Helping others is my passion.
Mirella Ceja-Orozco is an attorney practicing immigration law. She graduated from University of California-Davis in 2007 with degrees in Political Science and Native American Studies. While attending UC Davis, she studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico and Accra, Ghana. She also interned in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. House of Representative' Committee on Foreign Affairs. In 2009, she graduated from University of California-Berkeley with an advanced certificate in Paralegal Studies. She attended Hamline University School of Law, and graduated in May 2012.
While in law school, Mirella volunteered at Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota as the U-Visa and VAWA Certified Student Attorney. She completed over 600 volunteer hours during her law school career. In 2011, she was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Student Service Award from the Minnesota Justice Foundation and the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. Mirella was also the 2012 Hamline Latino Law Student Association Endowment recipient. She also participated in a study abroad law program with United States Chief Justice John Roberts in Florence, Italy.
Mirella currently serves on the AILA National U/T/VAWA Committee and the AILA National Law Student Outreach Committee. She is also co-chair of the MN/DAK AILA New Members Division and a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Immigration Law Division.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2013||12/17/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Volunteer of the Year||Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota||2011|
|Outstanding Service Award||Minnesota Justice Foundation||2011|
|Attorney||Steven C. Thal, P.A.||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Zimmer Law Group, LLC||2012 - 2015|
|Volunteer Student Attorney||Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota||2009 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||VAWA/T/U Committee Board Member||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Law Student Outreach Committee Board Member||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)||New Members Division Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Immigration Law Section Board Member||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Minnesota Women Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|AILA Leadership Blog||Quoted in "Benefits of Volunteering Go Beyond the Client"||2016|
|AILA Leadership Blog||Protecting the Survivors||2015|
|StarTribune||Quoted in "In Minnesota and nationally, deportations drop after release of new guidelines"||2015|
|La Prensa de Minnesota||Oportunidad de Acción Diferida para los Dreamers||2014|
|Hamline University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of California - Berkeley||Certification||2009|
|University of California - Davis||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
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