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CLE Credit


   
Continuing Legal Education Credits at the Conference*     

    



Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit has been sought for the 2021 AILA Virtual Annual Conference on Immigration Law in all jurisdictions that have mandatory CLE and legal specialization requirements. Participants seeking CLE credit for the LIVE event will be required to submit their attendance via webCLE by Sunday, June 20, 2021, at ailawebcle.org. Attorneys are awarded credit based upon the number of session hours they attend at the conference. Attorneys are responsible for accurately tracking and recording the sessions they attend and the relevant CLE codes for CLE reporting.

Eligible participants can receive up to 25 total credits in 50-minute jurisdictions, and up to 21 total credits in 60-minute jurisdictions, which includes up to 5 Ethics credits depending on jurisdictions. Please check your
state’s approvals for exact credits approved. 

Additional information regarding CLE procedures and specific state approvals will be provided to registrants at a later date. 

*Please note that estimated CLE credit hours are for live attendance only. The amount of CLE credit hours awarded for OnDemand participation will differ depending upon state jurisdictions.
 

CLE FAQS

Can I receive CLE credits for attending this conference?

  • CLE credit has been sought in all states with mandatory CLE and specialization requirements. Attorneys must attend a session in its entirety and record the session attended via webCLE (www.ailawebcle.org) to receive credit. Specific instructions for how to receive credit have been included in your conference materials. Please keep track of each CLE session you attend, including the attendance code announced at the end of each session.

What are the two types of CLE sessions and how do they differ?

There are two different types of CLE eligible sessions available for the Annual Conference.

  1. Live Sessions – June 9-12, 2021: These are the sessions that occur live. You must attend live to record and receive these credits. Participants seeking CLE credit for the live event will be required to submit their attendance via webCLE by Sunday, June 20, 2021, at ailawebcle.org.
  2. Annual Conference Recordings – You may also listen to the recordings of any live sessions you missed after the conference. You earn OnDemand credits when you watch these sessions after they have occurred live. You may only receive credit once for attending a session, either live or OnDemand. Your jurisdiction may limit the number of OnDemand credits you may receive.

How do I track my credits?

  • You can earn CLE credit for both the sessions you attend live during the conference from June 9-12, 2021, as well as the recordings that you listen to after the conference. As jurisdictions differentiate these types of credits, please ensure to report your attendance in the correct category.  To help keep a record of your session CLE codes, we recommend you use the fillable Day-at-a-Glance.

What is the deadline to report my CLE attendance?

  • The deadline for reporting attendance for live sessions is Sunday, June 20, 2021.
  • You have a year from the conference to listen to both the recordings of live sessions. The deadline for reporting credit for Annual Conference recordings is June 8, 2022Many states allow report of OnDemand sessions only once for each event so please report attendance when you have viewed all of your selected OnDemand sessions.
  • Attorneys failing to report attendance on webCLE by the deadline will be charged administrative and state-issued late fees.

How many CLE credits will I receive for the live event? What if I listen to recordings?

  • Eligible participants can receive up to 25 total credits in 50-minute jurisdictions, and up to 21 total credits in 60-minute jurisdictions, which includes up to 5 Ethics credits depending on jurisdictions. Please check your state’s approvals for exact credits approved. Additional information regarding CLE procedures and specific state approvals will be provided to registrants at a later date.  PLEASE NOTE: CLE credit is NOT available for the following sessions:
    • Tuesday, June 8:  All AILA Trainings
    • Wednesday, June 9:  Best Practices for Remote Representation and Pro Bono
    • Thursday, June 10:  Keynote
    • Thursday, June 11:  President's Installation
    • Friday, June 12:  The Sun Also Rises:  EB-5 Program Sunset on June 30 and Beyond
    • Friday, June 12:  Detention Ombudsman Open Forum
  • State specific CLE approval sheets can be found here.  State sheets continue to be updated as approvals from states are received.
  • OnDemand CLE credit may be earned by listening to the recordings of live sessions after the conference. Note your jurisdiction may limit the number of OnDemand credits you may earn. OnDemand credit may not be claimed for a session for which you have already reported live attendance.
How do I know what LIVE sessions were approved in the state I am licensed in and which qualify for ethics and other specialized credits?
  • State specific CLE approval sheets can be found here. State sheets continue to be updated as approvals from states are received.

How do I get credit once I have attended the LIVE sessions?

  • To report your live attendance, visit webCLE then click “MyEvents”> “Conference”> “2021 AILA Annual Conference.

What sessions do not offer CLE Credit?

  • Tuesday, Jun 8:  All AILA trainings
  • Wednesday, June 9:  Best Practices for Remote Representation and Pro Bono
  • Thursday, June 10:  Keynote
  • Thursday, June 11:  President's Installation
  • Friday, June 12:  The Sun Also Rises:  EB-5 Program Sunset on June 30 and Beyond
  • Friday, June 12:  Detention Ombudsman Open Forum


Which sessions qualify for Ethics/Diversity/Bias credit?

  • Wednesday, June 9:  What Every New Immigration Lawyer Should Know (Ethics)
  • Wednesday, June 9:  Compendium Live:  Understanding the Ethics Rule on Lawyer Trust Accounts (Ethics)
  • Wednesday, June 9:  Cultural Awareness:  How to Promote Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity/Bias)
  • Thursday, June 10:  The Ins and Outs of Responding to and Avoiding Ethics and Bar Complaints (Ethics)
  • Saturday, June 12:  Show Me the Money:  Financial Best Practices (Ethics)
 

How do I know how many credits I need to fulfill my state’s requirements?

  • To see your state CLE requirements please visit AILA’s CLE center.
    *Rules are subject to change. Please verify with your jurisdiction.


Have there been any CLE changes due to COVID-19?

 

I am a Non-member and webCLE is asking for a Member Number?

  • First you will need to register on webCLE site before you can enter your CLE credit hours. Please use the nonmember number that was emailed to you for the Member Number section on Register page.

The webCLE site is not loading or very slow.  Is it down?
  • No, webCLE site can be slow if there is high traffic.  Please try back later.  Please note that if you want to report OnDemand sessions, you have until June 8, 2022.  
I didn't catch the CLE code for a live session and I need it to record my credits on webCLE.  I can't reach anyone at AILA, what should I do?
  • Please use 1111 for those you don't have CLE codes and send us an email at cle@aila.org and we will correct it on our end.
Why isn't webCLE letting me enter credits for more than 1 live session that was held at the same time?
  • For live sessions, you can only view one session at one time so the state only approves one session.  The system will not allow you to enter more than one at the same time.  For the other sessions you've viewed that is scheduled at the same time as the live session, you can record them under the Ondemand Conferences section instead.

How can I ask questions or get help with reporting my CLE credits?

  • You can email cle@aila.org to receive assistance with webCLE or to ask questions.

 



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