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posted: 9/27/2019 1:00 AM

Jacobson named to ABA advisory committee

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Michelle Jacobson, a Chicago-based partner with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, has been appointed to the advisory committee of the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration.

Jacobson was named to the appointment-only 10-person committee for the second consecutive year by ABA President Judy Perry Martinez.

The advisory committee provides counsel to the Commission in its efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States, develop and implement immigration-related policy for the ABA, and advocate for changes in the law when necessary. It also provides continuing education to the bar and the public and creates and assists in the operation of pro bono programs to assist vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations.

In addition to her efforts on the ABA Immigration Commission, Jacobson assists with asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) cases through the National Immigrant Justice Center.