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2018 Removal Defense Conference and Webcast

April 12, 2018
Washington Court Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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Presented 04/12/18
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format In-Person Event

2018 Removal Defense Conference and Webcast
Fierce and Fearless Lawyering: Taking It to the Next Level

A joint venture between AILA, the AILA/Council Immigration Justice Campaign, and the National Immigration Project

The past year has presented unprecedented challenges for immigration lawyers and advocates who seek to defend the rights of noncitizens before the courts and administrative agencies. This conference offers practitioners effective and aggressive strategies to employ in immigration court as a means of fighting back against the increasingly hostile treatment of respondents in removal proceedings. Speakers will provide both substantive case law and practical advice for fearlessly advocating on behalf of your clients and laying the groundwork for success.

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On Thursday, April 12, 2018, faculty members will present a full day of live sessions. These sessions can be attended in-person at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill (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. Attending AILA's 2018 National Day of Action instead? Purchase the conference recordings so you won't miss a second of the action!

View the complete conference program and review the above tabs for important registration, pricing, CLE, and hotel information.

On the following day (Friday, April 13) AILA will present its 2018 AILA Spring CLE Conference: Government Relations Update. Check out the program and register today!

DCIAA 2018 DC Immigrant Achievement Awards Join the American Immigration Council for its annual DC Immigrant Achievement Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of immigrants and their champions. Enjoy the spectacular view from one of Washington's premier rooftop venues, delicious cocktails, and appetizers – all while networking with fellow immigration attorneys, advocates, and policymakers. For more information please visit the Immigrant Achievement Awards page.

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.


Onsite Rate

AILA Members $300 $400
NIPNLG Members*
AILA Members' Paralegal
AILA Law Student Members $150 $250
NIPNLG Law Student Members**
AILA Nonprofit Members $175 $275
NIPNLG Discount Members**
Nonmember Attorneys $500 $600
Nonmember Law Students $250 $350
Government $320 $420
Nonprofit Attorneys $320 $420

In-Person: online registration ends April 10, 2018 After this date, onsite registration will be available.

Webcast: must register by 12:00pm ET on April 10, 2018
You can register for this event quickly and securely online by adding this item to your cart and paying by credit card. If you need to mail or fax in your registration, you can also download and complete a registration form. If you register online, do not also mail in a registration form.

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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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For members of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) who are not also members of AILA:

*Access the NIPNLG Member rate by contacting for a coupon code.

**In order to receive the NIPNLG Law Student Member or NIPNLG Discount Member rate, you must submit a completed registration form (see the form for instructions). NIPNLG Discount Members include Attorneys at Nonprofit Organizations, Public Defenders, Minority Bar Association Members, National Lawyers Guild Members, and Legal Workers.

AILA will file for CLE credits in appropriate jurisdictions. Eligible participants can receive up to 8 total credits in 50-minute jurisdictions and up to 7 total credits in 60-minute jurisdictions. To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record sessions attended and CLE codes provided at each session via webCLE. More information on jurisdictions approving this program for CLE credit will be available closer to the conference date. Live attendance must be recorded by April 20, 2018. This deadline does not apply to the download format.

Please Note: CLE credits not reported on webCLE by the published deadline will be subject to an administrative late fee to cover incurred costs.
Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill 525 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Liaison Capitol Hill, Average Rate $329/night + taxes, 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 638-1616

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Average Rate $419/night + taxes, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 737-1234

Kimpton George Hotel, Average Rate $387/night + taxes, 15 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 347-4200

Phoenix Park Hotel, Average Rate $297/night + taxes, 520 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 638-6900
After 03/15/2018 the advance/onsite rate applies. We will mail registration materials in advance to anyone who has registered as of 03/15/2018. 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 03/15/2018, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). No cancellation requests will be accepted after 03/15/2018, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants. All cancellations must be in writing or emailed to

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