Immigration Law Section

Immigration Law Section

Message from the Chair

Section Chair:


Betty Stevens
Fairfax, VA

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It has been quite a year for the FBA's Immigration Law Section. We've amended our bylaws - finally. You can see the final, approved result on the FBA website, below.

With the approval of our amended bylaws, our leadership ladder and Board make-up have changed. The Board is reduced to 18 individuals, each serving a one, two, or three-year term. The Nominations Committee will be reaching out for nominations for the programs chair - and will conduct a lottery to see which Board member have which terms. The 2018-19 Board is drawn from all over the United States, from San Francisco to New York to Texas, EOIR to USCIS to OIL to private bar, and everyone is excited to meet the coming challenges. The ILS speaks for all of its members, be they private bar, immigration judges and BIA members agency attorneys, DOJ litigators, or federal judges. We welcome all to our various efforts - be it our yearly conference, luncheons, webinars, or seminars.

We're working to make the Advisory Council more than just a list serve, but a group of those who are committed to keeping the ILS a vibrant organization with individuals from all walks of the immigration arena. If you are interested in being on the Advisory Council, please contact either me or Judge Burman.

We're always looking for volunteers to serve on committees - you do not need to be on the Board to be on a committee! We're open to your ideas and suggestions for new programs, particularly if you want to work on implementing them.

Over the past year, we've expanded the Immigration Leadership Luncheons to San Francisco, and planning for a similar Chicago program is moving forward. We had a fabulous conference and annual meeting in Memphis, and we are looking forward to a great time at our conference and annual meeting in Austin, Texas, May 17-18, 2019. We're collaborating with other sections to put on a great CLE program in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 2. We are putting together a pro bono immigration court training seminar, and are looking for additional venues for such a seminar. And don't forget the incredible Asylum seminar in New York City; this year looks to be held in March of 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with ideas for seminars or programs, to volunteer, or just to talk.
 
Elizabeth (Betty) Stevens 

 


Resources

Puerto Rico CLE Nov 2, 2018


Pro Bono Training on Immigration Court 10-26-18 Documents

Document list for Immigration Court Training 10-26-18


Immigration Law Facebook Page


Immigration Law Section by-laws


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