AILA Presents Past President Deborah Notkin with 2010 Media Leadership Award

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
George Tzamaras

Sara Ibrahim

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) awarded Deborah Notkin of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP in New York, NY, the 2010 Media Leadership Award in recognition of the individual whose efforts in the media most accurately depict immigration and immigrants. Notkin will receive the award on July 3, 2010 during AILA's Annual Conference held in National Harbor, MD.

AILA recognized Notkin for her leadership as Chair of the AILA Media Advocacy Committee and her extraordinary service as a national spokesperson on comprehensive immigration reform. As an advocate for positive immigration reform, she has appeared on many television and radio programs and has addressed many religious and business organizations.

Notkin remains a resource and occasional commentator for MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News regarding immigration legislation and related issues. Notkin is recognized for her passionate commitment to achieving comprehensive immigration reform and ending the victimization of immigrant communities through the unauthorized practice of law.

She has spoken on panels with representatives from the US Department of Labor, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Legacy INS, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of State Visa Office and on numerous AILA liaison committees with the various government agencies involved in immigration matters.

Notkin is a partner in the firm of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP. During her 23 years in practice, she has acquired a nationally recognized expertise in business immigration matters. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America; the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, and Chambers USA as recommended immigration counsel. New York Super Lawyers has listed her as one of the top immigration attorneys in New York and one of the overall top women attorneys in New York City.


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.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 10062972.