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Front Page - Friday, July 17, 2020

Immigration lawyer Lester reappointed to national position

Chattanooga immigration attorney Martin Lester will serve a second term as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Military Assistance Program. - Photo by David Laprad | Hamilton County Herald

The American Immigration Lawyers Association has appointed Chattanooga immigration attorney Martin Lester to a second term as chair of the military committee.

In this position, Lester leads the AILA’s Military Assistance Program, a nationwide pro bono service of more than 600 volunteer attorneys that provide free immigration law assistance to members of the Armed Forces and recent veterans.

In the past year, AILA MAP volunteers provided legal assistance to more than 300 servicemembers and veterans, as well as advice to military judge advocate general officers and civilian legal assistance personnel.

Lester’s immigration practice includes representation of individuals, families and businesses. He has appeared on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” and in national news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Reuters and ABC News.

Lester is also an opinion contributor to “The Hill,” including articles analyzing the immigration plans of presidential candidates.

He is listed in the 2019 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.

Source: Lester Law