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Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson to Keynote 2013 Annual Meeting

The Boston Bar Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon will feature Theodore Olson as the 2013 keynote speaker on Friday, September 27th at the Boston Convention Center.

Olson served as the Solicitor General of the United States from 2001-2004 under President George W. Bush. He is currently a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Since 2009, Olson has been at the forefront of the gay marriage debate, challenging Proposition 8 in the California District Court and going on to argue the case before the U.S. Supreme Court in March of this year. For his work on the issue, Time magazine selected him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010.

In 2000, Olson represented presidential candidate George W. Bush in the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore , effectively ending the recount of the 2000 Presidential election. Olson has argued 59 cases before the Supreme Court, prevailing in over 75% of those arguments. He is considered one of the nation’s premier appellate and United States Supreme Court advocates.

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Immigration Committees

  • Asylum Committee
    This committee focuses on focuses on humanitarian forms of relief, such as asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention against Torture, TPS, VAWA, U and T visas, humanitarian parole.

    Contact Information

    Hannah Bornstein

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    (617) 345-1000

    Amanda Ekey

    Joyce & Associates, P.C.

    (617) 523-1500

    Ani E. Ajemian

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

    (617) 348-1882

  • Business Committee
    Examine issues relating to employer representation & compliance, labor certification (PERM), immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L, TN etc.), and adjustment of status.

    Contact Information

    Prasant Desai

    Iandoli Desai & Cronin, P.C.

    (617) 482-1010

    Julie Galvin

    Schwartz Hannum PC

    (978) 623-0900

  • Family Committee
    This committee focuses on forms of relief that arise when a noncitizen is in removal proceedings; detention issues (Know Your Rights, release under bond, orders of supervision, credible fear interviews); and immigration consequences of crimes and post-conviction relief.

    Contact Information

    Melissa Bordeaux

    Law Office of Adrienne J. Vaughan, LLC

    Amy Wax

    (617) 227-1188

  • Immigration Public Service Committee
    This committee offers resources to assist BBA members to locate immigration-related pro bono opportunities in the Boston area and supports the efforts of local immigration legal services. Some of the projects we support include: asylum, KYRs to the detained population, VAWA, U and T visas, status for unaccompanied minors, TPS, and citizenship.

    Contact Information

    Jocelyn L Dyer

    Human Rights First - DC Office

    (202) 547-5692

    Anita Sharma

    PAIR Project

    (617) 742-9296

  • Removal Defense Committee
    This committee focuses on forms of relief that arise when a noncitizen is in removal proceedings; detention issues (Know Your Rights, release under bond, orders of supervision, credible fear interviews); and immigration consequences of crimes and post-conviction relief.

    Contact Information

    June Beack

    Christine A. Rodriguez

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 235-4743

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.