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­­MSBA Immigration Law Section

2016-17 Annual Report

 

Section Membership
As of June 8, 2017 the Section has 211 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $3455.34 as of May 31, 2017.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 7 CLE programs in fiscal year 2016-17.

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Customs and Border Protection Tour & CLE

10/13/16

226448

1 Standard

20

Crimmigration: Recent Trends (co-sponsored with Criminal Law Section)

11/15/16

230750

2 Standard

46

3rd Annual Immigrants Among Us – Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside the U.S.

01/19/17

232806

2 Elimination of Bias

47

Tax Issues for Low Income and Undocumented Immigrants (co-sponsored with Tax Law section)

02/28/17

236608

1 Standard

26

Immigrants and Minnesota Family Law – Current Strategies in Uncertain Times

04/27/17

237131

2 Standard

68

H-2 Visa Q and A

05/25/17

237049

1 Standard

39

Practical Advice on Hot Topics in U.S. Immigration Law – 6 Months into the Trump Administration

06/29/17

240611

1.5 Standard

0.5 Ethics

50

 

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 29, 2017 and 50 people attended. The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2017 to 2018:

Courtney Ernston
Esteban Rivera
Chang Wang
Satveer Chaudhary
Mirella Ceja-Orozco
M. Graciela Gonzalez
Alison Griffith
Patricia Perez-Jenkins

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2017 to 2018:

Chair: Barbara Erlandson
Vice Chair: Marcy Harris
Treasurer: Ana Pottratz Acosta
Secretary: Matt Streff

Diversity and Inclusion
Our section has a unique benefit that many sections do not in that we have a very diverse population. Our speakers throughout our CLE’s, particularly our EOB CLE in January, which highlighted immigrant attorneys and their experience helps to expand our diversity showcase within the section.

Other Section Accomplishments
Our section increased CLE attendance from last year and we think our topics which involved many other sections were a success.

Submitted By:
Courtney Ernston, Section Chair
June 30, 2017