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The National Immigration Project Announces Sui Chung as the 2023 Recipient of the Elisabeth S. “Lisa” Brodyaga Award

Jun. 7, 2023

Each year the National Immigration Project honors one of its members doing outstanding work for immigrant rights. This year, we are thrilled to honor Sui Chung as the recipient of the 2023 Elisabeth S. "Lisa" Brodyaga Award. Sui's deep crim-imm expertise, prolonged/indefinite detention case work, pro bono service, mentorship, and more, are a shining example within our movement and reflect the spirit of Lisa Brodyaga, for whom this award is named.

About Sui Chung

Photo of Sui Chung, 2023 Lisa Brodyaga Award Recipient

Sui Chung (she/her) is a relentless champion of immigrants. She has organized large service projects, engaging members of the Bar to serve immigrant communities, including pro bono initiatives for mentally incompetent respondents, victims of crime, unaccompanied minors from the border, and detained persons in ICE custody. Her efforts have reached countless indigent respondents and she continues to impact immigration practice for thousands of advocates by demanding government engagement and accountability. She balances her private practice with a high volume of pro bono service, keeping a watchful eye for cases that raise impactful issues of regional and national importance, while still dedicating significant time to public service and organizational leadership. Sui holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and a BA and Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College. 

Please help honor this extraordinary member of our community by placing a congratulatory message in the Commemorative Program Book we are producing for the occasion and join us for a free reception to celebrate Sui during the 2023 AILA Conference on Immigration Law!

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Time: 4:30pm ET
Location: The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, FL
Meeting Room: Suwanee 1, Convention Center Mezzanine Level