The Importance of Post-Conviction Relief to Non-Citizens

Event Description


This CLE is a joint presentation by the Immigration and Criminal Sections of the MSBA. Presenters will will discuss how criminal convictions impact noncitizens, from denial of applications such as residency and naturalization to deportation, and how plea withdrawal can benefit an immigration proceeding. The panel will also provide a primer on how to withdraw a guilty plea in Minnesota state court, including case law and process.

Happy Hour Registration with beer, wine, and appetizers begins at 2:45 PM.


Rachel Engebretson | Immigration Attorney, Engebretson Law

Paul Baertschi | City Prosecutor, Tallen and Baertschi

Satveer Chaudhary | Immigration/Criminal Attorney, Chaudhary Immigration Attorneys

Moderator: Ernest Wiafe | Ernest Wiafe Law, LLC

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE credits | Event Code: 292741


Immigration and/or Criminal Law Section Member: $10
MSBA Member not in either Section:  $15
Non-MSBA Member:  $20
Law Students:  Free

Remote participation via webcast is available. Please choose this option when registering online.

Deadline to register: February 25

Want more information about the Immigration Law or Criminal Law Section? 
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Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach  | 612-278-6325

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Kayla Erbach. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Glacial Lakes Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States