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New Members AC2013: What to Expect in San Francisco Division E-News F YOUR NEW MEMBER RESOURCES: InfoNet NMD Page ? ! Mentor Directory Message Center Newsletter Archive by Tracie L. Klinke May 2013 American Immigration Lawyers Association www.aila.org THE HUMAN IMPACT OF POLICY WATCH Gabriela, an AILA client, share her heartfelt story at AILA's National Day of Action, which took place April 11 in Washington, DC, to rally support for comprehensive immigration reform. ive years ago, I walked into my first AILA chapter luncheon. Out of 50 people there, I knew only one person and I was completely overwhelmed. Fast forward three years and I was at the AILA Annual Conference in San Diego, with several thousand new faces and that wave of intimidation hit me hard again. All of the people who wrote the book, well, books on immigration law were there. I felt like a groupie, looking for sessions featuring Ira Kurzban, Charles Wheeler, Dagmar Butte, and the like. I was tempted to buy more AILA books than I could afford, just so I could get autographed copies. If you identify with this compulsion to know movers and shakers and to have the latest news and updates, the AILA Annual Conference NMD Listserve New Member Events "If you identify with this compulsion to know movers and shakers and to have the latest news and updates, the AILA Annual Conference is the place to be." Register > Learn more and register for this year's Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, from June 25–28. (AC2013) is the place to be. Who, other than fellow AILA members, can appreciate your dedication and passion for immigration law and helping clients navigate through its complexities? There is a lot happening in San Francisco this year. You can practice yoga, play golf, do pro bono work, go to a Taste of San Francisco meal with an AILA all-star, attend receptions, happy hours, and awards ceremonies. And don't forget about the 125 substantive legal sessions. Don't let the nasty wave of intimidation overwhelm you. Plan ahead. Look at the schedule ahead of time and plot your path through the conference. If you arrive in San Francisco early enough on Wednesday, please come to the New Attendee Orientation session. We will walk you through the schedule, highlight key areas and answer questions you might have about CONTINUED on pg.2 >> u ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS: Naturalization for Disabled Applicants 4 Business Immigration Visas 6 www.aila.org/nmd 1

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