American Immigration Lawyers Association Hosted Annual Conference
An attorney in San Diego, California, Christopher Stender is permitted to practice immigration law in all 50 states. To help him remain compliant, Christopher Stender maintains membership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where he was the vice president of the Arizona chapter.
Established in 1946, the AILA represents more than 14,000 professionals working in immigration law and boasts 39 chapters and more than 50 national committees. The nonprofit organization advocates for fair and reasonable policies, enhances professional development, and promotes justice within its membership.
Each year, the AILA hosts a conference where members convene, share ideas, and learn about changes made within the industry. The 2016 AILA conference, which occurred on June 22-25 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, featured keynote speaker Thomas A. Saenz, who is the president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Attendees had an opportunity to partake in more than 170 continuing legal education (CLE) programs and open forum sessions. They also enjoyed orientations, the annual awards, president’s reception, happy hours, and parties.