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The MSBA Immigration Law Section Presents


"Immigration Detention and Removal, Updates and Practice Pointers for the Local Immigration Court"

The panelists will focus on current detention and removal topics for the local immigration court. The recent addition of two new local Immigration Judges has brought changes to the procedure in immigration court in both detained and non-detained cases. The CLE will discuss the need to know elements of practicing in immigration court as well as recent case law that has limited relief for clients with criminal convictions. The panelists will also focus on the current local trends in dealing with detained clients. The final 30 minutes of the CLE will be devoted to a Q&A session.


Mary E. Baquero, Esq.  has practiced in the area of Immigration Law, Criminal Law and Family as a sole practitioner since 2001. Her son, Anthony, has recently joined her firm as an associate. Mary has a large immigration practice that brings her to the immigration service and immigration court on a regular basis. She is fluent in Spanish and the majority of her clients are from Spanish speaking countries. Mary is a frequent speaker at community meetings to inform and educate attendees with issues regarding immigration. Mary is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine and received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Mary is a member of the The Florida Bar, Minnesota State Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota Federal District Court, and is also licensed to practice in Florida.

Elizabeth Holmes, Esq. has been with Karam Law since 1997. In addition to several other facets of immigration and nationality law, Elizabeth practices primarily in the areas of asylum, family-based immigration, post-conviction relief, relief from deportation, litigation before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and federal appellate work. Elizabeth holds a juris doctorate degree from the Hamline University School of Law, and bachelor's degree from Moorhead State University. Elizabeth is admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.

Kim Hunter, Esq. focuses on family-based cases, criminal removal defense, and federal district court work. Kim is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project, as well as an active volunteer with The Advocates for Human Rights. She is a frequent presenter on immigration panels at continuing legal education seminars. She was the Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer of the Year in 2008. She graduated from the University of Iowa law school and holds a B.A. from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa.

1.5 hours of Standard CLE credits applied for



Date:   Friday, November 5, 2010
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members/AILA Members:  $10.00
MSBA Members (Not Immigration Law Section Members):  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please contact Ashley Hacker at or 612-278-6305 to arrange teleconferencing

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336