Olivia Serene Lee, an associate in our Immigration Practice Group, was selected as the 2016-2017 Chair for the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA NorCal).
Olivia began serving as Chair on July 1. She has served on the AILA NorCal Executive Board for the past three years.
She has been actively involved in AILA NorCal since 2009, leading and organizing more than 30 Continuing Legal Education programs in all aspects of immigration law, including prosecutorial discretion, export control, PERM, waivers, asylum, and events with immigration judges, USCIS, CBP, DOL and asylum officers. She also served as faculty on local and national AILA CLE panels on topics such as O-1s and H-1Bs.
“It’s an honor to serve the AILA community,” said Olivia. “Our Chapter is incredibly diverse, ranging from nonprofit attorneys, experts in crimmigration issues, advocates for universal representation in immigration court, to family and business immigration attorneys. We must stay dialed-in to the current affairs at home and around the world that may impact immigration. With the presidential elections this year, immigration issues will be at the forefront of political debates, and the outcome of our presidential elections may have a lasting impact on our immigration system.”
Olivia recently participated in an immigration lobby day in Washington, DC, to advocate for immigration reform, and she served as the chapter co-liaison to the San Francisco USCIS Field Office. She also spoke on a NAPABA panel in Arizona on the topic of immigration.
AILA is the national bar for immigration attorneys, and AILA NorCal is one of its larger chapters, with over 850 members.