Yemaya Hanna Receives Special Recognition as a Recent Law School Graduate by Minnesota Justice Foundation
October 4, 2022
Maslon is pleased to announce that estate planning attorney Yemaya Hanna was honored at the Minnesota Justice Foundation's 2022 Annual Awards Celebration for her impactful volunteer and pro bono work as a University of Minnesota Law School student.
Before graduating in May 2022, Yemaya served as student director of the law school's Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, working diligently for more than two years with a small team that successfully secured asylum for a Guinean woman who fled persecution in her home country for her religious beliefs, women’s rights advocacy, and public health work. Yemaya also represented immigrants at the Texas-Mexican border as part of the school's Asylum Law Project for 1L students, and she worked on behalf of an asylum client referred by the Advocates for Human Rights during her term as a Summer Associate at Maslon.
To learn more , go to: Minnesota Justice Foundation: 2022 Annual Awards Celebration
At Maslon, Yemaya works with clients to help them achieve their wealth management and legacy goals. She understands the importance of listening carefully to clients’ concerns regarding their financial future, business succession, and family needs.
Yemaya brings skilled leadership and compassion to her practice honed through the many roles she held as a law student, which included serving as co-president of the Black Law Students Association; as vice president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Student Affiliate; and as Diversity Committee admissions ambassador. She also served as a coach in the UPLIFT Legal Institute for Teens, a mock trial program founded by Maslon for underserved middle school students.