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Ali  Saidi

Ali Saidi

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


Ali Saidi is an attorney with the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office where he serves as the county’s first Deputy Public Defender Immigration Attorney and as the Director of Stand Together Contra Costa, the county’s new rapid response and immigration due process program.  Mr. Saidi specializes in the intersection between immigration law and criminal law.  He provides continuing legal education trainings as well as expert technical assistance for public defender offices, clinics and bar associations throughout the Bay Area regarding representation of immigrants in criminal proceedings.

Mr. Saidi received his B.A. from the University of California, at Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.  He began his legal career at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s office as a criminal defense attorney for several years and then went into private practice for 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 immigrants in deportation and removal proceedings in immigration court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Saidi formerly taught Criminal Pretrial Advocacy at UC Berkeley School of Law.  Mr. Saidi returned to the public sector in 2015 to establish the immigration unit at the Office of the Public Defender for Contra Costa County.

Ali Saidi is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
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
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
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
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
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2018 (Free), Friday, August 10, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2018 (Free), Friday, August 10, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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