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2017 AILA Paralegals Conference and Webcast

October 12– 13, 2017
AILA National Office, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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Please Note: All registrations are subject to approval. Attendance at this conference is solely restricted to AILA law student members, the paralegals of AILA members, and AILA members.
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Presented 10/12/17-10/13/17
CLE Eligible No
Length TBD
Format In-Person and Webcast

This two-day conference and webcast, featuring beginner– and intermediate-level sessions, is designed to give paralegals and law office support staff deeper insight into the complexities of immigration law, allowing them to assist their supervising attorneys more effectively. Our panels of experts will provide an overview of basic immigration law and procedure, and review and discuss the paralegal’s role regarding key legal and factual issues, forms, and other related concerns. Panelists also will discuss problems pertaining to H-1B and L visas, PERM, marriage-based immigrant petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing, I-601/I-601A waivers, removal, asylum, and applications for citizenship or naturalization. In addition, the experts on the Hot Topics panel will address a number of cutting-edge issues, including the 2017 immigration-related executive orders and ensuing litigation, Texas Senate Bill 4, and the USCIS memorandum on computer programmers. A question-and-answer period follows each session, allowing attendees to interact with faculty and gain further insight. Finally, a practicum will conclude the majority of panels to give a detailed review of completing forms and offer other helpful practice pointers.

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On Thursday and Friday, October 12–13, 2017, faculty members will present two full days of live sessions. These sessions can be attended in-person at the AILA National Office (space is limited) or via webcast from the convenience of home or the office. Either way, the program is live and interactive! All participants will be given a link to the conference recording, so any sessions missed (particularly helpful for our West Coast participants given the time difference) or in need of review can be revisited back at the office.

Your registration includes admission to sessions, an electronic copy of AILA's Guide to Immigration Law for Paralegals (2nd Ed.), opportunities to network, lunch (for in-person participants), and a copy of the attendee list.

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Free Conference Recording Included with Registration Included with registration, participants receive a free recording of the conference. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days after the conference.
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The speaker's/author’s views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author’s experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

In-person registration is sold out. Onsite registration will not be available.
  Early Bird

(Through 09/25/17)
Onsite Rate

(After 09/25/17)
AILA Members $575.00 $675.00
AILA Members' Paralegal $575.00 $675.00
AILA Law Student Members $375.00 $475.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $425.00 $525.00
Included with registration, participants receive a free recording of the conference. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days after the conference.

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Please note: All registrations are subject to approval. Attendance at AILA conferences and seminars 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."

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AILA has not applied for and is not administering CLE credit for this conference. However, paralegals may be able to seek self-study credit.

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 the Dupont Circle area and take a cab to AILA (10-20 minute cab ride, depending on traffic).

After 09/25/2017 the advance/onsite rate applies. We will mail registration materials in advance to anyone who has registered as of 09/25/2017. If you register after this date you must pick up your registration materials onsite. We encourage you to register by the early-bird deadline to avoid onsite delays. Cancellations received by 09/25/2017, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). No cancellation requests will be accepted after 09/25/2017, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants. All cancellation requests must be in writing or email to

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