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Roxana C. Bacon Appointed Chief Counsel, Citizenship and Immigration Service

Roxana Bacon, a longtime supporter and friend of Arizona Law, has accepted an appointment as Chief Counsel to the Citizenship and Immigration Service, the office in the Department of Homeland Security that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. Ms Bacon will supervise the 150+ attorneys in the office and their staff as well as participate in developing the administration’s comprehensive immigration reform proposals.

Ms Bacon was the first woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Arizona, the first woman to serve as General Counsel for both the 7,000 member American Immigration Lawyers Association and its Foundation, and the first woman lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received the 2001 Sarah Herring Sorin Award (highest award give to a woman attorney) and the 2003 State Bar Distinguished Service Award (highest award given to a Arizona State Bar member). From 2000 to 2003, she chaired the James E. Rogers College of Law Board of Visitors. In 2007, she received the ABA's Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award for her leadership and service to the profession. She endowed the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program at Arizona Law.


Posted:10/19/2009