AILA’s self-paced online courses provide between 10 to 20 hours of interactive, personalized content, with a mix of instructional videos, quizzes, readings, discussion forums, exercises for hands-on practice, sample and reference documents, and tests. Increase your skills with specialized content also provided through partnerships.
The AILA Worksite Enforcement Online Course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of worksite enforcement issues to those who are new or are eager to learn more about this practice area. It covers the basics but also several intermediate topics, and additionally offers an in-depth look at how to effectively advise clients. This includes how to advise clients on the I-9 form and acceptable documents (including all of the COVID exceptions), the connection and strategies of E-Verify, how to manage an ICE audit, how to conduct internal audits, DOJ challenges and concerns within worksite and various other topics such as immigration policies and M&A. If you are new to the field or represent employers and would like to learn compliance and enforcement practices that have worked for expert practitioners, this course is for you!
- Module 1: The Form I-9
- Module 2: E-Verify
- Module 3: ICE Audit Lifecycle
- Module 4: Internal I-9 and E-Verify Audits
- Module 5: DOJ Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
- Module 6: Tips and Tricks / Other Things You Need to Know
The AILA Marriage-Based Adjustments Online Course is a self-paced CLE online course, eligible for up to 19 total credits (including 1 ethics credits), provides an intermediate-level resource for family-based immigration practitioners to help them navigate the common and less-common issues which can arise in marriage-based adjustment cases. The 6 course modules cover initial consultations, pitfalls (including fraud and inadmissibility), preparing the application, interview preparation and representation, post-interview issues, and I-751 removal of conditions. In each module, participants learn from instructive videos, articles and practice advisories, sample forms and letters, and quick reference resources such as checklists or templates. The course provides hands-on engagement via interactive elements such as discussion questions, practice exercises, quizzes, and tests at the end of each module..
- Module 1: Conducting Thorough Initial Consultations
- Module 2: Tackling Pitfalls, Fraud, and Inadmissibility
- Module 3: Adjustment of Status Application Preparation
- Module 4: Interview Preparation and Representation
- Module 5: Post-Interview Issues
- Module 6: I-751 Removal of Conditions
The H-1B Online Course is a self-paced CLE online course, eligible for up to 18 total credits (including 1 ethics credits), provides a comprehensive review of H-1Bs for those who are new to the category, as well as those who are more experienced. The 6 course modules cover H-1B basics, as well as provide an in-depth look at how to prepare petitions. Finally, the course will address how to tackle difficult Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and other post-filing issues. In each module, participants learn from instructive videos, articles and practice advisories, sample forms and letters, and quick reference resources such as checklists or templates. The course provides hands-on engagement via interactive elements such as discussion questions, practice exercises, quizzes, and tests at the end of each module.
- Module 1: H-1B Basics: Introduction and Overview
- Module 2: The H-1B Cap
- Module 3: Cap-Exempt H-1Bs
- Module 4: Prevailing Wage Requirement, Labor Condition Application, and the Public Access File
- Module 5: Meeting the Requirements: Specialty Occupation and the Beneficiary’s Degree
- Module 6: Post-Filing Issues: RFEs and Consular Processing
The AILA Consular Processing Online Course is an intermediate, self-paced CLE online course, eligible for up to 28 total credits (including 2 ethics credits), provides a resource for immigration attorneys advising clients as their visas are processed in U.S. embassies and consulates. The 8 course modules take participants through the different facets of consular processing, starting with the consular context, covering nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, waivers, and options when your client’s visa is denied. In each module, participants learn from instructive videos, articles and practice advisories, sample forms and letters, and quick reference resources such as charts, checklists, or templates. The course provides hands-on engagement via interactive elements such as discussion questions, practice exercises, quizzes, and tests at the end of each module.
The AILA Paralegals Online Course is the perfect resource for training your law office staff!
Paralegals enrolled in the course gain access to a wealth of information about immigration law, curated resources, advice from expert attorneys and experienced paralegals, and networking and discussion opportunities with fellow paralegals. All the content in the course was designed by our committee of subject matter experts and informed by focus groups of immigration paralegals, in order to truly meet the needs of immigration law office staff in today’s difficult climate.
Only paralegals verified as working under the supervision of AILA member attorneys will be able to register for the course. If you have already purchased the course, you can find it in your Dashboard.
A strong foundation for immigration attorneys!
AILA's Fundamentals of Immigration Law explains the ins and outs of immigration law and gives entry level practitioners the confidence to handle routine matters with ease. provide the information you need, such as acronyms, client management, and guidance on asylum, business immigration, citizenship and naturalization, family-based immigration, and removal issues, to name a few.
Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course and will be eligible to earn up to 20.5 CLE credits.
If you or an attorney in your firm is new to this area of law, AILA’s self-paced, interactive Fundamentals Course provides the perfect foundation for a long and successful immigration law career.
"This course was perfect!! Thank you! The videos were helpful and the speakers were great! It helped to have multiple quizzes. Loved it. Thank you so much for creating this." – Amie
A crucial intermediate-to-advanced resource for defending your clients from removal.
The AILA Removal Defense Online Course is a self-paced CLE online course that provides an intermediate-level resource for Removal Defense practitioners to help them navigate the many ins and outs of removal defense practice. The 7 course modules take participants through the removal defense journey, from custody and bond issues, through motions to reopen and reconsider.
Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course and will be eligible to earn up to 25 CLE credits (including up to 1.75 Ethics credits).
For removal defense attorneys looking to take their practice to the next level, this upper-intermediate resource is designed to refresh your understanding of the basics while delving into many of the complexities and nuances of this complicated area of immigration law.
A comprehensive PERM Labor Certification resource!
This self-paced intermediate-level resource prepares PERM practitioners to navigate common (and less-common) issues that can arise in PERM practice.
The course takes participants through the PERM journey: determining whether PERM is the best option for the client; crafting the job description and requirements; submitting the prevailing wage request and documenting the beneficiary's qualifications; and recruitment, filing, audits, and post-decision issues (whether it be filing an appeal of a denial or moving forward to the immigrant petition based on an approval).
At the conclusion of the course participants will receive certificate of completion and are eligible for up to 15 CLE hours in 60-minute jurisdictions. Register for the course here.
I absolutely loved this course. It is the best online immigration course that I have taken. The PERM process is very intricate, with not much room for error, but the information was well put together and very understandable. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE!" – Martina
AILA University and AILA Practice & Professional Center present the AILA Launching Your Immigration Practice Mini-Online Course, a new member benefit law practice management-centered mini-online course. This self-paced course was created in 2020 as a thank you to our members during this difficult year, and offers a collection of recorded programs that will put your firm on the right path for success for the future. This curated course pulls together highlights from some of AILA’s best education from 2020.
New practitioners or those looking to strengthen core aspects of their practice will benefit from this mini-course, which guides members through the essentials of opening a practice, marketing it, managing it financially, and creating ethical, efficient and profitable management processes.
Do you speak Spanish but have trouble speaking about legal issues in Spanish? Sign up for the online Spanish for Lawyers course at the American University Washington College of Law! AILA is working in partnership with the American University Washington College of Law to offer a 25% discount on registration for this course to AILA members, AILA law student members, and AILA international associates. The course introduces students to legal Spanish concepts and cross-cultural communication in the context of U.S. criminal law and U.S. immigration law.
AILA members, law student members, and international associates can click here for more information and to access the discount.
The fall course will be offered September 26 - December 1, 2022. The deadline for registration is September 19, 2022.
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A Note on CLE
You may record your CLE credits for eligible AILA Online Courses on AILA's webCLE portal. Due to their format, CLE credit is not available for AILA Tutorial Videos and Live Video Roundtables. For free CLE options included with your membership, visit AILA’s Free OnDemand CLE.