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Casey Schultz Bruning

Programs: Refugee and Immigrant

Casey Schultz Bruning is a Staff Attorney with The Advocates for Human Rights' Refugee & Immigrant Program. In this role, she supports pro bono attorneys handling cases through the Afghan Legal Clinic and pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers before the asylum office. Casey also handles a caseload of Afghan and other affirmative asylum cases.

Casey has experience representing clients in affirmative and removal proceedings, appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, and federal habeas corpus proceedings. Prior to joining The Advocates, Casey was a staff attorney with a refugee resettlement agency where she represented Afghan clients in applications for asylum, special immigrant visas, and related immigration benefits. She has worked in a variety of capacities with other non-profit and private organizations, including clerking for the Executive Office for Immigration Review's Immigration Court in Minnesota as well as Minnesota state court judges. Before coming on as a Staff Attorney, Casey volunteered with The Advocates for many years, working with both the Refugee & Immigrant Program and Women's Human Rights Program.

Casey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she was a member of the University of St. Thomas Law Journal and the public service board.