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AILA Presents Betsy Lawrence with the 2019 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award

6/19/19 AILA Doc. No. 19062039.
George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will recognize Betsy Lawrence, Counsel for the Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, with the 2019 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. She will receive the award this week during AILA's Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Betsy Lawrence is counsel for the Democratic majority on the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, House Committee on the Judiciary. Prior to this, she served as Director of Government Relations at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Washington, DC where she directed AILA's agency and legislative advocacy efforts surrounding immigration benefits issues with an emphasis on employment-based immigration. Before joining AILA in 2008, she was an associate attorney at Van Der Hout LLP in San Francisco where she represented clients with respect to all matters involving immigration and nationality law (business, family, asylum, removal defense). She has also served as an editor for several editions of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, as well as the 2010-11 edition of AILA's Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law. She earned her JD from the University of San Francisco and is admitted to practice in California.