The pioneering immigration law work of the Innovation Law Lab has been recognized by The Financial Times, which has shortlisted us for its Innovative Lawyers Awards North America 2017.

Our founder and legal director, Stephen W. Manning, is one of ten finalists in the “Legal Innovator of the Year” category, which recognizes individuals who have come up with original ideas, have shown the courage to change the way legal work is done, and have had a powerful influence in their industry or wider society.

Manning’s work has been recognized in several Oregon-based publications during the last year, including Oregon Super Lawyers and Oregon Business.

“This recognition brings needed attention to the power of passion, process, and collaboration to defend the most vulnerable in our world against powerful interests that would undermine the law,” Manning stated in response to the news.

“I am hopeful this recognition will help us further scale our work,” added Interim Executive Director Sophia Tzeng.

Now in its eighth year of publication and covering the US, Canada, and Mexico, the FT North America Innovative Lawyers Report has become one of the top legal rankings in the region. Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on December 11, 2017 to be held at the New York Public Library.

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