In Memoriam

In Memory of John (“Jack”) E. English

AILA remembers John (“Jack”) E. English. Jack was a wonderful, decent, caring person and a great friend to many. He was also a founding member of the Michigan AILA Chapter. Remembrance by Michael P. Nowlan
AILA Doc. No. 18012634

Bob Heiserman: A Consummate Gentleman

AILA mourns the loss of Bob Heiserman. We should celebrate Bob's life and feel lucky that we could share it with him. Bob, we love you, we will miss you, and treasure our memories. Remembrance by Sam Myers.
AILA Doc. No. 18011800

Peter Ferrara: A Tribute to My Father

Sole practitioner and AILA member, Victoria Ferrara, pays tribute to her father, Peter Ferrara, an immigration attorney who immigrated from Sicily, Italy 100 years ago this month.
AILA Doc. No. 17110961

Juan Osuna: A Life Well-Lived But Cut Too Short

Death felled a giant of immigration law and policy last week when Juan P. Osuna, age 54, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack. Remembrance by Stephen Yale-Loehr.
AILA Doc. No. 17082230

Juan P. Osuna: A Remembrance

AILA mourns the passing of Juan P. Osuna, former Executive Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
AILA Doc. No. 17081700

Joseph E. Ching: A Remembrance

AILA mourns the loss of Joseph Eugene Ching, principal of the New Orleans-based Ching Law Firm and long-time AILA member. Remembrance by Steven Ladik.
AILA Doc. No. 17070340

Jules Coven: A Remembrance

AILA mourns the loss of Jules Coven. Remembrance by Matthew L. Guadagno and Kerry Bretz.
AILA Doc. No. 17010331

Stanley Mailman: A Remembrance

AILA mourns the loss of Stanley Mailman. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 11:00 am at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel in New York City. Remembrance by Stephen Yale-Loehr.
AILA Doc. No. 16120502

In Memory of Julie C. Ferguson

AILA mourns the loss of Julie C. Ferguson. Remembrance drafted by Meredith K. Stewart and Tammy Fox-Isicoff.
AILA Doc. No. 16051699

In Memory of Elizabeth Gervais-Gruen

AILA mourns the loss of Elizabeth Gervais-Gruen. Remembrance by Jack Pinnix.
AILA Doc. No. 15071012

Richard M. Ginsburg: A Memoriam

AILA mourns the loss of Dick Ginsburg. Remembrance by Philip Hornik.
AILA Doc. No. 15030663

Tribute to Leon Rosen

AILA mourns the loss of Leon Rosen, who served as AILA National President between 1972-1973, and passed away on January 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 90. Remembrance by Leon Wildes.
AILA Doc. No. 15021045

A Remembrance: Roberta Freedman

AILA mourns the loss of Roberta Freedman who passed away November 2, 2014.
AILA Doc. No. 14110742

Cornelius D. Scully III: A Memorial

AILA mourns the loss of Dick Scully. Remembrance by Dale Schwartz, AILA Past President.
AILA Doc. No. 14013142

Mourning the Loss of William H. Dance

AILA mourns the loss of Bill Dance. Remembrance by Dave Paruch.
AILA Doc. No. 14012240

AILA Mourns the Loss of Grace Hoppin: Fierce Legal Intellect, Tireless and Generous Mentor

AILA mourns the loss of Grace Hoppin. Remembrance by Warren Leiden.
AILA Doc. No. 13101665

Edward Gudeon – My Memories of Ed (Updated 7/29/13)

AILA mourns the loss of Edward Gudeon. Remembrances by Ted Ruthizer and Gary Endelman.
AILA Doc. No. 13072659

Carmen A. DiPlacido – Brilliant, Kind, and Generous

AILA mourns the loss of Carmen DiPlacido, a thoughtful mentor, a generous volunteer, and a dear friend. Remembrance by Denise Hammond and Jonathan Ginsburg.
AILA Doc. No. 13020451

Jackson Chaney – A Remembrance of an Extraordinary Mentor

AILA mourns the loss of Jackson Chaney, 2006 Sam Williamson Mentor Award. Remembrance by Leslie A. Holman, AILA First Vice President.
AILA Doc. No. 12081343

AILA Mourns the Passing of Zada Edgar Soto

A remembrance of Zada Edgar Soto, by Gloria Goldman.
AILA Doc. No. 12050148

Nathan T. Notkin – “Dean of Immigration Law”

Remembering Nate Notkin, who passed away March 13, 2012.
AILA Doc. No. 12031560

Donald Freiberg--A Remembrance

AILA mourns the loss of Donald Freiberg, past chair of the AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter. Remembrance courtesy of Randall Caudle.
AILA Doc. No. 11101164

Matthew Baxter: Remembered Fondly

AILA mourns the loss of Matthew Baxter, past AILA Philadelphia Chapter Chair and tireless immigration advocate, volunteer, and mentor. Remembrance courtesy of William Stock, Joe Hohenstein, and Judi Bernstein-Baker. AILA Doc. No. 11091860.
AILA Doc. No. 11091860

Benjamin Gim: A Great Life Remembered

AILA mourns the loss of Benjamin Gim, past president and recipient of the 1982 Jack Wasserman and 1994 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Awards. Remembrance courtesy of Arnold Kawano.
AILA Doc. No. 10012662

Robert P. Wiemann, AAO Chief, Dies

Robert P. Wiemann, AAO Chief, has died.
AILA Doc. No. 08111261

The Immigration Bar Loses Another Giant: Mas Yonemura

AILA member Robert Baizer remembers his former law partner, Mas Yonemura, who passed away on 7/23/08 at age 92.
AILA Doc. No. 08072363

AILA Mourns Another Deep Loss - Stephen Fischel

The immigration world loses another of its lions, as Stephen Fischel dies at age 59.
AILA Doc. No. 08070160

A Loss to the Immigration Bar: Joe Vail

In remembrance of our colleague and friend, Joe Vail.
AILA Doc. No. 08061708

Ira Gollobin: Visionary Architect of Change

In remembrance of Ira Gollobin - author, successful litigator, architect of change.
AILA Doc. No. 08052863

In Gratitude—Michael Maggio, 1947–2008

In remembrance of Michael Maggio, 1947-2008. AILA Doc. No. 08052966.
AILA Doc. No. 08052966

Arthur Helton – An Appreciation

The life and work of our friend, member and role model, Arthur Helton, is remembered.
AILA Doc. No. 03082140

Maurice A. Roberts, 1910-2001

Maurice A. Roberts, former Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), died on November 2, 2001, at the age of 91.
AILA Doc. No. 01110531