The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) was originally founded on October 14, 1946. In 1946, the organization was known as the Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers or the AINL.
Today, the AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit voluntary bar association of over 50 national committees and 36 chapters. AILA aims to increase member participation in advocacy before Congress, the Judiciary, the Federal Agencies, and the media, on immigration-related interests for members' clients and society.
AILA focuses on raising the level of knowledge and professionalism in immigration law and helping to foster professional responsibility of its members. AILA offers beneficial resources to over 11,500 attorney members representing U.S. families seeking permanent residence for family members and U.S. businesses in search of talent from the global marketplace. Additionally, AILA provides support for immigration lawyers and law professors in immigration law relating to foreign students, asylum seekers, entertainers and athletes.
AILA provides information regarding professional services, continuing legal education (CLE) and expert advice to help its members create meaningful cases for clients of AILA members, even on a limited funding. AILA national headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.
AILA works to fulfill the needs of its attorney members who focus on visa authorization and permanent residency in the U.S. for their clients. Many times, members of AILA offer legal immigration law services on a pro bono basis.
Lawyer Legion maintains a national directory of immigration lawyers which includes both AILA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for an immigration attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the AILA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for AILA Past Presidents and AILA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with the AILA.
Use this directory to find an immigration lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your state from the list below.