The American Bar Association wrapped up its annual meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, with the ABA’s House of Delegates notably adopting six immigration policy positions, including proposed changes to make the nation’s immigration judicial process operate more like Article I courts.

Before the organization skipped town, newly sworn-in ABA president Judy Perry Martinez sat down with to talk about the organization’s priorities for the next year. In one possible indicator of those priorities, Martinez, who is of counsel at Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn in New Orleans and a former in-house lawyer at Northrop Grumman Corp., plans to visit the ABA’s South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, or ProBAR, in the coming weeks. The following has been edited for length and clarity.

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