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2021 Fall Conference
Open Seats 140
7:30 am
-2:30 pm

2021 Fall Conference

Oct 15,2021 - Time: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
AILA Upstate NY's 2021 Fall Conference will be held in person on October 15, 2021 at The Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles Falls, NY. In addition to excellent subject-matter speakers and practice-tip oriented panels, the Fall Conference features award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario as our Keynote Speaker. This year's conference includes two tracks of CLE sessions, offering a broad range of highly relevant topics designed for both experienced and newer immigration attorneys, as well as attorneys in other fields looking to learn a new practice area and network with an amazing group of people. One CLE track is focused on business and family immigration matters, and the other CLE track takes a deep dive into trial techniques for the removal practitioner. Full conference program to be released shortly. Attendees will be able to earn 5 CLE credits, generously sponsored by Harris Beach, PLLC. Harris Beach, PLLC - Discover True EngagementThe Lodge at Welch Allyn is a state of the art conference center in a natural setting just a short distance off the Thruway (only ~2.5 hours from eitherimage.png Buffalo or Albany!), and 5 minutes from the historic town of Skaneateles. If you haven't been to Skaneateles before, it is truly a gem! There is a vibrant downtown with a shopping district and unique restaurants, and the lake and fall colors should be gorgeous in October!! For those wishing to stay overnight either before the event or after, nearby hotels include Mirbeau Inn and Spa and The Sherwood Inn, among many others. Our keynote speaker, Sonia Nazario, is an award-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable issues -- hunger, drug addiction, immigration -- and have won some of the most prestigious journalism and book awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes. She was also a finalist for a third Pulitzer, in Public Service. A fluent Spanish speaker of Jewish ancestry whose personal history includes living in Argentina during the so-called dirty war, Nazario spent decades reporting and writing about social issues for U.S. newspapers. She is best known for "Enrique's Journey," her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S. Published as a series in the Los Angeles Times, "Enrique's Journey" won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2003. It was turned into a book by Random House that became a national bestseller, a freshman read at 100 universities, and required reading at hundreds of high schools across the country. A young adult version of Enrique's Journey was published in 2013 aimed at middle schoolers. Attendance Fees Regular AILA Member: $300.00 Non-profit AILA Member: $150.00* General (non-AILA Member): $400.00 Law Student: $95.00 *To qualify for reduced conference fee, must meet qualifications for reduced AILA membership fee.


The Lodge at Welch Allyn
4355 State Street Road
Skaneateles Falls, 13153

Event Fees:

AILA Member Regular $ 300.00
Employee of not-for-profit or nonprofit $ 150.00
Guest $ 400.00
Law Student $ 95.00