You're receiving this CLE and Events Notice as a member of the Immigration Law and Social Security Disability Sections.


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The MSBA's Immigration Law and Social Security Disability Law Sections Present



"SSI and Non-Citizens"

Social security attorneys and immigration attorneys should be aware of how the social security regulations apply to non-citizens in order to be effective counsel. It is not true that you must be a citizen of the United States to be eligible for social security disability even if you do not have work history and are low income. Certain types of immigrants can apply for and receive social security disability and attorneys should be familiar with the social security rules and regulations for non-citizen eligibility.

Ms. Melnick will explore which types of immigrants may apply for SSI benefits and discuss the nuances surrounding the application process, immigrant status and maintaining benefits. This is a CLE that immigration attorneys should attend in order to properly advise clients and that social security attorneys should attend in order to expand and enhance their practices!


Laura Melnick  
Laura Melnick has been a legal aid attorney since 1985, starting her career in rural Minnesota and spending the last 25 years in the government benefits unit at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) in St. Paul, where she is currently a senior staff attorney. Ms. Melnick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carleton College and got her JD from the University of Colorado.

1.5 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
Event Code: 175142



Date:   Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Time:    8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

*Please note: registration and a continental breakfast will take place from 8:30-9:00 a.m.*



Immigration and SSD Section Members:  Free
Nonprofit Employees and/or Attorneys: $10.00
All Other Attendees:  $25.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please request instructions when registering online or contact Tamara Patton at on or before January25th. Instructions will be sent via email on January 28th.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336