Meet an Immigration Attorney

Guest speaker: Mirella Ceja-Orozco, Co- Executive Director, Minnesota Freedom Fund

Date & Time:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:25 PM


MSL 244

Join the Immigration Law Society for lunch and have the opportunity to hear from a local immigration advocate, Mirella Ceja-Orozco. Ms. Ceja-Orozco will present on topics such as the current immigration courts and issues related to bail reform and policy. "Prior to her role as the Minnesota Freedom Fund's co-executive director, Mirella Ceja-Orozco served as a fierce and dedicated advocate of immigrants' rights. She has dedicated her legal career to helping people navigate the complicated world of immigration law after experiencing its complexities and witnessing its devastating impact on her own family. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mirella moved to the Twin Cities for law school and earned her law degree in 2012 from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. While in law school, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy, with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. She has bachelor's degrees in political science and Native American studies from UC Davis, as well as paralegal certification from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the Minnesota Freedom Fund, she was a staff attorney at the Ojala Barbour Law Firm in St. Paul. Currently, she is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School's Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, where she helps students protect and expand immigrants' rights through lawsuits. Mirella is the 2021 Super Lawyer Rising Star recipient and 2020 Mitchell Hamline Alumni Award recipient. She is the vice chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Minnesota/Dakotas chapter. She was a Minnesota Freedom Fund board member from 2019-2021.

Please contact Liz Eckholm, President of ILS, with any questions or concerns about the event.

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