conference image

2019 AILA Spring CLE Conference

April 12, 2019
Washington Court Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

You must be logged in to register for this conference.

Register for Live Event:
  • $0.00
    • $59.00
    • $150.00
Presented 04/12/19
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format In-Person Event

Join us at the AILA Spring Conference to receive an insider’s view of what is happening at the agencies! Hear directly from agency officials and AILA Liaison Committees about the changing decisions that affect your practice and clients. Learn about the latest issues, policy changes, and hot topics in agency adjudications, and receive a summary of the most recent liaison meeting discussions. The conference will wrap-up with a panel on litigation tactics for attorneys practicing in this challenging environment.

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

Special Offer: Register for the live event and you can save hundreds of dollars when you purchase the conference recordings for only $59.
Special Offer

Government and press may be restricted from attending select sessions, please reference the final program for more information regarding “closed” sessions. “Closed” sessions will not be recorded.

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.

DC Immigrant Achievement Awards

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of immigrants and their champions. Enjoy delicious cocktails, appetizers, and the spectacular view from one of Washington's premier rooftop venues - all while networking with fellow immigration attorneys, advocates, and policymakers.

April 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
(5:30 p.m. start time for NDA participants)

The Capitol View at 400
444 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Ticket Price: $150

Learn More
  Early Bird

(Through 03/28/19)
Onsite Rate

(After 03/28/19)
AILA Members $475 $575
AILA Members' Paralegal* $475 $575
AILA Law Student Members $275 $375
AILA Nonprofit Members $325 $425
Nonmember Attorneys $675 $775
Nonmember Law Students $375 $475
Government $495 $595
Nonprofit Attorneys $495 $595
Special Offer: Register for the live event and you can save hundreds of dollars when you purchase the conference recordings for only $59.

Online registration ends April 10, 2019. After this date, onsite registration will be available.

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.


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.

*Please note: All paralegals must first create a paralegal account on and complete the AILA member paralegal verification process in order to register for AILA products and services. Non-member paralegals are not eligible to register. Paralegals cannot register for AILA conferences until the verification process is complete.


Can't attend the conference? Order the Recordings.
You can still benefit from all the knowledge and information. Read about the event and order today.
Order Recordings

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."

Consent to 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 or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events by AILA.

AILA will file for CLE credits in appropriate jurisdictions. Eligible participants can receive up to 8.4 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 19, 2019. 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.
The AILA Group Rate has SOLD OUT
To reserve your room, please:
Reserve Room Online
Or Call the hotel phone reservation number:

(Hotel Group Code: 190409AMER_001
or ask for American Immigration Lawyers Conference Rate)
Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

AILA Room Rate: $269 Single/Double + applicable taxes*
*Includes complimentary basic WiFi in the guestroom

Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from 04/10/2019 through 04/13/2019 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019**

**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.

The following is a list of hotels closest to the Conference Hotel:

Liaison Capitol Hill, *Average Rate $375/night + taxes, 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 638-1616, one block from conference hotel

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, *Average Rate $344/night + taxes, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 737-1234, one block from conference hotel

Kimpton George Hotel, *Average Rate $356/night + taxes, 15 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 347-4200, one block from conference hotel

Phoenix Park Hotel, *Average Rate $228/night + taxes, 520 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 638-6900, one block from conference hotel

*rate as of 3/8/19, subject to change

Emergency Procedure Notice

Please read the following, in the event of an Emergency at an AILA Conference.
In the event of an emergency at an AILA conference, please follow the following instructions regarding who to contact. Always be aware of your surroundings and be sure to locate emergency exit doors in each room. For immediate assistance, always attempt to contact someone onsite, if it is an emergency, first call 911 and then notify staff. If it is a minor threat and you are unable to locate staff onsite, please contact

  • Fire Alarm: Evacuate out of the building if instructed. Do not use elevators.
  • Minor Illness: Contact AILA staff onsite
  • Protest: Contact AILA staff onsite
  • Minor Threat: Contact Hotel security and AILA staff onsite
  • Major Illness: Call Hotel security and AILA staff onsite
  • Major Threat: Call 911
After 03/18/2019 the advance/onsite rate applies. We encourage you to register by the early-bird deadline to avoid onsite delays. Cancellations received by 03/18/2019, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). No cancellation requests will be accepted after 03/18/2019, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants. All cancellation requests must be in writing or email to

Order Recordings of this Conference: