AILA AI in Immigration Law Live Online Course

AILA AI in Immigration Law Live Online Course

AILA AI in Immigration Law Live Online Course
08/14/2024 - 09/19/2024
Release Date: 08/14/2024
Format Modules CLE Eligible
Online Course 4 Modules Yes

This AILA live online course is available for preregistration. The course will launch on August 14, 2024, at which time preregistrants will receive access to the course platform.

In its early days, gasoline was considered a fascinating, powerful, transformative—and potentially dangerous—new invention. It was only after the combustion engine had been fully developed that gasoline’s volatility was harnessed into a safer and more useful innovation. Today, generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI)—a type of AI that creates text, images, and other content—is akin to gasoline in terms of the scope of its revolutionary impact, its potential dangers, and the rapid changes currently taking place attempting to harness it and make it more useful. If immigration lawyers are to properly acclimate to, and have a voice in influencing, these changes, we must be Gen AI literate. It is with this in mind that AILA has created the AI in Immigration Law Live Online Course.

Who Should Take this Course
This course is designed to bring both experienced and novice practitioners up to speed regarding the latest innovations and best practices in Gen AI. Attorneys and AILA Affiliated Paralegals are encouraged to take the course to hear AILA’s expert instructors define what Gen AI is and discuss ways of responsibly using, adapting to, and utilizing this revolutionary technology to increase productivity.

What to Expect
The program consists of four discussion panels and two guided practice sessions, presented over six weeks. The August sessions introduce the nuts and bolts of Gen AI, addressing key concepts and terms used in the technology and how to incorporate Gen AI into your practice. The September sessions examine the protocols and safeguards required to use Gen AI productively and ethically. Each session includes guided practice with Gen AI tools.

  • Four 90-minute webinars, including:
    • Lectures
    • Demonstrations and guided practice
    • Q&A
  • Practical learning
    • Two 60-minute study group sessions (optional): faculty-led demonstrations with hands-on learning
    • Independent practice: exercises designed to continue learning and build skills
  • Access to recordings of webinars
  • AILA Course Discussion Board
    • Ask questions on AI-specific immigration issues
    • Connect with speakers and colleagues
    • Learn new Gen AI-usage techniques and receive valuable feedback

Week 1: Harnessing AI in Your Immigration Practice

Session 1
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
1:00 pm ET
How to Get Started: Understanding the Power and Potential of Gen AI

Discover why being fluent in Gen AI matters—almost as much as legal knowledge—for your practice. This session will explain what Gen AI is, why you need it in your practice, and what you can and should do right now to incorporate it into your business.

  • Introduction to Gen AI and common terms
  • Basic rules of engagement, responsible use of AI
  • 20 things you can safely do with Gen AI in your practice today
  • How to develop a Gen AI habit that saves you valuable time per day
    • Best practices for a quick start
  • Introduction to prompt engineering
    • How to ask the questions of your Gen AI that will yield reliable results

Session 2
Friday, August 16, 2024
1:00 pm ET
Implementing Gen AI in Business Strategies

In this session, you will learn how various Gen AI platforms can help you build a better practice. Instructors will focus on the practical issues that arise when using this technology, including clear prompt writing, the use of Gen AI assistants, and domain-specific applications.

  • Using is learning with Gen AI: what various products can teach us
    • Copilot (inside your M365 and outside, on Edge browser)
    • ChatGPT
    • Google’s Gemini
    • Visalaw’s GEN
  • Prompt engineering: what it is and what it isn’t
  • Creating three-step prompts and fact pattern prompts
  • Hone your writing skills: why the chief Gen AI architect and other experts believe English majors will rule the future of Gen AI
  • Learning to recognize and resolve mistakes

Week 2: Independent Practice
August 19-23

Week 3: Guided Practice Session 1 (Optional)
Thursday, August 29
1:00 pm ET

A closer look at prompt engineering: honing your prompt writing skills

Week 4: Independent Practice
September 2 - 6

Week 5: Deploying Gen AI in Your Immigration Practice

Session 3
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
1:00 pm ET
How to Safely and Ethically Incorporate Gen AI into Your Business

Now that you know how to use Gen AI and have become aware of its potential value, it is time to create your implementation plan and develop user trainings. Lawyers must consider special issues to ensure Gen AI is used safely and ethically by their staff. Protocols and training are discussed, and practical day-to-day challenges that may arise will be addressed.

  • First steps to ethically integrate Gen AI into your workplace
    • The ethics rules that apply
    • Reading the “Terms of Use” statement and understanding your product’s source material
    • Reviewing your malpractice policy and adding notice to your fee agreement
    • Checking permissions and writing your Gen AI use policy
    • Implementation in your firm: Integration, training, and supervision plan

Guided Practice Session 2 (Optional)
Friday, September 13, 2024
1:00 pm ET

Take a deep dive into MS Copilot and Visalaw’s GEN

Week 6:

Session 4
Thursday, September 19
1:00 pm ET
Review of the Current Landscape: Gen AI Products for Immigration

As the marketplace grows and matures, new products and services abound. In this session, instructors review some of the most current and useful Gen AI tools now available for your practice. Our experts will also explore some of the emerging trends within Gen AI to look for in the coming months and years.

The disruptive, explosive future: Is language more than words?

  • An overview of the Gen AI products and services landscape: top picks for immigration lawyers
  • Government use of Gen AI in immigration: Be prepared for the future!
  • Customizing Gen AI to benefit your clients and satisfy firm needs
    • Getting your data in order
    • RAG Technology, NVIDIA’s Workbench, and Blackwell
    • Creating your own ChatGPT
  • Next Steps: Continuing your learning

Registration Disclaimer: Participation in this AILA online course is solely restricted to AILA members and nonmember attorneys. Non-attorney attendance is limited to employees of AILA members in good standing, HR professionals who have an AILA member reference, employees of accredited educational institutions providing support to international student and scholar services at their employing institutions, and accredited representatives under 8 CFR §292.2. AILA does not permit course participation by persons who provide representation without authorization in violation of 8 CFR §292.1, such as for-profit "immigration consultants" and “notarios.”

Steps for Non-Members to Sign Up for Course:

  1. Create a free AILA account - Enter your email and password, following the instructions.
  2. Confirm your account via email - check your email for an email from titled “Request to Create an AILA Account”
  3. Complete the form with your information. Under “Person Type,” choose “Non-Member.” After filling out the information, review the terms and conditions and scroll down within the text to accept. When complete, click “Create Account.”
  4. Once logged into your new account, go to the link sent via email to the AI in Immigration Law Live Online Course. Add the online course to your cart.
  5. Review your cart and choose “Proceed to Checkout”
  6. Complete the billing and shipping information and select “Place Order.”
  7. You will receive a receipt notice on the website, as well as confirmation and a receipt to your email address.

AILA has filed for CLE credits in appropriate jurisdictions. To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record their attendance using the CLE code provided at the end of the program via webCLE.