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Meet Stephen Manning

Stephen W Manning (smanning@ilgrp.com) is an attorney in Portland, Oregon. He is a founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC and the founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit that combines technology and litigation to create next generation activism against the mass incarceration of refugees and immigrants. He is an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Oregon. He is the recipient of the 2015 AILA Founders Award for the person who had the most impact on immigration policy, 2010 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, the 2009 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law, the 2008 Gerald R Robinson Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, a Bill & Ann Shepard Law Scholar and other awards and recognition. He is a former Commissioner for the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. He is the author of several amicus briefs, practice advisories, the author of Ending Artesia: The Artesia Report (Jan 2015) and was a presenter at the TEDxMtHood Conference on new ways to deploy legal strategies to protect refugees.  He is a past chair of the AILA Amicus Committee and a past chair of the Oregon AILA chapter. He is a member of the AILA Board of Governors (2012-2017). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Health Bridges International, a nonprofit engaged in international capacity building in medical work; a former board member of Immigration Counseling Service, a nonprofit in Oregon; and the Northwest Speak Out Project, a nonprofit engaged in community based education on sexual minorities. He was a volunteer with the AILA-AIC Artesia Pro Bono Project and is a volunteer with the CARA Pro Bono Project. He is the author of a mystery novel, Broken Spanish Bones. He is an accomplished climber, open water swimmer, and ski mountaineer. He lives with his husband, James Wilson, in Portland, Oregon in a home they designed and built.

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Meet Jennifer Rotman

Jennifer Rotman is a partner with Immigrant Law Group PC and a 2015 Super Lawyer. She graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2001 and clerked for the Honorable Jose A. Fuste in the United States District Court in Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2003. Jennifer joined ILG in 2003 and is licensed to practice law in Oregon and California. Her current practice areas include naturalization, removal defense, asylum claims, visas for crime victims, family immigration, and federal litigation.

Jennifer is an adjunct professor of immigration law at Lewis & Clark Law School (2011-Present). She currently serves as the EOIR liaison for the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  She is also an ambassador to the American Immigration Council.  In 2008, Jennifer was part of the legal team at ILG that received the Gerald H. Robinson Award for Excellence in Immigration Advocacy from the Oregon AILA Chapter. Jennifer has presented about immigration law topics to criminal defense and immigration attorneys at local and national conferences. jrotman@ilgrp.com

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Meet About Jessica Boell

Jessica Boell is a partner with Immigrant Law Group PC and a 2015 Super Lawyer. She graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2001 and was awarded a Berkeley Law Foundation one-year fellowship for 2001-2002. Jessica’s past work experience includes positions at the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, Contra Costa Public Defender’s Office and as a language teacher in Spain. Her practice specializes in removal defense, family-based immigration, federal court appeals, and assisting individuals fleeing persecution. Jessica teaches immigration law at Portland Community College. In 2008, she was part of the legal team at ILG that received the Gerald H. Robinson Award for Excellence in Immigration Advocacy from the Oregon AILA Chapter. She was selected as a Super Lawyer for Oregon in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Jessica enjoys presenting on immigration topics at local, regional and national conferences.

To contact Jessica Boell, you can send her an e-mail at:  jboell at ilgrp.com.

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Meet Shizuko Hashimoto

Shizuko Hashimoto is an Innovation Law Lab fellow at Immigrant Law Group PC. She graduated from the University Washington School of Law in 2016 after receiving the William H. Gates Public Interest Law Scholarship. Prior to attending law school, she was active as a community organizer in the immigrants’ rights, Central American solidarity, and anti-war movements in Portland. She is a first generation American and is honored to work with immigrant communities and immigrant families.

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