American Immigration Lawyers Association
Chicago Chapter



AILA National has an extensive bselection of conferences and CLE opportunities to learn about the wide range of practice areas with U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law as well as exposure to Global Migration issues and contacts.  These are found at .

The AILA Chicago Chapter annually offers members the Midwest Regional Conference (MRC) and 3 CLE half-day seminars covering the practice areas of business immigration, family or litigation, and ethics. We also offer a  Financial Hardship Program to ensure access to our conferences.


Friday November 8, 2019 AILA Chicago’s Employment-Based Conference, “The Only Constant is Change”

We will have panels on:

  • Where Immigration and Employment Law meet – featuring an employment law practitioner to address commonly asked employment law questions in an EB context
  • Current H-1 issues
  • Corporate changes, including discussions on the gray areas and inconvenient timing
  • PERM Audits – how to prepare when you know you will be audited


Please note that early bird rates are in effect until November 1st.



Friday October 18, 2019 AILA Chicago FAll FAmily/Removal Conference – Armored Advocacy: Defending Clients Against Heightened Immigration Enforcement

2019 Fall Family/Removal Conference Program

Friday May 3, 2019 The AILA Chicago Spring Ethics Conference

2019 AILA Chicago Spring Ethics Conference Program

Monday, March 11, 2019, AILA Chicago Midwest Regional Conference

2019 AILA MRC Agenda

October 12, 2018 Fall Business Conference: Climbing the Invisible Wall

2018 Fall Business Conference Agenda

November 9, 2018 Fall Family & Litigation Conference: Strategies & Best Practices in an Enforcement-Centered Era

May 4, 2018 AILA Chicago Spring Ethics Conference

Ethics Agenda 2018

March 12, 2018 AILA Chicago Midwest Regional Conference

AILA MRC 2018 Agenda

November 9, 2017 AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Family/Removal Conference

AILA Chicago Fall Conference Family

Friday October 9th, 2017- AILA Chicago Chapter Fall Business Immigration Conference

Practicing Business Immigration in the Current Era

Friday May 5th, 2017 – AILA Chicago Chapter Spring Ethics Conference

Ethics Agenda Flyer

March 13, 2017 Midwest Regional Conference

Midwest Regional Conference 2017

March 2015 Midwest Regional Conference

MRC Program 2015 – Monday, March 9, 2015

Fall 2015 – CLE Seminars

Fall 2014 – CLE Seminars