Past Events

Chapter Luncheon, Friday, November 3, 2017
November is all about giving – and at our Chapter Luncheon, we’ll be talking about ways to give back through local pro bono opportunities!

Litigation Section Round Table Luncheon, Friday, October 27, 2017, Atlanta, GA
The Litigation Section is pleased to invite Charles Kuck and Company to present their work (and success) on behalf of the high profile case of Jessica Colotl in the District Court. General discussion regarding federal litigation will follow their presentation.

Health and Wellness Luncheon, Thursday, October 12, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Court Warriors Unite! The New Member Division and the Health and Wellness committees hosted a lunch for litigators with a focus on recognizing the signs of stress and burnout and on tools and techniques to help us stay in the fight.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Asylum Cmmittee Luncheon, Thursday, September 21, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Ms. Jedidah “Jeddy” Hussey, Director of the Arlington Asylum Office, joined the chapter for a lunch and addressed many topics important to local asylum practitioners.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon, Friday, August 25, 2017, Atlanta, GA
We started early for NMD networking and then Natalie Robinson Kelly, Director of Law Practice Management Program with the State Bar of Georgia addressed the group regarding technology and the law firm.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Annual Chapter Meeting Luncheon, Friday, June 16, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Elections were held, awards were distributed, and a good time was had!

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon, Friday, May 5, 2017, Atlanta, GA
We learned the importance of self care in the face of the very really and very heavy stresses we experience second-hand from our clients! Watch out for more on this topic!

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon, Friday, March 17, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Two local legislators spoke to the Chapter about their experience as advocates and updated us about pending legislation.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon, January 13, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Chapter leadership discussed coordinating our efforts during the new presidential term.

2nd Annual Chapter Holiday Party December 2, 2016

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon, August 19, 2016, Atlanta, GA
We were joined by by Betsy Lawrence, AILA Director of Liaison, and Paul Leahy, Associate Director of AILA Membership and Component Relations.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon, June 10, 2016, Atlanta, GA
We were joined by representatives from USCIS who addressed questions submitted by the chapter prior to the meeting.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon, May 6, 2016, Atlanta, GA
We were joined by Stephen Manning who addressed us regarding the pro bono efforts ongoing at the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon, March 25, 2016, Atlanta, GA
We were joined by two speakers for this luncheon: Attorney John Klow and Dr. Johanna Guerrero.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Conference, February 19 & 20, 2016, Atlanta, GA

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon Friday, January 15, 2016
We were joined by United States Customs and Border Protection Port Director Stephen Kremer as well as representatives of his liaison and program management staff who will address the questions we are submitting beforehand.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon Friday, November 6, 2015
We were joined by representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement who will address the questions we are submitting beforehand.

AILA Georgia/Alabama Chapter Monthly Luncheon Friday, September 25th, 2015, 1:30 pm in Columbus, GA, followed a tour of the Stewart Detention Center and the El Refugio house.

THE EOIR COMMITTEE held a BROWN BAG LUNCH AND LEARN on 8/19/15  from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at NO MAS CANTINA, 180 Walker Street, SW, Atlanta 30313 (close to the immigration court).

Topics included:

  • Pleading to the NTA – Is it ever ok to just “Admit and Concede”?  or Things to think about when reviewing an NTA
  • Prepping your case – Best evidence of hardship, etc.
  • Immigration Court Practice Manual – Learn it, Live it, Love it.
  • Trial Advocacy at a Merits Hearing – NO jury doesn’t mean NO Advocacy
  • Out of Court Relief from Removal (PD, Uvisas, etc) f) After the Removal Order (Stays, MTRs, OSUP, etc