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Performing in Canada: Helping Clients With Colorful Pasts Cross The Border To Work

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: The Club Room / Red Stag Supper Club  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

Deadline to Register:  April 18, 2017

Whether by land, sea, or air, U.S. citizens with prior DWIs and other convictions are inadmissible to Canada.  Learn about available solutions to overcome this hurdle, without jumping a wall!  Join Attorney Satveer S. Chaudhary and the Art and Entertainment Section for a unique discussion on border issues with our Canadian neighbors in these changing times.

Why attend?

Attorneys with artist/entertainer clients have inevitably encountered the problem of entering Canada with prior convictions, or even pending charges, sometimes resulting in lost work opportunities and cancelled appearances.  This CLE will separate myth from fact so attorneys can help their clients find the best solutions.

Who may attend?

Members of the MSBA, law students, the public.


Attorney Satveer S. Chaudhary has practiced immigration and criminal defense law for the last 17 years with a primary client base of noncitizens.  As an avid hunter and angler, as well, he first developed this niche practice with Canadian associates to assist fellow sportsmen and women traveling to Canada.  The practice has since spread to many Americans in need, including artists, entertainers, athletes, doctors, truckers, pilots, and businesspeople. 

He has also presented at seminars to Canadian lodges and resorts regarding border entry impacts of criminal convictions, and written numerous articles on a variety of immigration topics.  With his Canadian associates, his firm has helped numerous Americans overcome their inadmissibility to Canada.

From 1997-2011, he served as a Minnesota State Senator, and member of Minnesota House of Representatives, sitting on Judiciary committees for most of his tenure.   
He has taught criminal law and immigration at William Mitchell College of Law, and presented CLE's on immigration consequences of criminal convictions. 

Vice Chair: Daniel  Boen, attorney at The Boen Law Office. Dan will give brief introductory remarks and update attendees on Arts & Entertainment section programming development and collaboration.

Join us for a happy hour and mixer following the CLE.

CLE Credit: 

1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 238502


Art & Entertainment Law Section:  Free
MSBA Member but not a member of the Art & Entertainment Law Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students:  Free

Join the Art & Entertainment Law Section:  $28.00
MSBA members who are not members of the Art & Entertainment Law Section can join the section & attend this event for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Tram Nguyen  to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is not available.

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Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen  | 612-278-6316

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Tram Nguyen at or 612-278-6316. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this meeting.

No sessions have been associated with this event.