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2010 Annual Report

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MEMBERSHIP A ILA continues to grow even in the cur- rent economic climate with nearly a 1% increase in members in 2010 for a final total of 11,343. 33% of AILA’s membership joined AILA more than 10 years ago. 1,773 new membership applications were pro- cessed during the year. Of these new mem- bers at least 38.18% are solo practitioners. 58 members joined as a result of AILA’s recruitment efforts, including 27 (a 61% re- turn rate) from our Member-Refer-A-Mem- ber Program. Targeted recruitment mailings were sent to areas in which AILA had con- ferences including Washington, D.C., Dallas and Oklahoma. Retention efforts included courtesy phone calls to new members, rec- ognition of member anniversaries including their first year, specialized e-mails to new conference attendees, and reminder calls to members who may be lapsing. AILA’s payment plan program continues to be popular for renewing members. Nearly 650 members took advantage of this option. AILA successfully transitioned the majority of its dues collection process to online with 76% of members renewing electronically. [ 14 ] OVERALL MEMBERSHIP Current membership = 11,343 (.9% net growth) 11,343 167 Law Student Members TOTAL ATTORNEY MEMBERS 121 Senior Members MALE: 2,783 International Associates 19 FEMALE: 3,202 Finally, the free subscription-based Immigra- tion Lawyer Search continues to expand with 1,130 members participating; this is a 30% increase from total subscribers in 2009. Over 7,000 e-mails were sent in 2010 to an aver- Law Students = 167 International Assoc. = 19 Senior Members = 121 Members who joined 5 years ago or less = 5,188 – 45.7% Members who joined more than 10 years ago = 3,752 – 33.0% Members who passed the bar less than 3 years ago = 1,113 – 9.8% age of 359 subscribers per month. Tere were 60,723 total visitors to www.ailalawyer.com in 2010, with an average of 166 visitors per day. Te top 5 states searched for 2010 were Cali- fornia, New York, Florida, Texas, and Illinois.

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