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2021 AILA Paralegals Virtual Conference

August 17– 18, 2021
Virtual Conference

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Presented 8/17/21
CLE Eligible No
Length 2 Day
Format Virtual Conference

The course is designed to give paralegals and law office support staff deeper insight into the complexities and practicalities of immigration law, allowing them to assist their supervising attorneys and clients more effectively. This two day virtual conference features two separate tracks (Employment and Removal/Humanitarian) with beginner– and intermediate-level sessions.

Our panels of experts will provide an overview of fundamental immigration law and procedure, focusing on the paralegal’s role related to key legal and factual issues, forms, and client service. Panelists will also discuss common ethical quandaries that paralegals face, and share insights into cross-cultural and trauma-informed best practices. Experts on the Hot Topics panel will address cutting-edge developments including COVID-related challenges and policy changes from the Biden administration. A question-and-answer period follows each session, allowing attendees to interact with faculty and gain further insight. Finally, the practicum will conclude several panels to give a detailed review of completing forms and offer other helpful practice pointers.

Viewing Options: On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17-18, 2021, faculty members will present two full days of live sessions. These sessions will be virtual and can be viewed from the convenience of home or the office. The program is live and interactive! All participants will have access to the conference recording, so any sessions missed (particularly helpful for our West Coast participants given the time difference) or in need of review can be revisited back at the office. The program with full panel descriptions will be available soon!

Please Note: All registrations are subject to approval. Attendance at this conference is solely restricted to AILA law student members, the paralegals of AILA members, and AILA members.

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

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

  Early Bird

(Through 8/3/21)
Deadline Rate

(After 8/3/21)
AILA Members $375 $425
AILA Members' Paralegal* $375 $425
AILA Law Student Members $200 $250
AILA Nonprofit Members $225 $275
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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.

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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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

Notice: All registrations and reservations are subject to acceptance. Registrations and reservations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees. Any and all liability of AILA with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the date, or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall AILA be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of computer and other equipment used to access the event, those related to malfunctions with registrants’ Internet and other connectivity issues. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

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