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Date(s) - 07/19/2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Nilan Johnson Lewis, P.A.


The Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Region XI, Volunteers Lawyers Network and The Advocates for Human Rights, in partnership, host:

The Border is Here: Timely Opportunities for Legal Volunteers in Minnesota Session One—No Immigration Experience Necessary!

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Presenters:    Michele Garnett McKenzie
Colleen Beebe Purisaca
Michelle Rivero
Alison Griffith

Description:  There is a crisis in our land. There is a groundswell of volunteers wanting to help.  The need to address the crisis is not limited to the border. There is a lot for legal volunteers to do in Minnesota—and you don’t need to be an immigration lawyer to help. Are you a lawyer without immigration experience wondering where you fit in? This is the CLE for you. 

Topics Covered:

  • Putting the crisis into context: the unaccompanied minor waves beginning in 2014 and the current border surge of parents and children. What is the Minnesota connection to these surges?
  • What’s happening with immigration enforcement and detention in Minnesota.
  • What organizations are working on these issues in Minnesota and what are their volunteer needs
  • How non-immigration lawyers and other legal professionals can help

Note: This CLE will not address current travel ban issues.

Cost: FREE

1.5 CLE Standard Credits will be applied for.

This event is also co-sponsored by American Immigration Lawyers Association-MN/Dakotas Chapter.