Annual Awards

Submission Deadline: March 22, 2019

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

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 Thursday, June 20, 2019.

This year's conference is being held at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL.

The deadline for nomination submissions for the 2019 AILA Annual Awards is Friday, March 22, 2019.

Please use the submission form below to make your nominations.

Should you have any questions, please contact LaJuan Campbell at