Volunteer of the Month, March 2010- Salima Khakoo
A big thank you this month to a volunteer who is not officially a CLC volunteer. Last month, when one of CLC’s volunteer attorneys discovered they needed some help with a client’s immigration issues, Salima Khakoo stepped in to help the client with the special juvenile immigrant visa process. Salima is the managing partner of American Dream Law LLC which is a full service law firm dedicated to employment and family based immigration services. American Dream Law’s mission is to provide affordable immigration services with a focus on high quality, efficiency and with full access to an experienced immigration attorney. Salima Khakoo is a licensed attorney with a focus on employment and family based immigration. As the managing attorney of American Dream Law, she has several years of experience in the field of immigration law. Salima Khakoo understands the unique needs of immigrants since she is also an immigrant to the United States. East African by birth and South Asian by ethnicity, Salima Khakoo is well versed in both cultures and speaks several languages. Raised in New York City, she received her Bachelors Degree with honors at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Ms Khakoo attended the prestigious Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota where she received a Masters of Arts in Public Affairs. After several years of legislative and public policy work, she attended Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota where she graduated with honors (Cum Laude). Ms Khakoo is actively involved in non-profit and community advocacy and is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law.