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AILA Names Laura Lichter as New National Secretary

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 07061560 (posted Jun. 15, 2007)"

Contact: George Tzamaras
202-216-2410

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2007

ORLANDO - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) today appointed Laura Lichter, an immigration attorney and expert from Denver, CO as the association’s new National Secretary. The appointment took place during sessions of AILA’s 51ST Annual Conference being held in Orlando, Florida.

Ms. Lichter’s Denver-based practice emphasizes representation of removable aliens, contested family and naturalization applications, administrative appeals, and related Federal litigation.

A nationally-recognized expert and mentor, Ms. Lichter is a well-respected author and lecturer. Her commitment to community outreach, education, and access to counsel has been demonstrated by numerous projects, initiatives and pro bono cases over the years.

An elected Director of the Board of Governors and former Chapter Chair, Ms. Lichter previously chaired the EOIR Liaison Committee and now chairs AILA’s ICE Liaison. Ms. Lichter graduated cum laude from Swarthmore College and earned her JD at the University of Colorado.

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The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

For more information call George Tzamaras at 202-216-2410 or Brooke Hewson at 202-216-2435.