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2020 AILA Spring CLE Conference & Webcast

March 6, 2020
Washington Court Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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Early Bird Pricing Extended through 2/27/20
Presented 3/6/20
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format In-Person Event

Join us at the 2020 AILA Spring Conference and Webcast 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 also will include a panel on litigation tactics for attorneys looking for alternative solutions in this challenging environment. New this year, the conference will feature presentations by USCIS officials and an H-1B Registration Tool Assistance Area, where practitioners can discuss lessons learned and brainstorm with staff and other members on issues related to using the new H-1B registration tool, as well as ask USCIS officials technical questions.

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

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DC Immigrant Achievement Awards - March 5, 2020 Following the National Day of Action, the American Immigration Council will hold its annual DC Immigrant Achievement Awards. Join the Council in celebrating the accomplishments of immigrants and their champions. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and the spectacular view from one of Washington's premier rooftop venues while networking with fellow immigration attorneys, advocates, and policymakers. For more information on tickets and details for this event please visit

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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.

Coronavirus Situation

AILA National is carefully monitoring the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on upcoming AILA National Events. The current risk to the general public in the United States is low according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Considerations such as the health and safety of the AILA community and staff, airline restrictions, and travel warnings issued by the CDC, WHO, and state and local authorities will inform ongoing event decisions.

At this time, all upcoming AILA National events will be held as scheduled and webcast options will be made available for those who are unable or prefer not to travel. Registered attendees can cancel at any time up to the advertised conference cancellation deadline for a full refund or switch to the webcast option. AILA will strive to be as flexible as possible with members when considering exceptions.

AILA actively encourages all conference participants to take sensible precautions and practice good health habits by following CDC guidelines.

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Early Bird Pricing Extended through 2/27/20
  Early Bird

(Through 2/27/20)
Onsite Rate

(After 2/27/20)
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
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 March 4, 2020. 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.


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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 9.5 total credits in 50-minute jurisdictions and up to 8.0 total 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 Friday, March 13, 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.
To reserve your room, please:
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(Please 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: $255 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 March 4, 2020, through March 7, 2020, only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability.

Hotel Cut-off Date:
January 29, 2020**
**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.

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
Cancellations received by February 20, 2020, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests will not be accepted after February 20, 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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