July 20, 2016 — Pepperdine Law alumnus James M. Left (JD ’94) has been named one of the fifteen immigration judges appointed nationally by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Left’s appointment is to the Immigration Court in Adelanto, California. The investiture ceremony was held on June 17 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.
From Kansas City Infozine:
James M. Left, Immigration Judge, Adelanto Immigration Court, will begin hearing cases in June 2016. Judge Left earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988 from Pacific Lutheran University and a Juris Doctor in 1994 from the Pepperdine University School of Law. From 2013 to May 2016, and previously from 2008 through 2009, Judge Left served as a senior attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). From 2009 through 2013, and previously from 2007 through 2008, Judge Left served as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in Los Angeles. From 2004 through 2007, Judge Left served as an assistant chief counsel for ICE, DHS. From 2002 through 2004, Judge Left served as an associate legal advisor for the National Security Law Division, ICE, DHS. From 1997 through 2002, Judge Left served as an assistant district counsel for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice. Judge Left is a member of the State Bar of California.
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