AILA Presents Olsi Vrapi with the 2012 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award

Thursday, June 14, 2012
George Tzamaras or Belle Woods
202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 -

NASHVILLE, TN - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will award Olsi Vrapi, a partner with Noble & Vrapi, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the 2012 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of immigration and nationality law. He will receive the award today during AILA's Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.

During his time with AILA, Mr. Vrapi has shown a dedication and willingness to improve not only his own skills and knowledge base, but also a commitment to AILA and its members.

Currently, he is the chair of the Annual Conference Due Process Track, a member of the National EOIR Liaison Committee and an editor of the Consular Processing Guide. Mr. Vrapi also serves as the ICE liaison for New Mexico and has quickly become a valuable contributor to the Message Center and has been responsible for moderating some of the most important and popular topics, including 245(I). He speaks frequently at AILA conferences and other immigration law events, and has participated on various AILA committees.

In his own practice, Mr. Vrapi works exclusively in the field of immigration law with an emphasis in family immigration and deportation defense. He is a top-notch attorney who aggressively, and successfully, pushes the boundaries of immigration law to the advantage of his clients and all non-citizens.

Mr. Vrapi is also an adjunct professor of Law at the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Law. He received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2003, and his law degree in December 2006, both from UNM.


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. 12061446.