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Information for Conference Attendees

Sign Up for Practice Management and Ethics Consults

Have a Practice Management or Ethics Question? Talk to Reid and Charity During AC20V

AILA’s resident practice management and ethics advisors are at it again. Whether you need guidance on an ethical dilemma, want to improve your firm’s marketing message, want to move toward a more paperless and virtual practice, or would like to discuss any other business issue, be sure to sign up for a free, 30-minute confidential consultation during the conference. Please sign up below or contact ppc@aila.org for further information.

Sign Up for a Consult with Charity Anastasio
Sign Up for a Consult with Reid Trautz

AILALink Mini Trainings During Break Times

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Take advantage of conference break times to see a brief demo of AILALink or just ask a question or two.

Learn how AILALink is the perfect tool that allows you to access the immigration research resources you need, including electronic copies of Kurzban’s and other AILA books, no matter where you’re working. Sign up for a quick Zoom meeting in between conference sessions to see a demo of AILALink or ask any questions you may have.

Zoom login information will be sent in your confirmation email.

Sign Up for an AILALink Mini Training

Fastcase Break

Date: Monday, July 20
Time: 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm (ET)

Date: Tuesday, July 21
Time: 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm (ET)

Join Fastcase on Monday or Tuesday afternoon in between conference sessions for a brief tour of Fastcase, one of your AILA member benefits, as well as Fastcase Premium, the upgraded version of Fastcase for AILALink subscribers. See what’s new and have your questions answered by the Fastcase Reference Attorneys.

Just click on the link below to join the Zoom meeting room at one of the scheduled times.

Join Fastcase Break

Sign Up for AILA’s Virtual Conference Social Events

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AILA Virtual Conference Kick-Off Party
Date: Monday, July 20
Time: 8:00 pm-9:30 pm (ET)

Now more than ever the AILA community needs a chance to come together and celebrate! Join the conference kick-off and enjoy entertaining games, activities, and prizes, plus great music to get you in the mood. Use this ingredient list to make sure you are party ready and then watch a live demo on how to make fun summer cocktails!

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AILA's immigration trivia night

AILA’s Immigration Trivia Night
Date: Tuesday, July 21
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (ET)

Are you a trivia wizard? Grab your brainy friends and make new ones too while showing off all you know about immigration and AILA. Participants will be divided into teams and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

Sign up by Thursday, July 16 as space is limited.

Teams:
Participants may sign up as an individual or as a preformed team. Please confirm participation and AC registration prior to entering the names of team members below. Preformed teams may consist of 2-5 participants per team. Please note that AILA may combine teams and add members in order to encourage networking.

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AILA's Virtual Talent Show
Date: Thursday, July 23
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm (ET)

Do you have a talent you’d like to share with fellow attendees? Now is the perfect time to show us your skills! Get ready to watch a night full of entertainment and surprises! There will be a prize given to the winner/s. To be considered for entry, please sign up below and send an audition tape to conferences@aila.org by July 8 as space is limited. We will filter and select participants.

Sign Up Now

American Immigration Council Events

American Heritage Awards (AHA)
Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: 8:00 pm (ET)/5:30 pm (PT)

The American Heritage Awards is a FREE live-stream event open to the entire AILA community. Join us for the same inspiring and thought-provoking awards that you’ve come to know with added fun in Zoom cocktail receptions, a virtual red carpet, and the band Elena Y Los Fulanos inspiring us throughout the night. You will hear from leaders in the AILA and Council community, our honoree, Valdeta Mehanja, and our 5th Grade creative writing winner.

Register Today!

AHA Companion Forum
Dates: July 1-31

American Heritage Awards (AHA) is the centerpiece of a larger-scale, interactive Forum offering an expanded experience to our entire American Immigration Council audience. Now more than ever it is important to Join Forces and Rise to the Challenge of standing up for Immigration together. This four-week virtual forum is a participatory website virtually engage with the Council through discussions that ignite conversation, presentations that spread ideas, and platforms for attendees to tell their stories.

Learn More

Year Four of the Trump Administration: What’s Happened, What’s to Come, and How COVID-19 Has Impacted Immigration Policy
Date: Thursday, July 23
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm (ET)

The Trump administration has proposed a dizzying array of changes, including restrictions on legal immigration, efforts to eliminate programs such as TPS and DACA, and a relentless assault on asylum. COVID-19 has also been used as a pretext to aggressively pursue long-held immigration priorities. American Immigration Council experts will discuss these latest developments and their implications.

Bonus Prerecorded CLE Sessions

Your AC20V registration includes a 2020 AILA SUMMER CLE BONUS BUNDLE. Get a head start on learning and earning CLE! These sessions will be available the week of July 13, 2020, and throughout the conference. Look for an email to registrants with more details.

The Bonus Prerecorded CLE Sessions are sponsored by Morningside Evaluations and Consulting.

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Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation

Dates/Times
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (ET)
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am (ET)

Start your AC day by releasing tension and increasing your focus with an all-levels, virtual hatha yoga class followed by a guided mindfulness meditation. We’ll focus on optimal alignment in each pose, with an eye toward cultivating flexibility, strength, and balance. No yoga experience? No problem! All are welcome to participate.

Hot Topics Part II

Hear from AILA author Ira Kurzban; AILA Secretary Jeff Joseph; and conference chair Gayle Oshrin as they cover the latest developments in immigration law at the Annual Conference. This panel will cover developments including the proclamation which have occurred since AILA’s Executive Committee presented Hot Topics Part I as part of the June governance events. Members can watch the Hot Topics Part I video for free now.

The Hot Topics, Part II Session is sponsored by Tracker Corp.

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Conference Updates

July 23, 2020

If you were unable to record today’s CLE codes, please use the following codes to report your attendance on webCLE.

July 22, 2020

We are aware that some participants were not able to receive the CLE codes for today's sessions. Please use the following codes to report your attendance on webCLE.

July 21, 2020

We are aware that some participants were not able to receive the CLE codes for today's sessions. Please use the following codes to report your attendance on webCLE.

July 20, 2020

All participants will receive recordings of the entire educational program for on-demand access to all tracks and sessions.

To access the recordings from Day 1:

  1. Click the PROGRAM & SESSIONS link in the main menu.
  2. Navigate to the date and time on the conference agenda for the session you are looking for.
  3. Click the VIEW SESSION for the session you want to review.
  4. Click on the Select the “View Archive”.
  5. Click on Yellow Archive button.

Need additional help? Contact conferences@aila.org.

Due to technical issues, we are aware that some participants were not able to receive the CLE codes for today's sessions. Please use the following codes to report your attendance on webCLE.

Don't forget to visit AILA Agora in the Exhibit Hall to take advantage of the 15% off AILA publications for AC20V attendees. Request the code at the AILA Agora booth.


AILA is aware of server and website issues this morning related to the AC20V site. We have been working with our vendor and it appears to have stabilized. We will monitor this issue closely with the vendor to minimize future disruptions. Please note that all attendees will be provided with free recordings of all sessions after the conference, to access any session that you may have missed.

If you continue to encounter issues, please refresh your browser and contact the help desk.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Exhibit Hall

Take advantage of everything the Virtual Annual Conference has to offer! Sadly, we couldn’t meet in-person, but AILA’s exhibitors and sponsors are excited to virtually catch up with everyone. They are ready with awesome giveaways and flexible meeting options!

AILA is here to help you find the best products and services in the industry, some even at a discount exclusive for Annual Conference attendees. Find the tools to help you and your firm succeed in the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference exhibit hall! This years’ exhibit hall offers attendees a chance to take advantage of special offers, giveaways, schedule 1-1 meetings, and ask questions live over chat.

Don’t miss out on your chance to save, win, or network at this year's Annual Conference!

Looking for an exclusive Annual Conference attendee specialty pricing, here’s who to check out!

ABA Retirement Funds Don’t miss a your chance to catch up with ABA Retirement Funds and enter for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Visit our exhibit booth and chat us to find out how to enter this giveaway!
AILA Central Browse AILA publications, conference and upcoming AILAU seminars and roundtables through Virtual AILA Central - your one stop AILA shop! Stop by AILA Agora or AILA Central to learn more about the 2020 Annual Conference Attendee Special!
AILA Malpractice Insurance Program Visit our exhibit booth and submit your guess to “Based on AILA’s 2019 Marketplace Study, what percentage of AILA members choose coverage by AILA Malpractice Insurance?” to win a $100 gift card! Enter the drawing by submitting your guess, first name, last name, and email address into our live chat!

Schedule a meeting with our experts now through July 31st and be entered to win a pair of Air Pod Pros! To schedule a meeting visit our exhibit booth under Schedule an Expert to seamlessly choose a date and time that works best for you. Or, by phone at 1-877-600-2452 or email our representatives at aila-atl@leavitt.com!
CampLegal CampLegal is offering anyone who signs up for 12 months 3 months free and 6 months of Text Blasting, visit our booth to learn more!
Cerenade Check out Cerenade in the exhibit hall under our resources tab to find our eIMMIGRATION 2020 AILA Virtual Conference Promo!
Docketwise Docketwise is offering 10% off all annual subscriptions to AILA conference participants. Activate your AILA discount by scheduling a demo here or visiting our booth!
Evaluation Service Inc Evaluation Service Inc is providing a FREE Pre-Screen evaluation assessment for academic documents submitted at our booth during the conference!
Foundation for International Services Stop by our booth to learn about our services and pricing options. Enter the FIS drawing for $150 Amazon gift card by emailing infobest@fis-web.com
Immigrant Legal Resource Center ILRC is offering a conference special of 10% off 2 or more publications and free shipping!
INSZoom Visit INSZoom at our exhibit booth to learn how you can save today! Click our banner or chat with us for more information!
Intrax Global Internships Visit Intrax Global Internships to learn how to have your application fee waived for any applications for 2020 programs submitted! Chat with us for more information!
Joorney Business Plans Receive 15% discount off your first immigration business plan from today until September 25th. Office good for all our U.S. or Canada Immigration Business plans for conference attendees. Be sure to mention AILA 2020 to take advantage of this offer.
LAWCLERK We are able to get attorneys registered for an account with LAWCLERK for FREE – plus no monthly fees. Get more work done with LAWCLERK, request the promo code to receive $100 rebate on a $300 or more project by 12/31/2020
LawLogix Stop by LawLogix to learn about our pricing model. Come chat with us at the booth to find out if our pricing model is right for you!
LawPay LawPay is waiving the first 6 months of the monthly program fee for people who enroll during the conference. Contact us through chatroll or email vsantos@lawpay.com to secure the promotional code!
Silvergate Evaluations Learn more about Silvergate’s new service that is at a low introductory fee, the “Industry Standard” Expert Opinion Letter. Chat with us to learn more!
Tracker Corp Immigration Tracker will waive our $500 implementation set up fee for any AILA attendees who reach out to us via the booth chat.
USADWEB USADWEB is offering new clients a FREE SWA with 2 Sunday ads, chat with us at our exhibit booth to learn more!
Visa Business Plans Visit Visa Business Plans in the exhibit hall and chat with us to learn how you can save through attorney referrals!

Miss the swag from the exhibit hall? Be sure to stop by these booths for more information on how to enter some giveaways and what you could win!

Cerenade Cereande is giving away 3 great prizes at our exhibit booth! 1st Grand Prize: 1 year-subscription, 2nd Grand Prize: 6-month subscription, and 3rd Grand Prize: $100 e-gift card. Stop by to enter or email us at sales@cerenade.com and use the subject “AILA 2020 Virtual Conference Raffle”
CMB Regional Centers Start a chat with CMB Regional at our exhibit booth to learn how you can win an exclusive CMB Regional Center swag bag! Leave your email in our chat roll for a chance to win!
Docketwise Docketwise is giving away up to five Apple Watches. Participants can sign up for the giveaway here!
Foundation for International Services Contact FIS at infobest@fis-web.com to be entered in the FIS drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center Enter a raffle for a change to win two publications from ILRC, visit our booth and leave your name and email in the chat box to enter!
Joorney Business Plans Can you guess how many E-2 visa business plans Joorney Business Plans has written since January 2013? Enter your guess to win a brand new Apple iPad! Chat with us at our exhibit booth start a private chat to submit your guess along with first name, last name, email, and phone number!
LAWCLERK Visit LAWCLERK in the exhibit hall for a chance to win a cool pair of Rayban sunglasses. Stop by and chat – we’ll throw your name in our giveaway.
LawPay Join LawPay at our exhibit booth to enter to win AILA/LawPay flip flops and enter a drawing for Apple airpods pros. Contact us through the chatroll or email vsantos@lawpay.com to enter.
Morningside Evaluations Morningside is giving away a $200 Amex and AILA-exclusive gift bag, enter for your change to win by chatting
Silvergate Evaluations Want a chance to win Ricky’s Cookie Corner? Attendees can stop by our both and chat with us or email us at info@silvergateevaluations.com to enter. Make sure to provide your name, email, and law firm/company and you’ll be entered to win!
USADWEB Don’t miss your chance to win a pair of Apple Airpods from USADWEB. Chat with us in the exhibit hall to learn how to enter!
Visa Business Plans AILA attendees can visit our exhibit booth and enter to win a $100 gift card!

Interested in meeting 1-on-1 with vendors? Check in with these exhibitors and see what meeting times they have available!

AILA Malpractice Insurance Program Don't miss your chance to meet with the experts at AILA Malpractice Insurance to see how you can save today!
Meetings are available throughout the conference to have your current policy reviewed, ask questions, or learn more about our program. SCHEDULE MEETING HERE
Can't make it during the conference? No problem, contact us by email at aila-atl@leavitt.com or in the chat box to set up your appointment today!
AILA Practice and Professionalism Center Meet with the experts from AILA's Practice and Professionalism Center. Visit our exhibit booth to chat with us, schedule a 1-on-1 virtual consultation, or view our great resources!
Sign up for a virtual one-on-one consultation with Reid Trautz or Charity Anastasio during the conference.
CampLegal CampLegal is hosting 1-on-1 video and group session here or visit our booth to set up your meeting!
Cerenade Visit Cerenade in the exhibit hall to find out how to meet 1-on-1 for a live demo!
CIEE Don’t miss your chance to check in with CIEE, request a time to meet at our exhibit booth in the chat to schedule a time!
CMB Regional Center Want to meet with CMB Regional Centers? Chat with us in the exhibit hall to learn how to set up a meeting!
Docketwise AILA Conference participants can schedule 1-on-1 video meetings with the Docketwise team here.
E&M Global Insurance Join E&M Global Insurance in the exhibit hall to schedule a meeting or visit our website for a private chat.
Foundation for International Services FIS has a video meeting link to privately discuss your challenges and our solutions; contact us at infobest@fis-web.com for the link.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center ILRC would be happy to schedule video or phone meetings with interested attendees. Visit our booth to request a meeting! INSZoom Check in with INSZoom during the Annual Conference, chat with us to find a time that works best for you!
Intrax Global Internships Let us know you want to meet, chat with us to set up a meeting with Intrax Global over GoToMeeting or Skype!
Joorney Busines Plans Contact us in our chat box at our exhibit booth and we will send you a link to our zoom video conference room!
LAWCLERK LAWCLERK would be happy to connect with folks who want more details via Zoom 1-on-1 or they can attend our upcoming webinar on outsourcing immigration projects.
LawLogix LawLogix representative are standing by to host private zoom meetigs or you can schedule a person appointment at a day/time that works for you. Visit our booth to learn more!
LawPay Schedule your meeting with LawPay through chatroll on our exhibit booth, hubspot, or email vsantos@lawpay.com!
Morningside Evaluations Morningside Evaluations wants to hear from you! Request a link to meet in our exhibit booth chatroll to discuss: Changes to the cap, Evaluations and Translations for employment-related petitions, New strategies for Specialty Occupation letters, and Thoughts on National Interest Waiver and Exemptions.
Silvergate Evaluations Interested attendees can reach out via our chatroll in our exhibit booth to schedule a time to meet! Tracker Corp Immigration Tracker would love to schedule 1-on-1 video meeting with any interested AILA attendee! Reach out to AIi Ramezan to set up a meeting!
Visa Business Plans Stop by Visa Business Plans to schedule a video meeting throughout the conference!

Evaluations

Please do not forget to submit your evaluations of the sessions and speakers. We ask that all registrants complete an evaluation. Your feedback is very valuable for future conference planning. Please see link to the evaluation here: https://ailawebcle.org/evaluation

Answers to Your Public Charge Questions

AILA Author and speaker Charles Wheeler has prepared answers for all questions submitted during the The Truth Behind the New Public Charge Regulations panel.

Year Four of the Trump Administration: What’s Happened, What’s to Come, and How COVID-19 Has Impacted Immigration Policy in the U.S.

On Wednesday of the Annual Conference, the American Immigration Council held a session: Year Four of the Trump Administration: What’s Happened, What’s to Come, and How COVID-19 Has Impacted Immigration Policy in the U.S.

The Trump administration has proposed a dizzying array of immigration policy changes over the last year, ranging from restrictions on legal immigration to the U.S., to efforts to eliminate humanitarian programs such as TPS and DACA, to its relentless assault on asylum. The administration has also used the COVID-19 pandemic to aggressively pursue its immigration policy priorities. Our subject-matter experts will discuss the latest developments in immigration policy and their implications for immigrants throughout the U.S. and those at our southern border. We will also consider the role of the 2020 election on immigration policy and what to expect as we approach election day.

Here are a few of the Council’s resources that will help you understand the array of immigration policy changes that were discussed by the panel’s speakers.

Legal Resources

  • Practice Advisories
    The Council provides extensive legal education and technical assistance for immigration attorneys.

Special Report

Fact Sheets

Advocacy with AILA

  • This oversight complaint details the experiences of those detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody during the COVID-19 pandemic—and ICE’s failure to protect them.

We hope you found the state-of-play update useful to you and your practice—and we look forward to having you join future events.

Sincerely,

Royce B. Murray
Managing Director of Programs

P.S. – You might also be interested in the Council’s legal resources.