How to Become an Immigration Attorney

Event Description

Online registration is now closed. If you would still like to join, email by 10AM on February 25.

MSBA Immigration Law Section
MSBA New Lawyers Section

Careers in immigration law are becoming increasingly popular for new law graduates and seasoned attorneys alike. But how do you navigate the world of immigration law and decide where to focus your practice? Join us to hear from a diverse panel of immigration attorneys who will share their experience becoming an immigration attorney and they journey to their current position, from in-house counsel, law school clinic, nonprofit work in rural areas, and working for the Department of Homeland Security.


Sara Karki | Staff Attorney, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Mariam Elrashidi | Assistant Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security
Laura Trosen | Assistant Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security
Linus Chan | Professor, Detainee Rights Clinic, University of Minnesota
Christopher Wendt | Legal Counsel, Mayo Clinic
Moderator: Amanda Buys | MSBA Immigration Law Section Council Member

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 342138


Free for all attendees.


*Join the Section: Now through Feb 28, 2021, members get 50% off MSBA Section memberships when they use promo code: SECTIONSAVINGS


Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: 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 the program manager. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Kayla Erbach


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Thursday, February 25, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom