The last two days of the AILA conference were as educational and informative as the first two days. On Friday, I attended sessions on employment-based immigration (specifically, how to file successful H-1B for high skilled workers and L-1 petitions for managers, executives, and employees with specialized knowledge). I also attended the AILA Southern California Chapter reception, giving me a chance to catch up with some of my local colleagues, as well as meet new members of our chapter. On Saturday, I attended sessions on building a case for extreme hardship in waiver applications, dealing with ethical dilemmas, immigrating the children and spouses of asylees, requesting immigration status for the same-sex partners of LGBT asylees, and litigating Special Immigrant Juvenile status cases in state court and before the immigration agencies for abandoned, abused, and neglected children.
Another great, informative conference! I look forward to next year's conference in New Orleans!