General Law

How Did We Get Here? A Review of Immigration Law and the Next Phase in Immigration Law and Policy

Presenters will give a brief Immigration 101 followed by a discussion on federal policy under the current administration and how it relates to local legislation.

espinoza-berniceBernice Espinoza
Criminal Immigration Specialist
Law Office of the Public Defender

Ms. Espinoza is a Sonoma County Deputy Public Defender who specializes in those issues that arise from the intersection of criminal and immigration law (Crim Imm). Ms. Espinoza advises fellow Public Defenders on how best to represent their clients with regard to the immigration consequences of their pleas and charges while carrying a criminal defense caseload. Previously, Ms. Espinoza worked in the Riverside County Public Defender’s officer for 7 years, where she created and oversaw the Crim Imm program. Ms. Espinoza graduated with her law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall. As a student, she participated in the California Asylum Representation Clinic (CARC) providing representation at all stages of asylum application process for refugees and worked at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).

Julie Cyphers
Law Office of Julie Cyphers

Ms. Cyphers is an immigration attorney focused on providing effective immigration solutions for individuals and companies. She represents clients in cases involving a variety of matters including, temporary nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, waivers of inadmissibility, consular processing, and naturalization.

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:00 pm

Julie Cyphers, Attorney, Law Office of Julie Cyphers
Bernice Espinoza, Criminal Immigration Specialist, Law Office of the Public Defender

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $70–Public

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

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