Saturday, March 17, 2012

EOIR Announces New Chief Administrative Hearing Officer

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has announced that Director Juan P. Osuna has appointed Robin M. Stutman as the new Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (CAHO), effective Mar. 26, 2012.  Stutman has served as the agency’s general counsel since August 2009.  Juan Carlos Hunt, deputy general counsel, will serve as the agency’s acting general counsel.

 Stutman was appointed as General Counsel in August 2009. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1978 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a juris doctorate in 1982 from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. From 1987 to August 2009, Stutman served in the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice (DOJ), as a special litigation counsel, supervisory attorney, and senior trial attorney. From 1986 to 1987, she was in private practice. From 1982 to 1986, Stutman worked as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch, Civil Division, DOJ, entering on duty through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. From January to May 1981, she served as an intern to the Honorable Joyce Hens Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Stutman is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

The Office of the CAHO is responsible for the general supervision and management of Administrative Law Judges who preside at hearings mandated by the employer sanctions, anti-discrimination and document fraud provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


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