons who graduate before June 21, 2014, are not eligible for a scholarship.
  • Volunteers are required to attend an orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at a time and place to be determined.
  • Selection of volunteers and the assignment of times are solely within the discretion of AILA.
  • Volunteers are expected to assist with the conference administration for an estimated three (3) periods of 4 to 6 hours each as assigned by AILA.

How to Apply

Apply Online:
Please read carefully and follow the instructions in the online form below.

Apply by Mail:
Download the application. Complete and mail all required forms to the address below. Volunteer Scholarship-AILA Annual Conference
c/o J.J. Area
Suite 300
1331 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3142

Apply by Fax:
Download the application. Complete and fax all the required forms to the number below.
Volunteer Scholarship-AILA Annual Conference
Attn: J.J. Area
(202) 318-8345

Apply By E-mail:
Download the application. Complete the form and attach it to an e-mail (along with any other required forms) to (conferences@aila.org). Indicate "Volunteer Scholarship" in the subject line of the e-mail.

Completed applications must be received by March 14, 2014; however, positions are usually filled sooner. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early.