2024 AILA Paralegals Conference and Webcast

2024 AILA Paralegals Conference and Webcast

Live Event Date: 08/05/2024 - 08/06/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Conference 2 Days No

At the heart of a successful immigration firm are highly effective and skilled paralegals and support staff.

This August, AILA is hosting a two-day, in-person conference and simultaneous webcast that will provide paralegals and support staff with insights into the complexities and practicalities of immigration law, preparing them to effectively assist their supervising attorneys and clients.

Designed by AILA members (including former paralegals) with experience training support staff, the program will feature expert faculty covering all aspects of what an immigration paralegal encounters in day-to-day practice. Faculty will begin by providing a foundational overview of the paralegal’s role before expanding into subject-matter-specific information on a range of topics. Sessions will delve into issues relevant to employment-based immigration, removal and relief, adjustment of status, immigrant visa processing, naturalization, and much more.

Each session will culminate with a question-and-answer period, allowing attendees to interact directly with faculty and gain further insights. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hone your paralegal skills and network with your colleagues from across the country!

View the Paralegals Conference program.

But wait, there’s more!

AILA has launched a new AILA Affiliated Paralegals (AAP) program, a comprehensive program to support immigration paralegals and give them the tools and knowledge necessary to be successful through innovative training, products, and community building. When you join the AAP program, you will receive a $100 discount on your conference registration. That means that the $79 cost of becoming an AAP for one year immediately pays for itself and then some. It’s a no-brainer! (You must first become an AAP and then register for the conference to receive the $100 discount.)

Note:

All conference registrants will receive digital recordings of every presentation, allowing you to revisit panels of special interest and catch any sessions you may have missed during the live conference.

All registrations are subject to approval. In order to qualify for registration, all paralegals or support staff must attest that they work for an AILA member attorney. AILA restricts registration for this conference exclusively to AILA law student members, the paralegals of AILA members, and AILA members. All paralegals, whether part of the AILA Affiliate Program or not, must first create an account on AILA.org to register for AILA products and services.

  Early Bird
Rate

(Through 07/12/24)
Regular Rate
(After 07/12/24)
Members (In-Person)
AILA Affiliated Paralegals* $595 $795
AILA Law Student Members $395 $595
Nonmembers (In-Person)
Non-Affiliated Paralegals $695 $895
Members (Webcast)
AILA Affiliated Paralegals* $495 $695
AILA Law Student Members $295 $495
Nonmembers (Webcast)
Non-Affiliated Paralegals $595 $795

You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart before the deadline and paying by credit card. We encourage you to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration and register by July 12, 2024.

Once you register online, the registration system will auto-generate a receipt to your paid registration.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Information and Protocols

AILA no longer requires proof of vaccination status to attend the AILA in-person conferences, meetings, or events. Mask-wearing is optional, at the discretion of each attendee. Please act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others. For more information, please read the full protocols at: COVID-19 POLICY.

If you have any questions, please email conferences@aila.org.

Tuition Assistance
Full and partial tuition assistance will be offered for AILA National Conferences and Seminars based on need and availability. Please complete the tuition assistance application for consideration.

Paralegals*
Have you signed up to be an AILA Affiliated Paralegal (AAP)? While it isn’t a requirement to attend this conference, we highly recommend that you sign up as an AAP before you register. AAPs receive a $100 discount on their conference registration, which covers the $79 introductory annual fee for becoming an AAP and then some! You must become an AAP before completing checkout for this conference to take advantage of the discount. To become an AAP, go to www.aila.org/my-aila/application and select the AILA Affiliated Paralegal membership type.

AILA’s Meeting Code of Conduct:
AILA is committed to providing a professional and productive learning environment for all participants and staff. As a result, all participants are expected to follow all stated meeting and event instructions and guidelines in order to maintain an atmosphere of professionalism, mutual respect, and collegiality. AILA members in particular are expected to adhere to the principles set forth in AILA’s civility code. The guidelines herein apply to all AILA in-person, virtual, webcast and online programming including but not limited to AILA conferences, seminars, online courses, and roundtables. All participants must comply with the following guidelines to participate in the meetings and events:

  • All participants are expected to maintain a professional and civil discourse throughout AILA’s in-person/virtual meeting and event space. Participants are prohibited from using any defamatory, abusive, profane, discriminatory, harassing, threatening, and/or offensive language during the sessions or events including but not limited to Q&A, chat rooms or any activity that takes place in the virtual space.
  • All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderators and/or any event staff.
  • Disruption of sessions, events or any activity that takes place in-person or in virtual space is prohibited.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services unless preapproved by AILA. AILA reserves the right to remove any such communications that have not been preapproved.
  • Participants may not record, transmit, copy, or take screen shots of any sessions or events including but not limited to Q&A, chat rooms or any activity that takes place in the event space without prior approval from AILA. Participants who do not comply or are in violation of any of AILA’s meeting guidelines may be denied further access and participation at the discretion of event organizers. AILA is not responsible for reimbursement or refund if you are denied access or participation due to violation of AILA’s Meeting Code of Conduct.

Participants can contact conferences@aila.org with any questions or concerns related to AILA’s Meeting Code of Conduct.

Registration Approval
All registrations and reservations are subject to approval. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees. Cancellations must be received by the cancellation deadline date in writing to be eligible for the full refund (less $50 processing fee). Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. Any and all liability of AILA with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall AILA be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

Non-member Registration
Attendance at in-person, virtual, webcast and online programming including but not limited to AILA conferences, seminars, online courses, and roundtables is solely restricted to AILA members and their employees, government employees, and nonmember attorneys. Non-attorney attendance is limited to the employees of AILA members in good standing, to 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 will reject conference registrations from persons who provide representation without authorization in violation of 8 CFR §292.1, such as for-profit "immigration consultants" and "notarios."

Registration Details
I understand that AILA will collect and store the data provided by the conference registrant to be included on the conference attendee list, and to provide me with information on AILA products and services. I may limit dissemination of information by AILA by updating communication preferences in my personal record at http://www.aila.org/myaila. I understand that AILA is based in the United States and that the European Commission does not consider United States laws to provide an adequate level of data protection. If I am a resident of a country of the European Union, I understand that my consent is the lawful basis for transfer of my personal data to the United States and that I can withdraw my consent at any time. I also understand that the transfer of my personal data to the United States in the absence of adequate protection and without safeguards deemed appropriate by the European Commission may pose certain risks, including that United States law may not provide for data processing principles, data subject rights, or enforcement of those rights analogous to those in the European Union. For a full description of AILA’s data collection and privacy policy, visit http://www.aila.org/privacy-policy.

Attendance Reporting on webCLE
You must sign in and timely submit attendance using webCLE in order to receive CLE credits. The total number of credits available for AILA events is determined by state bodies and may vary by jurisdiction.

Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at the AILA conferences and events constitute an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant's image, voice, and/or electronic communication in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions and video/audio recordings of such events by AILA. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and booths visited.

ADA Request
AILA will provide ADA assistance if requested. Please e-mail conferences@aila.org with your special needs at the time of conference registration. Assistance may not be available if an adequate notice period is not provided.

The conference will take place at the:
The Venetian Convention & Expo Center at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas

3355 and 3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South

3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South (Palazzo Tower)

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South (Venetian Tower)

Las Vegas, NV  89109

The Venetian Convention & Expo Center is equidistant from the Palazzo Tower and the Venetian Tower.

Reserve online at the Venetian Resort web site for the current best room rate of your choice.  Please note that the resort fee is $50 per night if booked on the main hotel site.

The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas | Luxury Hotels in Las Vegas (venetianlasvegas.com)

Or Reserve at the AILA rate (for the following view types only)

AILA Room Rate

$185 Luxury King City View (Strip View), Palazzo Tower

$205 Luxury Two Queens Sphere View, Palazzo Tower

Plus applicable taxes and mandatory resort fee of $45 per night

Phone Reservations:  1-866-659-9659 (Group Code: RAMIL)

or reserve online

https://book.passkey.com/go/RAMIL

NOTE: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from August 2, 2024 through August 6, 2024 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date: Friday, July 12, 2024

Hotel reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms at the AILA rate will sell out before the deadline, so we advise you to make your reservation as early as possible. AILA will not be able to get additional rooms at the AILA rate after the AILA block of rooms fills up.

Cancellations received by July 12, 2024, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests will not be accepted after July 12, 2024, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants in their AILA Shop Digital Libraries. Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. All cancellations must be submitted by email to conferences@aila.org.