Member Benefits at the AILA

A successful immigration attorney with years of experience in the state of California, Christopher Stender most recently served as a partner in an immigration law firm in San Diego. Christopher Stender is a longtime member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a professional organization dedicated to promoting justice and advancing the quality of immigration law practice in the United States.

AILA members enjoy access to a wide range of professional benefits, including reduced rates for audio and web seminars and CLE conferences. In addition to receiving guidance and resources to improve overall practice efficiency, members can use liaison assistance to address difficult cases. AILA also offers a mentor program where members can tap into an expansive network of professionals to gain insight on office procedures, ethical dilemmas, and day-to-day operations.

To learn more about membership benefits at the American Immigration Lawyers Association or to find out how to become a member today, visit the official website at AILA.org.

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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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