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Immigration Law: What Now? JFK University // Pleasant Hill

Immigration Law: What Now? JFK University // Pleasant Hill

CCCBA and JFK University are sponsoring
Immigration Law: What Now?
Saturday, February 25, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


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Flavio Carvalho, Esq.
Helen Lawrence, Esq.
Marco Garzon, Esq.
Rafael S. Climaco, Esq.

The Immigration Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the John F. Kennedy University College of Law, the JFKU Undergraduate Success Center and the JFKU Office of Diversity invite our community to attend an immigration law presentation.

A panel of distinguished immigration law attorneys will discuss:

What relevant changes have immigration laws undergone in recent history?
What are some possible changes in immigration law based on bills recently introduced?
What are the take-aways from Trump’s 3 EO’s on immigration?
What rights do undocumented people have in their homes and on the street if immigration shows up?
What rights and defenses do individuals have, once removal or deportation proceedings begin?


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  • image: JFK University is a proud sponsor of the 19th Annual Hispanic Business Salute for Northern California. Pictured here are JFK University Chief of Staff Dr. Judy Castro and Outreach Advisor Hilario Garcia talking about the programs offered at the University.



Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided

Location: John F. Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Room S209, Pleasant Hill

Cost: FREE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Adults only. Please RSVP. Max. attendance: 100



Moderator: Flavio Carvalho (Flavio Carvalho Law) practices Immigration and Family Law.He represents clients throughout the Bay Area. He has an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and a J.D. from JFK University. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen but native of Brazil, so his experience with immigration is personal. He chairs the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section and is a Fellow of the ABA Family Section and member of the ABA Diversity Committee.

Marco Garzon is a partner at Argumedo Garzon Law Group. In this capacity, he represents the firm’s diverse client base in numerous areas of immigration law, including removal and deportation defense, asylum, family-based immigration and other immigration matters. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2009. Mr. Garzon is fluent in Spanish and English, and is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is a board member of the Immigration Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.

Helen Lawrence has an Oakland-based immigration law practice dedicated to providing direct representation and legal services to individuals before immigration courts and agencies. Her practice focuses on the representation of children, youth and young adults. She is also a part-time staff attorney at Legal Services for Children where she represents detained unaccompanied children. She has volunteered and led volunteer trips to family detention centers in Texas and New Mexico, frequently. Helen is one of AILA Norcal DMV liaisons. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Helen is an adjunct in the John F. Kennedy University College of Law teaching Immigration Law. She is inspired by immigrants’ contributions, strength and resilience.

Rafael “Ace” S. Climaco is admitted to practice law in California, the United States Federal Court Northern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His main area of practice is immigration law. Super Lawyers magazine named Rafael to its 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Rising Stars list for Northern California. He is an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University, in the undergraduate Legal Studies program where he teaches Immigration Law. He was President of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) from 2008-2009, after serving as Secretary for two years, and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. For his legal work in the community, he was awarded the Minority Bar Coalition’s Unity Award in 2009, and has been honored by the California State Assembly and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Rafael received his B.A. from UCLA and his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. While at UCLA, Ace was co-founder and director of the Pilipino Undergraduate Law Student Association (PULSA). At the University of San Francisco School of Law, he received a Law Faculty Scholarship and the Douglas M. Raskin Memorial Scholarship. After his first year of law school, he was chosen to participate in a summer exchange program to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Date: 02/25/2017
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100 Ellinwood Way Room S209
Pleasant Hill CA 94523, CA United States

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