2 Programs with Karima Masri, Esq.

Karima Masri, Esq. was born in 1985 in California to parents from Pakistan and Mexico. Karima's multicultural background fuels her passion for human rights and inspired her to pursue a career in immigration and international law.

Karima studied at Arizona State University and graduated with dual bachelor degrees in Global Studies and Psychology in 2009. While pursuing her undergraduate degrees she was a member of Omega Phi Alpha, a national community service sorority. She also performed volunteer service for non-profit organizations including UNICEF, Ronald McDonald House, Crisis Nursery, Project Cure, and Invisible Children. In 2008 Karima interned with Oxfam Intermòn, a non-governmental organization, in Valencia, Spain. There she worked in the organization's fair trade store in the co-finance department. Additionally, she corresponded with Spanish counties in collecting data for the yearly-published book La Realidad de la Ayuda.

After these important experiences abroad, Karima decided to go to law school to study international law. While in law school, Karima interned with the Immigration Program at the Employee Rights Center and Casa Cornelia's Asylum Program. She worked on asylum cases for clients from Somalia, Ethiopia, Mexico, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Guatemala. Then in 2012, Karima traveled to Vienna, Austria to intern with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section. There she researched human trafficking cases from various countries. Karima also contributed to legal work on topics ranging from the element of consent in the Trafficking in Persons Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, victim protection provisions in the United Arab Emirates, and the newly-enacted Mexican trafficking law.

While in law school, Karima was vice-president of the Immigration Law Students Association, community liaison for the South Asian Law Students Association and an active member of La Raza Law Student Associations. Karima received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2013.

Karima is a native Spanish-speaker. She is also fluent in French after studying the language for several years in school. Karima is in good standing and is licensed to practice law in the Supreme Court of California, the Southern District of California, and the Federal District Court.

2017 - New Lawyer Bundle

Published by San Diego County Bar Association

This bundle includes the following programs:
  • Nuts & Bolts Series: ADR Law Basics (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
  • Nuts & Bolts Series: Bankruptcy Law Basics (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
  • Nuts & Bolts Series: Filing a Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Application (Green Card) with the Immigration Service (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
  • Nuts & Bolts Series: International M&A - Purchasing Shares in a Foreign Corporation (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
  • Nuts & Bolts Series: Reaching Common Ground - Working with Opposing Counsel to Resolve Employer/Employee Disputes (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
  • Nuts & Bolts Series: PAGA – Overview of Procedural Issues and Recent Developments (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
  • Nuts & Bolts Series: Residential Property Purchase and Sale 101 (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
  • Fifth Annual Beer and Wine Law Update (1.5 General Participatory Credits)
  • Opening Your Practice: The Decision and Plan (1.5 General Participatory Credits)
  • Opening Your Practice: Client Communications: Engagement Letters, Fee Agreements, Billing Statements, etc. (1.0 Legal Ethics and 0.5 General Participatory Credits)
  • Fundamentals of Family Law: Practical Tips for Practicing in San Diego (3.25 General Participatory Credits & 1.0 Legal Ethics Participatory Credit)
  • Effective Legal Writing - A Judicial & Professorial Perspective (1.0 General Participatory Credit)
  • Laying the Foundation (2.0 General Participatory Credits)
  • Cybersecurity for the Legal Professional (.75 General Participatory Credit and .25 Legal Ethics Participatory Credit)
  • Anxiety and Stress Management in A Challenging Profession (1.0 Competency Participatory Credit)

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