Attorneys from Minami Tamaki LLP’s Immigration and Nationality Law Practice presented at and participated in two 2023 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) conferences held simultaneously in San Francisco October 26-28, 2023 — the 2023 AILA Technology and Innovation Summit and the 36th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference.
Senior Associate La Verne Ramsay presented on the panel “Show Me the Money! Documenting an Employer’s Financial Viability,” which explored issues around showcasing an employer’s financial strength in the context of the financial viability requirement for nonimmigrant visas and green cards. In addition to serving on this panel, La Verne sits on the AILA National Advisory Council as the U.S. Department of Labor Co-Liaison for the AILA NorCal chapter.
Partner Olivia Serene Lee was a speaker in a pre-recorded session “Thinking Ahead: Succession Planning,” which discussed succession planning for law firm immigration practices, focusing on ethical duties and practical strategies. Olivia Serene Lee serves on the AILA national Board of Governors and was also featured as a speaker during one of the conference’s social events.
Partner Suhi Koizumi was a speaker in a pre-recorded session “Where’s Waldo? Navigating the Immigration Pitfalls of a Remote and Hybrid Workforce,” which discussed various issues related to foreign workers utilizing remote or hybrid work options. Suhi also served on the conference planning committee.
Associate Julia Pilkington serves on the AILA Advisory Council as the Events Co-Coordinator for the AILA Northern California Chapter and assisted in coordinating the social events for the 2023 conferences.
AILA is the national association of more than 16,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees.