A graduate of the Inter-American School of Law, Juan Carlos Benitez serves as president and chairman of the board of the Latte Training Academy, Inc. located in Saipan, the largest of the Northern Mariana Islands. Juan Carlos Benitez belongs to numerous professional organizations, one of which includes the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
The AILA is a national association that represents attorney and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. With more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors, the AILA is a non-profit organization that gives members opportunities for continuing legal education and professional services. Since its inception in 1946, the AILA has grown to include 39 chapters and more than 50 national committees.
Each year, the AILA hosts a conference that focuses on immigration law. The 2017 conference occurred from June 21 through 24 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nearly 100 exhibitors shared their latest tools and services and attendees learned about changes made by the new federal administration in regards to immigration law. They also had a chance to earn continuing legal education credit by attending several of the more than 140 sessions offered. The 2018 conference is scheduled for June 13 through 18 in San Francisco, California.v