Family law attorney to discuss complexities, myths of immigration laws

By UW-Barron County

The topic of immigration, and its related laws, receives much media attention. In a May 3 presentation at UW-Barron County, attorney Karina O’Brien will discuss the complexities of current immigration laws, recent changes to these laws and how the changes could affect our neighbors and friends. Her talk is part of the university’s Thursdays @ the U Performance and Lecture Series and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Ritzinger 234). In addition to providing a general overview of immigration laws, including different types of visas and the various agencies involved, O’Brien will discuss myths associated with immigration legislation.

O’Brien is the Deputy Family Court Commissioner in Trempealeau County and an associate attorney with the law firm of Kostner, Koslo & Brovold, LLC. She specializes in general civil practice, including family law, guardianships, estate planning, real estate transactions, probate, mortgage foreclosures, collections and immigration law. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The Thursdays @ the U series is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation. UW-BC is located at 1800 College Dr., Rice Lake. For more information, call the campus at 715-234-8176.


Brian Becker