About AILA Washington

As the 2018-2019 Chair of the Washington State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), I would like to welcome you to our chapter! AILA is a national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. families and thousands of US businesses who sponsor highly skilled foreign workers seeking to enter the United States in a temporary or permanent basis. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers.

Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides its members with continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees. AILA is an Affiliated Organization of the American Bar Association and is represented in the ABA House of Delegates.

The Washington State Chapter of AILA consists of over 500 lawyers across the state of Washington, as well as in Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Our chapter serves many functions, including grassroots immigration advocacy and information sharing to members and local organizations. Member activities throughout the year include monthly meetings (CLE credit sought from WSBA), CLEs, pro bono efforts, and social activities. We meet on a regular basis with government officials and co-sponsor the Northwest Regional Immigration Conference. Please reach out to me, members of the Executive Committee, or our Committee Chairs or Vice Chairs to become an active member in our Chapter. We welcome your involvement.

Richard Rawson
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101