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Leslie Karam

Leslie Karam is the managing attorney of the law firm. Her main duty is operations management while maintaining and promoting relationships with clients. Ms. Karam is responsible for keeping costs of representation down, problem solving, and advising firm attorneys and staff. Ms. Karam mentors, supervises, and reviews case assignments while ensuring the firm is in full compliance with all laws and ethical standards. As managing attorney, Ms. Karam still carries her own immigration case load, but her primary focus is that of a firm manager.

Areas of Practice Bar Admissions Education Published Works
  • Immigration and Naturalization Law
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • PERM Labor Certifications
  • Family-Based Immigration
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 1992 J.D.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, 1988 B.S., Political Science, Law Enforcement
Leslie Karam has been a featured speaker, presenter, writer, and moderator on a number of immigration topics and practice management topics, including:
  • Building a Strong Practice: Ethical Practice Management and Business Development for Immigration Practitioners, AILA 2013
  • Paralegals in a Nation of I-M-M-I-G-R-A-N-T-S, Minnesota Paralegal Associate Conference, 2014
  • Asking Good Questions & Managing Client Information [AILA national Podcast], 2013
  • The Ethics of Client Contracts, 2013 Upper Midwest AILA Immigration Conference
  • Overcoming Obstacles, Finding Solutions, Minnesota State University, Truman Wood Scholarship 2011
  • John's Values: Globalization. Native Peoples. Foundations. Compassionate Leadership. Learning. Community. MSU 2011
  • Marriage in the New Decade: Marriage Brokers, Disclosure Duties, And Numeric Limitations Imposed By IMBRA, AILA 2010
  • Changes in Family-Based Immigration Practice for the New Decade, 2010 Upper Midwest Immigration Conference
  • "Practice Pointers for Recruitment in RIRs," (Co-Author), AILA Monthly S-6, January, 1998
  • "Couples Separated By Borders," (Co-Author), 69 Hennepin Lawyer No.11, November, 2000, Reprinted at, pp. 4-23

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Mentor
  • University of St. Thomas, School of Law Mentor

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