As attorneys we are obligated to keep educated on changes in the law and we have to comply with continuing education requirements.
The aila conference is a great opportunity to network with fellow attorneys and talk immigration with other people who actually understand what I'm saying when I sprinkle my sentences with the following acronyms: CAT, 245i, AAO, LPR, EAD, USC, SAW,TPS, FOIA, DOJ, COR, NATZ, D/S, AOS, POE, DOE, NVC, CSPA, VSC, DHS, BCC, EWI, B1/B2, CBP, K1, 601A, DACA, EOIR, IV, NIV, non-LPR, DOS, DV, ASC, DO, ICE, NACARA, SIJS, FAM, NTA, G28, INA, CFR, IJ, CMT, IRCA, TA, etc.
It is a sacrifice to attend this 4 day conference, I have to be away from my office and from my daughter. Luckily I can leave my office in the capable hands of my trustworthy assistant, Christina. And my daughter in the care of her loving grandparents.
So on this first day of the conference I vow to soak up as much as I can in these next four days so that I can return re-energized, re-focused and ready to continue advocating for my clients, and maybe even with a few new tricks up my sleeve.