-American Immigration Lawyers Association-

Southern California Chapter

Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. businesses and industries, foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. AILA is an Affiliated Organization of the American Bar Association.

The Southern California Chapter represents over 1,050 member attorneys in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties. Our chapter maintains close contact with the government officials who have an important impact on our clients’ lives. Chapter meetings feature prominent guest speakers from the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Justice, and Labor, and the Chapter is active in liaison and advocacy efforts. We are happy to share the latest updates with AILA members nationwide.

Executive Board


Paola I. Neri-Michel
Neri Law Offices, Inc.
Glendale, CA



Sabrina Damast
Law Office of Sabrina Damast
Los Angeles, CA



Megan Guzman
Law Office of Megan Guzman
Orange, CA



John M. Manley
Law Office of John M. Manley
Los Angeles, CA


Let’s stay connected!

Facebook – Join our group to learn about upcoming events, share resources, and participate in discussions over current issues and experiences with fellow members! https://www.facebook.com/groups/323568584823565/
Twitter (@AILASoCal1) Get breaking local and national news and updates. https://twitter.com/ailasocal1
 LinkedIn (AILA Southern California Chapter): Read the latest blogs and news on immigration-related topics. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12065106
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