American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter

Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. businesses and industries, foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. AILA is an Affiliated Organization of the American Bar Association.

The AILA DC Chapter represents over 800 member attorneys in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Located close to the headquarters offices of the agencies that administer our immigration system, as well as the houses of Congress, our chapter maintains close contact with the lawmakers and officials who have an important impact on our clients' lives. Chapter meetings feature prominent guest speakers from the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Justice, and Labor, and the Chapter is active in liaison and advocacy efforts. We are happy to share the latest updates with AILA members nationwide. Current AILA members may access the information in the members only portion of this website by entering the login and password provided in the DC Chapter section of the AILA National Website.

(NOTE: The User ID and Password are NOT the same as the AILA InfoNet. Click here if you are an AILA member and need the Login Information for this site)

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Registration is now open for the AILA DC Chapter - FALL CONFERENCE on November16, 2016!!

Date:  November 16, 2016

Place:  University of Maryland, Shady Grove Conference Center
9630 Gudelsky Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850

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There will be three tracks, including Business, Family & Ethics, and Removal & Humanitarian, for a total of up to 18 immigration law panels.  Check back for more details as they become available.  In the meantime, for questions about the conference, please contact the D.C. Fall Conference Committee Chair, Tina Goel at    

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