Annual Awards


As 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 last year. AILA's Annual Awards are given in up to 11 categories for exceptional work in immigration: Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law; Advocacy; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Human Rights; Litigation; Media Leadership; Mentorship; Pro Bono; AILA Service Excellence; Teaching; and Young Lawyers. In addition, the 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.

2023 Annual Awards

The 2023 Annual Awards nomination period has now closed. The awards will be announced at the 2023 AILA Annual Conference and Webcast on Immigration Law this summer in Orlando, FL.