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2020 AILA Midwinter CLE Conference: Advanced Business and Removal

January 24, 2020
Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort, Curaçao

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Presented 1/24/20
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format In-Person Event
2020 AILA Midwinter Conference: A Tropical State of Balance
(Advanced Business and Removal Tracks)

This two-track business and removal conference was created to give the advanced-level immigration practitioner the legal knowledge and skills to respond to difficult, cutting-edge issues without losing a sense of self in the process. It combines substantive law panels with expert guidance on exercise, mindfulness, and holistic wellness. You will leave with an understanding of new and innovative ways to increase the success of your practice in these tumultuous times. Join us in Curacao to hone your legal acumen, reinvigorate yourself for the new year ahead, and enjoy all that this beautiful island nation has to offer!

Wellness Activities at the 2020 AILA Midwinter Conference New this year, AILA has incorporated a full slate of wellness activities into the conference. Learn how to strike a better balance in your life by taking advantage of AILA’s wellness activities which are open to all attendees.

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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.
  Early Bird

(Through 1/7/20)
Onsite Rate

(After 1/7/20)
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

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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 will file for CLE credits in appropriate jurisdictions. Eligible participants can receive up to 8.0 total credits in 50-minute jurisdictions (including up to 1 ethics credit) and up to 7.0 total in 60-minute jurisdictions (including up to 1 ethics credit). To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record sessions attended and CLE codes provided at each session via webCLE. Live attendance must be recorded February 3, 2020. 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.

(rooms may become available due to cancellations so please check for latest availability).
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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Santa Barbara Plantation
Porta Blancu, Nieuwpoort

AILA Room Rate: $215 Resort View Single/Double*
$239 Partial Waterview Single/Double*
$265 Premier Waterview Single/Double*

Note: The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from January 22, 2020 through January 26, 2020 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date: Friday, December 13, 2019**

Nearby Hotels: Papayago Beach Hotel
8.2 miles from Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
Toll Free: (877) 727-2429
$225/night plus taxes and fees***

Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort
8.1 miles from Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
(+599 9) 747-0332
$120/night plus taxes and fees***

Lionsdive Beach Resort
9.5 miles from Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort
Toll Free: (855) 546-6734
$230/night plus taxes and fees***

*Plus applicable taxes/service charge of 26.26% and maid gratuity of $4.50 + 9% tax per room per day. Children 12 and under stay free with parents in the same room. Additional per person fee of $25 per day for the 3rd /4th guests aged 13 and over. The rate is European plan (no meals included). One night's deposit is required at the time of the reservation. Please note the cancellation policy on your hotel confirmation to avoid paying the cancellation fee.

**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.

***Rates as of 12/15/19, subject to change.

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  • Major Illness: Call Hotel security and AILA staff onsite
  • Major Threat: Call 911
Cancellations received by January 7, 2020, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests will not be accepted after January 7, 2020, but the conference materials will be made available to all registrants in their AILA Agora Digital Libraries. Exceptions to the cancellation deadline will be made for emergencies and valid medical issues submitted with supporting documentation. All cancellations must be in writing or email to

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