AILA is the professional bar association for attorneys who specialize in general immigration law or its many subspecialty practice areas. Currently, AILA has over 15,000 immigration attorney members spread between local state chapters as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, Rome, and Bangkok. The Oregon chapter hosts this annual event that honors an immigrant who has made substantial and lasting contributions to the Oregon community as well as a lawyer or firm that has provided excellence in advocacy or litigation on behalf of the Oregon immigrant population to raise funds for local non-profit legal services providers. As you may know, funding for nonprofit immigration legal services is extremely challenging. AILA Oregon is proud that each year, one hundred percent of the net proceeds of this event are donated directly to these legal services providers. The tireless work and advocacy of these two legal services providers allow for immigration relief for hundreds of the most vulnerable members of our community.