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Ali  Saidi

Ali Saidi

Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office
Public Defender
Martinez, CA, USA


Ali Saidi currently works at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office where he serves as the county’s first Deputy Public Defender Immigration Attorney.  Mr. Saidi specializes in the intersection between immigration law and criminal law regularly provides expert assistance as well as continuing legal education trainings for public defender offices, clinics and bar associations throughout the Bay Area regarding representation of non-citizens in criminal proceedings.  He has taught Criminal Pretrial Advocacy at UC Berkeley School of Law. Ali received his B.A. from the University of California, at Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Saidi began his career at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s office as a criminal defense attorney for several years before going into private practice where he spent over a decade practicing both criminal defense and deportation defense.  Mr. Saidi has represented hundreds of individuals charged with serious crimes in California state courts and has represented non-citizens in deportation and removal proceedings in immigration court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has provided oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in several cases, including oral argument leading to the published decision in Rebilas v. Mukasey, 527 F.3d 783 (9th Cir. 2008).

Ali Saidi is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Petition for Dismissal Form, CR-180, Judicial Council of California - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
How to Use New California Law Penal Code §1473.7 to Vacate Legally Invalid Convictions, Practice Advisory, October 2016, Immigrant Legal Resource Center - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Petition to Withdraw DEJ Plea and Dismiss Charge or Charges Pen. Code §§ 1203.43; 1385 (PC §§ 1203.43(a); 1203.43(b); 1385), Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Fact Sheet on Penal Code §1203.43, Effective January 1, 2016, Immigrant Legal Resource Center - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Notice of Motion and Motion to Vacate Conviction Under California Penal Code § 1473.7; Memorandum of Points and Authorities - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Criminal Record Remedy Updates - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Monday, August 14, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Criminal Record Remedy Updates - Criminal Record Remedy Updates, Monday, August 14, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Criminal Record Remedy Updates - Criminal Record Remedy Updates, Monday, August 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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