May
22

Effective Expungements – Legislative Change for Expungements

For years, individuals previously convicted of certain low-level crimes (also evictions, juvenile matters, etc.) and their attorneys have expressed legitimate concerns about the limited effects of Minnesota expungements. Under a previous and somewhat controversial decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court, district courts considering expungements only had authority to seal or destroy judicial records, leaving related records maintained by non-judicial sources open and accessible. This meant that records at police departments, business screening services, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,...

May
20

Photo of Minnesota Women Lawyers Leadership Award Ceremony

David Wilson, Wilson Law Group's Managing Attorney, accepted Minnesota Women Lawyers' Leadership Award this past Monday.  Congratulations!

May
13

Minnesota Women Lawyers Presents Leadership Award to WLG

Wilson Law Group is thrilled to announce that Minnesota Women Lawyers will be presenting WLG with its 2014 Leadership Award on May 19th.  Minnesota Women Lawyers established its Leadership Award to recognize legal employers throughout the state that strive to enhance the status, influence and effectiveness of women lawyers in their employ.

From the Award Nomination: “Wilson Law Group has been developing innovative ways to promote women in the legal profession and to facilitate a healthy work life balance for all staff members since the firm’s inception [in 2003]…Women are recruited...

May
9

WLG Accepts Excellence Award

On May 6, WLG proudly accepted a Small Business Excellence Award presented by the Small Business Administration. WLG was recognized for various reasons including our response to adversity, service to our community, growth, longevity and innovation of products and services. A big thank you to all WLG clients, past and present; without all of you, this award would not have been possible.

Apr
30

The Byron Smith Trial in Little Falls, MN

By now you have probably heard the name Byron Smith, who is currently on trial in Little Falls, Minnesota, for shooting two teenage intruders on Thanksgiving Day 2012. In Minnesota, a homeowner has the right to use deadly force against an intruder if the homeowner is reasonably in fear of being harmed. That is the central question the jurors have to answer in the case – was Mr. Smith in reasonable fear of being harmed by the two unarmed teenagers? This case sparks memories of the controversial Treyvon Martin trial last summer in Florida where the defendant, George Zimmerman, was...

Mar
14

WLG Newsletter: "Is there a Safe Plea for Non-Citizens Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution?"

Wilson Law Group published its second newsletter discussing the intersection of criminal and immigration law.  The full text is below.  A PDF version is available at 138-107-wlg-newsletter-there-safe-plea-non-citizens-charged-solicitation-prostitution.pdf

Is there a Safe Plea for Non-Citizens Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution?

February 2014

THIS POSTING IS UPDATED.  Click here to learn the latest developments.   

Happy New Year, and welcome to the latest Wilson Law Group Newsletter.  In our July 2013 issue, Wilson Law Group addressed domestic assault.  In this edition, we focus...

Mar
14

WLG Newsletter: "Domestic Assault-Fear: No Longer a Safe Plea for Non-Citizens"

WLG published a "crimmigration" newsletter in July 2013 which discussed the immigration consequences of pleading guilty to a "Domestic Assault-Fear" charge.  Below is the text in full.  A PDF version is available here: 137-105-wlg-newsletter-domestic-assault-fear-no-longer-safe-plea-non-citizens.pdf

Domestic Assault-Fear: No Longer a Safe Plea for Non-Citizens

July 2013

The attorneys at Wilson Law Group, leading practitioners of immigration law in North America, have encountered an important development affecting noncitizen defendants that has surfaced in the last few months. Specifically,...

Mar
13

Five Immigration Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know

The Hon. Alan F. Pendleton of the Anoka County District Court cites Wilson Law Group in his recent judicial training update, which discusses the intersect of criminal and immigration law.  You can read the full document here:136-104-minnesota-judicial-training-update.pdf

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