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2021 AILA Midwinter Virtual Conference

March 2, 2021
Virtual Conference

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The Midwinter Conference will be on Central Standard Time!

Presented 3/2/21
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format Virtual Conference

The 2021 AILA Virtual Midwinter Conference focuses on rebuilding and moving forward from the difficulties of 2020. Registrants may choose to attend sessions in any of the following three tracks for the live event and will receive access to the recordings for all sessions following the conference.

Advanced Business Track: 2020 was a year filled with turmoil and stress. With a new administration in place and an end to the global pandemic finally on the horizon, there is hope business practitioners will see positive changes within the U.S. immigration system. At the same time, there is still great uncertainty and many unanswered questions: what policies will the Biden administration reverse? How will they undo these policies and how quickly can we expect change? What else can we expect from the Biden administration? What remnants of the Trump administration will we still be dealing with in the days ahead? As business immigration attorneys have seen firsthand, work looks very different now than a year ago, with many immigration implications. As lawyers, we will need to address changes to the employment landscape brought about by the pandemic, including the rise of virtual offices and employees now having the ability to work almost anywhere. And we will need to counsel our clients—many of whom suffered significantly—with sound advice based on current policies and anticipated changes. Speakers on this advanced virtual conference CLE track will dust off their respective crystal balls and look into the future in order to predict what will happen in the next year.

Advanced Family and Removal Track: The past four years have had immigration practitioners struggling to keep up with constantly changing law and policy. In this advanced-level track, hear from the experts about where things stand now and what we can expect in the first 100 days of a Biden Administration and moving forward. Expect in-depth discussion of best practices in removal defense, consular processing, naturalization, and relief for survivors with an eye towards identifying and overcoming the obstacles some of these changes have created. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and connect with your colleagues while looking forward to potential developments 2021 may bring.

Law Practice Management Track: 2020’s challenges birthed new perspectives and creative approaches to the delivery of legal services. This intermediate-level track on Law Practice Management follows the continuum, building on this resilience and the relentless commitment to those we serve. Our expert faculty will provide guidance on maximizing efficiency and profitability in your practice in 2021. You’ll learn about increasing productivity while enhancing client and employee satisfaction, maintaining an ethical practice, and reaching your full profit potential. You’ll also receive expert advice on how to keep and grow your firm’s culture in a remote world, thriving in a digital age, effectively communicating with clients in a distanced environment, ethical responsibilities in fee setting, and interpreting your financials to help drive growth. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to improve your law practice with tips and tools you can implement immediately!

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All registrants receive:

  • Conference Recordings Access Following the Event
  • Digital Handbook
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall Access

Please note: all times indicated in the program are Central Time.

By registering for this conference you agree to abide by the AILA Virtual Code of Conduct.
  Early Bird

(Through 2/25/21)
Deadline Rate

(After 2/25/21)
AILA Members $375 $425
AILA Members' Paralegal* $375 $425
AILA Law Student Members $200 $250
AILA Nonprofit Members $225 $275
Nonmember Attorneys $575 $625
Nonmember Law Students $300 $350
Government $425 $475
Nonprofit Attorneys $425 $475
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*Please note:
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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 7 total credits (including 1 ethics session during the LPM Track) in 50-minute jurisdictions and up to 6.0 total credits (including 1 ethics session during the LPM Track) 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 Tuesday, March 9, 2021. 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.
Cancellations received by February 10, 2021, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests will not be accepted after February 10, 2021, 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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