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Annual Awards

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We are proud to be an association of the nation’s finest immigration attorneys. It is our distinct pleasure to recognize and celebrate the individuals and organizations who have achieved excellence in immigration over the past year. Awards are given in up to 10 categories for exceptional work in immigration.

The categories are:

  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy
  • AILA Service
  • Law Practice
  • Litigation
  • Young Lawyer Recognition
  • Pro Bono Service
  • Human Rights
  • Teaching
  • Media Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion

In addition, the AILA Founders Award is given from time to time to the person or entity having the most substantial impact on the field of immigration law or policy in the preceding period.

The AILA Annual Awards provide a wonderful opportunity to bestow a prestigious honor upon selected members and other individuals and organizations to acknowledge their accomplishments. Awards will be presented during the AILA Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. This year’s conference is being held at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina and Omni San Diego Hotel.

The deadline for nomination submissions for the 2020 AILA Annual Awards is Friday, March 20, 2020. Please use this submission form and follow the instructions to complete your nomination package

Should you have any questions, please contact LaJuan Campbell at

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