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June 04, 2009

AILA Announces 2009 Annual Award Recipients

AILA Awards

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 05091210 (posted May. 27, 2009)"

AILA Announces 2009 Annual Award Recipients

President Charles H. Kuck announced today the recipients of the 2009 AILA Annual awards. The awards, some dating back to the founding of AILA, are among the most prestigious honors extended to AILA members and others for outstanding endeavors that advance immigration law and policy.

The Awards will be presented at a special event in conjunction with the Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the Palazzo/Venetian Congress Center, in the Delfino Room on Level 4.

Recipients that will be honored in Las Vegas are:
Mario M. Ramos
Advocacy Award
In Recognition of Outstanding Efforts in Support of AILA's Legislative Agenda

Erik Camayd-Freixas
and
Matthew J. Wilch
(co-recipients)
Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award
In Recognition of Outstanding Service in Advancing the Cause of Human Rights

Stephen Manning
Edith Lowenstein Award
For Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law

David C. Koelsch
Elmer Fried Excellence In Teaching Award
In Recognition of Outstanding Professors in the Area of Immigration Law

Stacy Eva Tolchin
Jack Wasserman Memorial Award
For Excellence in Litigation in the Field of Immigration Law

Allen Orr
Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award
For Outstanding Contributions Made as a Young Lawyer in the Field of Immigration and Nationality Law (Established 1993)

Vivek Wadhwa
Media Leadership Award
Awarded Annually to the Member of the Media whose Coverage Most Accurately Depicts Immigration, Immigrants, and Related Issues

Sonia Parras Konrad
Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award
In Recognition of Outstanding Efforts in Providing Pro Bono Representation in the Immigration Field

David Grunblatt
Sam Williamson Mentor Award
For Outstanding Efforts and Excellent Counsel to Immigration Attorneys by Providing Mentoring Assistance

Jeanne A. Butterfield
AILA Service Excellence Award
Awarded Periodically in Recognition of Outstanding Service, Over a Period of Years, In Advancing the Mission, Development, and Value of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for its Members and the Public it Serves


2009 President's Commendations
Alexis Axelrad
For Outstanding Service in Liaison in the Most Difficult of Times

Rusty DeMoss
For Outstanding Service in Liaison and for Being a Most Excellent Human Being

Jerome Grzeca
For Outstanding Leadership as Chair of the 2009 AILA Annual Conference

Sharon Mehlman
For Outstanding Liaison Work in the Face of Extraordinary Hardship

Lincoln Stone
For Leadership of AILA's Pro Bono Efforts

Kathleen Campbell Walker
For Leadership, Friendship, and for Just Being Ornery Sometimes

Jennifer Kuck
For Tolerating an Absent, but Adoring and Loving Husband

* Advocacy Award
In recognition of outstanding efforts in support of AILA’s legislative agenda
* AILA Service Excellence Award
Awarded periodically in recognition of outstanding volunteer services by an AILA member, over a period of several years, in advancing the mission, development, and value of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for its members and the public it serves
* Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award
In recognition of outstanding service in advancing the cause of human rights.
* Congressional Leadership Award
Awarded annually to the Member(s) of Congress who most advanced the cause of immigration and immigrants during the previous year.
* Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award
For excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law.
* Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award
In recognition of outstanding professors in the area of immigration law
* Jack Wasserman Memorial Award
For excellence in litigation in the field of immigration law.
* Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award
For outstanding contributions made as a young lawyer in the field of immigration and nationality law
* Media Leadership Award
Awarded annually to the member of the media whose coverage most accurately depicts immigration, immigrants, and related issues
* Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award
In Recognition of Outstanding Efforts in Providing Pro Bono Representation in the Immigration Field
* Sam Williamson Mentor Award
For outstanding efforts and excellent counsel to immigration attorneys by providing mentoring assistance.
* The Founders Award
To the person or entity who has had the most substantial impact on the field of immigration law or policy in the preceding period
* President's Commendations
Presented at the discretion of the outgoing AILA President to individuals who have contributed to the success of their presidential year

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 4, 2009 09:50 PM

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