FOR MORE STARTER RESOURCES:
Get started, get connected, and get
involved as a new member of AILA!
webinars. There is a wealth of information out there;
you just have to look for it.
Also, I highly recommend the use of a qualified
mentor. Find a local practicing attorney that you
respect and see if he or she is willing to guide you.
AILA's New England Chapter has a mentor program
that pairs newer lawyers with experienced ones for
a more individualized experience. Our chapter has
a New Members Division where newer practitioners
can listen to talks given by seasoned members and
ask questions. If your local chapter does not have
a New Members Division, suggest to your chapter
chair that you start one. Moreover, attending chapter
meetings are a great way to sharpen your skills
and meet other practitioners. The New England
Chapter offers a teleconference option
for attorneys who cannot physically join
Launching an Immigration Practice
Tips & Tricks for Avoiding Malpractice Traps
AILA's Immigration Practice Starter Set
(Books and Digital Toolboxes)
In sum, it behooves all new practitioners
to get involved and take advantage of
all available resources before opening
for business. After all, at the end of the
day, every client that walks through your
door is counting on you to mind your Ps
and Qs in order to help make his or her
dreams a reality.
1 See, e.g., Mass. R. Prof. C. 1.1(1) and 7.4.
t your education with AILA
nferences, and webinars."
J ULY/ A UGUST 2013