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2021 AILA Asylum Virtual Conference

August 19, 2021
Virtual Conference

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Presented 8/19/21
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 1 Day
Format Virtual Conference

The U.S. asylum system was a focus of intense, unrelenting animus by the prior administration, and the effectiveness of that administration’s attempts to dismantle it has left the system in shambles. The new administration has offered hope for a rejuvenation of this essential pillar of American democracy, but also has created many questions as to how best to move forward. Practitioners must determine which aspects of the asylum system have stayed the same, what has changed, how to leverage these changes to benefit asylum clients, and how to prepare cases in anticipation of potential future attempts to restrict asylum.

The accomplished faculty for this intermediate– to advanced-level conference will provide expert guidance on a wide range of asylum claims and issues, from an overview of the current state of the system, to important procedural updates, to best practices when representing unaccompanied children and LGBTQI+ asylum seekers. The faculty also will impart to attendees cutting-edge strategies for successfully representing asylum seekers in a system that has much to do to rebuild and fully recover, but also presents new and exciting opportunities for humanitarian protections.

All registrants receive:

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

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

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

  Early Bird

(Through 8/03/21)
Deadline Rate

(After 8/03/21)
AILA Members $295 $345
AILA Members' Paralegal* $295 $345
AILA Law Student Members $120 $170
AILA Nonprofit Members $145 $195
Nonmember Attorneys $495 $545
Nonmember Law Students $220 $270
Government $345 $395
Nonprofit Attorneys $345 $395
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Eligible participants can receive up to 7.00 total credits in 50-minute jurisdictions (including up to 1 ethics credit) and up to 6.00 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 Thursday, August 26, 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 August 3, 2021, entitle registrants to a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests will not be accepted after August 3, 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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