Attorney Alyssa Reed was elected as the Chair of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in May 2015. Attorney Reed was also nominated to serve on AILA's national committee on VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act) which serves to educate and assist attorneys across the country with VAWA self-petitions, U visas for victims of crime, and T visas for victims of human trafficking. She was also invited to speak on advanced VAWA issues at AILA's national annual conference in Washington, D.C. in June 2015. AILA is an organization of more than 14,000 immigration attorneys nationwide.