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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which comes from traditional Chinese medicine and other ancient healing systems, helps you tap into the energy flow channels within your body. Watch this 22 minute video from Lawyer Well-Being Week for an introduction to this meditation technique.

Speaker: Dyan Williams

 

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Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping Meditation) with Dyan Williams
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which comes from traditional Chinese medicine and other ancient healing systems, helps you tap into the energy flow channels within your body. Watch this 22 minute video from Lawyer Well-Being Week for an introduction to this meditation technique.
Ethics Check: Protecting Confidences From Inadvertent Disclosure in the Age of Technology
It’s time to take data theft seriously. It’s our obligation as lawyers to protect confidential information, and data can be stolen in a myriad of ways: lost and stolen laptops, hacking and ransomware attacks, and even rogue employees. Watch this Ethics Check video for 7 tips to start today to protect your firm’s information.
Breath Focus to Center Self with Ritu Goswamy
Set aside your phone and your to-do list, and join Ritu Goswamy for a 12-minute meditation focusing on breath work and body scans to relax and recenter. This was originally part of the 2021 Lawyer Well-Being Week daily meditations.
Ethics Check: The Sacrosanct Independence of a Lawyer
Have you ever gotten instructions from your employer that made you feel a little weird? It’s human nature to want to just go along with what the boss says, but ethics rules don’t support that way of thinking. This short ethics check video gives guidance on why lawyers’ independence of thought is essential to the profession, and how to speak truth to power in a respectful and effective way.
Heart Centered Meditation with Donusia Lipinski
It’s time to cleanse and release ourselves from the attachments of worries, frustrations, and insecurities, and welcome our higher self, who we are at the core. Take a journey through your inner being and open your heart to limitless possibilities with this 20 minute meditation guided by Donusia Lipinski. This was originally part of the 2021 Lawyer Well-Being Week daily meditations.
Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing) with Danielle Polen
This mindfulness practice meditation, guided by Danielle Polen, leads viewers through a cleansing breathing exercise that is designed to bring balance to the two sides of the body and the two hemispheres of the brain. This was originally part of the 2021 Lawyer Well-Being Week daily meditations.
Visualization Meditation
In this video, AILA Lawyer Well-Being Committee Member Diana Santos walks members through a guided morning meditation.
AILA Committee Pages
This quick video provides tips on how to learn more about AILA’s Liaison Committees, access committee resources such as minutes, practice resources, and comments, and report problematic trends or issues to the committee's attention.
How to Use AILA's Group Directory Page
This video tutorial explains how to utilize AILA’s Group Directory page to locate the contact information for AILA Liaison Committees and local agency liaisons.
How to Build Relationships with Reporters
Best way to get press attention when you want it is to build relationships with reporters beforehand. This video provides tips on how to reach out to reporters and offer yourself as a resource for immigration stories.
Responding to RFEs When External Circumstances Make Them Impossible to Fulfill
This video discusses when emergency circumstances outside your control, like the covid-19 pandemic, make it impossible to fulfill an RFE and what should you do.
Options When a Client Can’t Travel Before Their Immigrant Visa Expires
What can you do if your client was issued an immigrant visa and will not be able to enter the U.S. by the deadline?
LCA Requirements for H-1B Employees Working Remotely
What needs to be done to meet the requirements of the Labor Certification Application for H-1B beneficiaries who work remotely?
J-1s in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic
This video discusses the current restrictions on the J-1 program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Share AILA.org Content on Social Media
Do you want to start a conversation on social media about a recent policy change, or share a great AILA resource with your community? All public documents on AILA.org have social media sharing tools. Watch this video to learn how to take advantage of them.
Litigation Resources on AILA.org
This video provides information about where to find litigation resources on AILA.org.
The Agora Marketplace Basics
This video will cover the basic functions of the Agora website. This includes paying for your AILA membership, making an order and registering for conferences/seminars.
When to File Affidavit of Support (I-864) in Connection to an I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition
In very limited circumstances, an Affidavit of Support (I-864) is required in connection to the I-140 immigrant visa petition. This video will cover when the I-864 is required for an I-140 as well we when and where to file the I-864.
Picking a Forms Program
Comparing costs, value, what best fits your type of practice? Can you get by with a basic program or do you want a cloud based program? Are you and your staff able to use the more technological programs? Is tech support available easily?
Succession Planning for Solos: How to Prepare Your Practice for Death or Disability
This video is part of a three-video series on succession planning for solos. It will discuss preparing your practice for death or disability.
Succession Planning for Solos: What Does Your Retirement Look Like?
This video is part of a three-video series on succession planning for solos. It will discuss retirement planning.
Succession Planning for Solos: Backup Attorneys for Vacations and Emergencies
This video is part of a three-video series on succession planning for solos. It will discuss backup attorneys for vacations and emergencies.
Replying to an H-1B RFE on Specialty Occupation Challenges (2): Degree Is Common in the Industry
This video will cover how to reply to an H-1B RFE that claims the job is not a specialty occupation on the basis that it does not fulfill the requirement of subsection (2) “The degree requirement is common to the industry in parallel positions among similar organizations or, in the alternative, an employer may show that its particular position is so complex or unique that it can be performed only by an individual with a degree.”
Replying to an H-1B RFE on Specialty Occupation Challenges (3): Employer Normally Requires a Degree
This video will cover how to reply to an H-1B RFE that claims the job is not a specialty occupation on the basis that it does not fulfill the requirement of subsection (3) “The employer normally requires a degree or its equivalent for the position.”
Replying to an H-1B RFE on Specialty Occupation Challenges (4): Duties Are Specialized and Complex
This video will cover how to reply to an H-1B RFE that claims the job is not a specialty occupation on the basis that it does not fulfill the requirement of subsection (4) “The nature of the specific duties are so specialized and complex that knowledge required to perform the duties is usually associated with the attainment of a baccalaureate or higher degree.”
F-1 Filing
This video will present information about putting together the filing for an F-1 visa: which documents to include, tips on presenting them, and where to submit the filing.
What Is Needed for a Motion to Substitute?
If an attorney is taking over representation of a client in removal proceedings from another attorney, a motion to substitute is needed. This tutorial will explain what is needed in a motion to substitute.
Ethics Resources on AILA.org
In this AILA Resources Tutorial, learn how to use AILA Ethics resources like the AILA Ethics Compendium to help you effectively research and find answers to complex questions.
Changing Your Display Settings in AILALink
AILA legal research frequently asked question: how to change your AILALink display settings.
Tips for Requesting Case Assistance from a Member of Congress
Learn how Members of Congress and their staff can assist you on case-specific inquiries.
Managing Client Communications for Increased Productivity
How can you do less work while still managing your clients? This video provides tips for increasing productivity.
Common U Visa Cases That Could be T Visa Cases to Avoid the Long U Visa Backlog
T visas are preferable to U visas due to the long U visa backlog. Many domestic violence and workplace crime cases may be viable T visa cases. Learn to screen for T visa eligibility.
How Long Is the U Visa Waitlist and How Can I Explain It to My Client?
Exactly how long will it be until my client receives a decision on the U visa? Why is it taking so long? Can the client receive a work permit while it’s pending? Is there anything that can be done to expedite the petition?
Searching Within a Specific Book on AILALink
How to search within a single publication on AILALink.
Ideas for Proving the Abuser’s Status in a VAWA Case
DV survivors don’t always have copies of their abuser’s documents to show they are U.S. Citizens or LPRs. What are some other examples of evidence you can provide to meet your burden? Can USCIS confirm an abuser’s status for you?
Four Keys to Software Success
This video discusses the four keys to software success: the test drive, integration costs, support offered, and training.
How to File a Mandamus Action
Have a long-delayed immigration matter? This video will explain the basics of filing a mandamus action in federal court.
Litigation Options to Overcome USCIS Denials
This video will focus on the types of USCIS case denials that can be brought to federal court under the APA.
How to File a Declaratory Judgment Action
This video will provide a broad overview on how to file a declaratory judgement action.