The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.  Read More »

aila_map The Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, which services the majority of Northern California counties, currently has over 900 members.

AILA NorCal is a proud sponsor of a cadre of volunteer attorneys who have taken the trip to Artesia, New Mexico, to defend women and children in asylum and removal and other humanitarian cases in October 2014.  Below is the most recent photograph of our volunteers.

(From left to right: Helen Lawrence, Jacqueline Brown Scott, Lara Polstein, Nancy Powell, Veronica Douat, Natalia Santanna, Jennifer Doerrie Melissa Martinelli, Tala Hartsough Jesse Lloyd.)

Artesia Photo October 2014

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The National AILA office can help you find an immigration attorney in the Bay area through their Immigration Lawyer Referral Service (ILRS). You will be charged no more than $100 for an initial half-hour consultation.

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AILA of Northern California operates the following announcements board, which is available to the public.  Click here for further information about posting on our announcement board.


Place your order today for this beautiful hardcover book commemorating 10 years of the Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest in Northern California.  Read More »