A New Way Forward for SIJS | Petitioning the Juvenile Court for Guardianship and Special Findings for Young People Ages 18 to 21

In the 2021-2022, the Minnesota Legislature enacted Minn. Stat. § 257D.01 which expanded guardianship petitions in juvenile court to young people ages 18 to 21. One important purpose of this legislation was to provide a pathway for young people and families to obtain special findings to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in immigration proceedings. The new statute outlines a process by which the young person themself can petition the juvenile court for a form of guardianship. The speakers will describe the process and their initial experiences working with the new statute.

This CLE is approved for credit through December 9, 2024.

Alison Griffith | Attorney at Aust Schmiechen
Kara Rieke | Resource Attorney | Family at Volunteer Lawyers Network

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 477885

MSBA Members:  $29.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $64.95



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