Jessica Jensen




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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2020)
  • Minnesota Bar (2015)
  • North Dakota Bar (2015)
  • JD (North Dakota, 2014)
  • BA criminal justice (Winnipeg, 2011)

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Jessica Jensen practises in U.S. and Canadian immigration law.

Raised in Winnipeg, Jessica began her legal career at a law firm in Minnesota, where she started as a law clerk in 2014 before becoming an associate lawyer in May 2015, focusing on family and immigration law.

Jessica practises Canadian and U.S. immigration law and maintains a Foreign Legal Consultant permit from the Law Society of Manitoba, allowing her to practise U.S. law in Manitoba.

She is a member in good standing of the Manitoba, Minnesota and North Dakota Bars, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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  • Panellist, “Advanced L-1 Intracompany Transfer Issues: Executives, Managers, and Specialized Knowledge Individuals,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Border Issues Virtual Conference (March 2022)
  • Secretary, Manitoba Bar Association Immigration Law Section Executive (2022-present)
  • Chair, AILA Canada Chapter Executive Committee (2021-2022)
  • President, Manitoba Gymnastics Association (2021-2022)
  • Vice President, Panther Gymnastics (2020-2022)
  • Audio Visual Committee Member, AILA Global Migration Section (2021-2022)
  • Committee Member, JDRF National Ride to Defeat Diabetes Event Committee
  • Vice Chair, AILA Canada Chapter Executive Committee (2020-2021)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison, Manitoba Region (2020-2021)
  • Member, American Immigration Law Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Young Lawyers Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian American Bar Association
  • Member, 14th District of Minnesota Bar Association
  • Secretary, AILA Canada Executive Committee (2019-2020)
  • Outgoing President (2019), President (2018), Vice-President (2017), Greater Grand Forks County Bar Association
  • Board Member, Northeast Central Local Rules of Court Committee (2017-2019)
  • Board Member, Northeast Central Judicial Planning Committee (2017-2019)
  • President (2018-2019), Treasurer (2017-2018), Family Law Section, State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND)
  • Co-ordinator, North Dakota/Minnesota Joint CLE (Grand Forks, 2017)
  • Co-ordinator, SBAND Annual Meeting (2016)
  • Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award (2014)