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AILA Doc. No. 22060257 | Dated June 14, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recognizes Marc Van Der Hout with the 2022 Susan D. Quarles AILA Service Excellence Award, in recognition of his outstanding service, over a period of years, in advancing the mission, development, and value of AILA for its members and the public it serves.
Marc Van Der Hout is a practicing attorney and the founding member of Van Der Hout LLP. He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law.
Mr. Van Der Hout has been recognized by bar associations throughout the country for his innovative and resourceful representation of immigrants and has litigated some of the most important cases in immigration law in his almost 45 years of practice. He has twice received AILA’s premier award for outstanding litigation in the field of immigration law and twice received the Carol Weiss King Award of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers’ Guild for outstanding immigration litigation.
Mr. Van Der Hout attended the University of Michigan, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1970. He then went on to Golden Gate University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) in 1977.
He has been an active member of AILA for over 40 years, serving on its Board of Governors from 1989 through 2022. He is a past chair of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and served on its governing board for over 40 years before stepping down in 2019. He was national president of the National Lawyers Guild in 1985-86. Mr. Van Der Hout has lectured extensively on the subject of immigration law throughout the country and has served as an adjunct professor at both Hastings College of the Law and Berkeley School of Law.
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.
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