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The MSBA's Children and the Law, Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Public Law Sections Present


"Children & Human Trafficking: Providing Legal Perspectives from Immigration, Criminal, and Child Advocates"

Join your colleagues from the Children & the Law, Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Public Law Sections for breakfast, networking and a CLE program aimed at addressing the growing presence of child and human trafficking in Minnesota.

A panel of experts from the areas of child law, criminal law and immigration law will discuss:

    • Human trafficking implications for child and adult victims
    • Federal and state laws which apply in human trafficking matters
    • Implications of human trafficking on immigration matters
    • Legal considerations when representing human traffickers and victims
    • Current trends in child and human trafficking in Minnesota and beyond

A human trafficking survivor will share her experiences as a victim of human trafficking and in the legal system.


Elise Bruner (Moderator), Aronson & Associates PA

John Fossum , Fossum Law Office LLC
John L. Fossum practices criminal defense in state and federal courts in Minnesota and served as a Criminal Justice Advisor in Afghanistan. He has experience in dealing with human trafficking issues in federal court and internationally. He will discuss the federal and state laws which apply in human trafficking matters.

Salima Khakoo , American Dream Law LLC
Ms. Khakoo will address the areas of immigration law involving human trafficking and visas for people who are victims of crime, including: refugees, non-immigrants, undocumented persons, children, domestic violence victims, sex and labor trafficking.

Linda Miller, Executive Director , Civil Society
Ms. Miller will discuss the processes used by Civil Society to assist victims of human trafficking in the context of Ms. Oriola's situation. She will also discuss the current human trafficking trends in Minnesota and issues attorneys should consider when representing victims of human trafficking.

Bukola Oriola 
Ms. Oriola is a survivor of human trafficking who was assisted by Civil Society with her legal matters. She will share an insider's perspective on human trafficking, its impact and the legal process she experienced.

1.0 hours of Elimination of Bias CLE credits applied for

1.5 hours of Standard CLE credits applied for



Date:   Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Time:    7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location:   Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the CLE program from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.


Section Members:  $10.00
MSBA Members (But Not Members of the Sponsoring Sections):  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $25.00
Government and Nonprofit Professionals:  $5.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing will be available for this program. To request teleconferencing, contact Kim Basting at or 612-278-6323.