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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 email@example.com for further information.
AILALink Mini Trainings During Break Times
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.
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Date: Monday, July 20
Date: Tuesday, July 21
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.
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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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by July 8 as space is limited. We will filter and select participants.
American Immigration Council Events
American Heritage Awards (AHA)
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.
AHA Companion Forum
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.
Year Four of the Trump Administration: What’s Happened, What’s to Come, and How COVID-19 Has Impacted Immigration Policy
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.
Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation
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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July 22, 2020
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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.
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Answers to Your Public Charge Questions
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.
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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.
Royce B. Murray
P.S. – You might also be interested in the Council’s legal resources.
Listen to this CLE-eligible full set of recordings from the 2020 AILA Virtual Annual Conference on Immigration Law, which includes more than four days of educational programming, innovation, inspiration, and collaboration.Get Recordings