The American Immigration Lawyers Association’s 2014 Conference

A graduate of the Syracuse University School of Law, Christopher Stender, Esq., has worked as an immigration attorney in San Diego, California. He has held membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), allowing him to stay on top of developments in the field. Furthermore, Christopher Stender previously served as the vice-president of the Arizona chapter of AILA.

AILA is a national association whose members, including over 13,000 attorneys and professors of law, practice and give instruction in immigration law. The non-profit organization offers its members continuing legal education opportunities and professional services by way of its 38 chapters and more than 50 national committees.

Every year, AILA hosts a conference, bringing its members together for professional development and networking. The 2014 annual conference, held from June 18 through 21 in Boston, Massachusetts, featured networking events; a keynote address by the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Honorable Alejandro N. Mayorkas; and an annual membership meeting. Participants also benefitted from question and answer sessions, and an informative discussion on the AILA Ethics Compendium.


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About Christopher Stender

After working for three years as Assistant Chief Counsel for the San Diego District of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Christopher Stender launched a law partnership in 1993. Initially known as Stender & Larkin, the firm was renamed Stender & Associates, PC. Christopher Stender and his team of bilingual associates provide comprehensive immigration-related legal services, working with individuals held at Arizona’s detention centers and prisons in Eloy and Florence, as well as at California’s detention centers in El Centro, San Diego, and San Pedro. Christopher Stender assists in bond procurement and payment, visitation and hearing scheduling, and detainee transportation. He is known for taking tough cases, promoting novel legal theories, and getting positive results for his clients. He routinely appears before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the First, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prospective clients can read about the immigration process in both English and Spanish on his website. Christopher Stender spent his undergraduate years at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Syracuse University College of Law. An East Coast native who lived abroad for two years, Christopher Stender has traveled extensively throughout Europe. In addition to his native English, he speaks German and Spanish. He supports Grace Point Church, Homeless Outreach, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Tijuana Schools Mission, and Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. He lives with his wife and four children in San Diego.

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