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AILA 2014 Open House

February 21, 2014
AILA National Office, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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AILA 2014 Open House

Join us at AILA National for our Annual Open House on Friday, February 21, 2014—9:00am to 5:00pm.

Event Registration is FREE!

Come browse our latest immigration publications and get 20% off your purchases or make a purchase during the POWER HOUR (10:30 am to 11:30) and take an additional 10% off (discount not applicable to Kurzban's Sourcebook and Business Immigration: Law & Practice), sign up for upcoming conferences, attend FREE CLE sessions or just network with other immigration professionals from the D.C. area and beyond.

9:00am — 10:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast — Meet and greet your colleagues and the AILA Staff.
9:00am — 1:00pm
AILA Exhibit Room Open
Exhibit room with tables dedicated to AILA Publications, Conferences, Membership; Pro Bono Programs and Services, Information and Liaison, Advocacy, Media and Communications; and the American Immigration Council (open until 1pm).
9:00am — 10:00am
Starting an Ethical Immigration Practice
The nuts and bolts of preparing and launching your own ethical immigration firm-from selecting the right business entity to establishing trust accounts, from choosing immigration practice areas to setting reasonable fees.
*One free CLE hour available in DE, NJ, NY, PA, VA and WV.
10:00am — 11:00am
Marketing Your Immigration Law Practice--It's More than Just Advertising
Now that you have started your practice, how do you market it? Marketing your practice is more than just placing an ad. Learn to build a referral network, create a website and make social media work for you while increasing the visibility of your practice by following the media headlines.
10:30am — 11:30am
Power Hour
In addition to the 20% offer during this event, take an additional 10% off publications sold at this hour only (discounts not applicable to Kurzban's Sourcebook).
11:00am — 12:00pm
InfoNet Training
InfoNet is your number one member benefit and contains over 28,000 substantive immigration documents. Learn what's on InfoNet and more importantly, how to find it. Discover how to use the Message Center to network and seek case help from other members.
12:00pm — 1:45pm
Taste of DC Networking Lunch---Laughing Man Tavern
Take a mid-day break and join the AILA D.C. Chapter for a networking lunch to expand both your immigration knowledge and contact lists. Located across the street from AILA National, the Laughing Man Tavern provides a great atmosphere to get to know your colleagues while enjoying delicious food. If you plan to attend the lunch, please RSVP to Paul Leahy, and be sure to bring cash as everyone goes Dutch!
2:00pm — 3:00pm
Case Resolution Strategies
This presentation will provide an overview of all liaison tools and resources to be used by immigration attorneys in an effort to effectively represent their clientele. The presentation will offer practice tips & alerts, government assistance options, current trends, and pointers on resolving problem cases.
*One free CLE hour available in DE, NJ, NY, PA, VA and WV.
3:00 pm — 3:50 pm
AILALink Training
Put AILALink to Work for YOU! Get an overview of AILALink's contents, organization, features and learn the ins and outs of performing searches-from basic to advanced-to yield the best results.
*One free CLE hour available in DE, NJ, NY, PA, VA and WV.
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Law Student Event
Come discuss your options for practicing Immigration Law with several notable DC area attorneys. Bring questions, learn about different practice settings.


Register SOON! This event is FREE and session space is limited.

Hope to see you here at AILA National.