Below are the dates for AILA New England’s 2019-2020 chapter meetings.  All meetings are held at MCLE, located at 10 Winter Place, Boston. We hope all members can attend in person.  Call-in information will be emailed prior to the meeting if you are unable to attend.

Unless otherwise stated, the format for each chapter meeting is as follows:

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Panel or presentation for newer attorneys

5:00pm – 5:30pm: Socializing time

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Business meeting

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Main meeting panel or presentation

2019-2020 chapter meeting dates:

September 26, 2019: Former Government Officials Tell All!  How to be a more effective AILA attorney!  Learn the backdrop from these former government officials in what promises to be a very interesting exchange of information. The presenters are Sue Roy (TA & IJ), Steve Pattison (consular officer), and Katy Kahmann (CBP). The NMD meeting will take place at 4pm. Attorney Bill Joyce, a former EOIR Boston IJ, has kindly agreed to speak at the 4:00pm NMD meeting. The topic will be making a good first impression with Immigration Judges and other adjudicators, and maintaining a good reputation with adjudicators while zealously advocating for your client.

October 24, 2019: Speakers will present on key issues related to the F1 and J1 categories, including topics such as the effect of the now suspended unlawful presence litigation, preparing for ICE site visits & what influence foreign relations is having on the ability to get visas presented by a fantastic team of experts from local institutions of higher education.       

Our speakers are Attorneys Anthony D. Pawelski, International Advisor of Partners Healthcare System, Sandra Torres, Associate Counsel, Immigration & Int’l Services, UMASS, and Jigisha Patel, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Advisor for International and Immigration Services, Northeastern University

November 14, 2019: Guests are District Attorneys Marion Ryan and Rachel Rollins, as well as the amazing Wendy Wayne of CPCS and they will discuss the courthouse litigation and other related issues.

January 16, 2020

February 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

April 30, 2020

May 28, 2020

June 25, 2020