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2012 Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference

October 11– 12, 2012
AILA National Office, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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2012 Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference

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This conference took place on October 11th and 12th at the AILA National Office in Washington, DC. View the complete conference program here.

This innovative program is a hands-on practicum designed for attorneys who are new to the complex area of immigration law. This conference features two distinct components:

  • Substantive Sessions: Prior to the conference, participants will be given access to five pre-recorded seminars covering the basics of substantive immigration law: General Overview, Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas, Employment-Based Immigrant Visas, Family-Based Immigrant Visas, and Naturalization. Viewing these seminars will provide better context to the information provided at the live sessions in October.

  • Live Sessions: On October 11-12, 2012, we will present two days of live workshop sessions. The program will be simultaneously webcast live over the Internet to remote participants. Each panel will provide attendees “real-life” case scenarios, blank forms, and PowerPoints to guide attendees through each topic.

Course Materials

Each attendee will receive an electronic version of AILA’s Forms & Fundamentals, 2012-13 Ed. This is designed specifically for new immigration practitioners who desire a step-by-step guide to completing some of the most common immigration forms. It offers practice pointers and checklists, along with the sample forms, so the reader can gain a better understanding of what needs to be considered when completing each form.

Your materials for this conference will be provided electronically. After registering for this conference you can find the following files in your digital library:

  • 2012-10-11_IPAUD_Fundamentals - Zip file containing the 5-set seminar recordings from the ABCs of Immigration Law For Newer Practitioners series and Forms & Fundamentals, 2012-13 Ed.

  • 2012-10-11_IPAUD_Fundamentals_resources - PDF file containing handouts and/or PowerPoint outlines.

AILA Member: $649 until September 27th; $749 after September 27th
AILA Member's Paralegal: $649 until September 27th; $749 after September 27th
AILA Nonprofit Members: $499 until September 27th; $599 after September 27th
AILA Law Student Members: $449 until September 27th; $549 after September 27th

Nonmember Attorneys: $849 until September 27th, $949 after September 27th
Nonprofit Nonmembers: $649 until September 27th; $749 after September 27th
Nonmember Law Students: $549 until September 27th; $649 after September 27th

You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart and paying by credit card or e-check. If for some reason you need to mail or fax in your registration, you can also download and complete a registration form. Registration closes on October 9 at Noon ET.

If you register online, do not also mail in a registration form.

*Attention Non-Attorneys & International Associates: AILA will not accept conference registrations from persons who provide representation without authorization in violation of 8 CFR Part 292 such as for profit "immigration consultants" and "notarios."

AILA will file for CLE and specialized credit in all jurisdictions with mandatory CLE and specialized requirements. CLE credit is available in most jurisdictions for this conference. Please view the CLE status sheet for the in-person format or the webcast format.

In-Person Conference Location:

   AILA National Office
   1331 G Street, NW
   Washington, DC 20005

The following is a list of hotels within walking distance to the AILA National Office. Please keep in mind that the hotel rates are high in the spring and fall in downtown DC, so please reserve as soon as possible. If you are looking for lower hotel rates, you may want to stay at boutique hotels in Dupont Circle area and take a cab to AILA (10-20 minute cab ride depending on traffic).

JW Marriott (1.5 blocks) - 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, (202) 393-2000

Marriott at Metro Center (2 blocks) - 775 12th Steet, NW, (202) 737-2200

Hilton Garden Inn (3 blocks) - 815 14th Street, NW, (202) 783-7800

Grand Hyatt (4 blocks) - 1000 H Street, NW, (202) 582-1234

Courtyard Marriott (5 blocks) - 900 F Street, NW, (202) 638-4600

Renaissance Washington (5 blocks) - 999 9th Street, NW, (202) 898-9000

Hotel Monaco (6 blocks) - 700 F Street, NW, (202) 628-7177

Cancellations (Live):

After September 27, 2012, the advance/on-site rate applies. We will mail registration materials in advance to anyone who has registered as of September 27, 2012. If you register after this date you must pick up your registration materials on-site. We encourage you to register by the early-bird deadline to avoid on-site delays. Cancellations received by September 27, 2012, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). No cancellation requests will be accepted after September 27, 2012, but the conference materials will be mailed to the registrant after the conference. All cancellations must be in writing.

Cancellation Policy (Webcast):

No cancellation requests will be accepted after September 27, 2012. All cancellations must be in writing.

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