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Avantika Shastri

Avantika Shastri

Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
Legal Director, San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative
San Francisco, CA, USA


Avantika Shastri is the Legal Director for the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC).  She oversees and coordinates the legal representation provided by the 15 partner organizations in the Collaborative, who together defend individuals, families, and children with removal cases in the San Francisco Immigration Court.  Avantika is also the Senior Supervising Attorney of the Immigrant Legal Defense Program at the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco. Previously, Avantika was in private practice for over ten years at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP in San Francisco, where she represented immigrants before the immigration agencies and federal courts. She specialized in removal defense, complex motions to reopen, appellate litigation, and the immigration consequences of crimes. Avantika received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Avantika Shastri is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment A Review of ICE Enforcement Priorities, Current Advocacy in Northern California, and Practical Tips for Responding Quickly to an ICE Enforcement Action - What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know to be an Emergency Responder to ICE Enforcement Actions, Friday, May 12, 2017
Defending Against Different Kinds of Removal Procedures - What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know to be an Emergency Responder to ICE Enforcement Actions, Friday, May 12, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio A Review of ICE Enforcement Priorities, Current Advocacy in Northern California, and Practical Tips for Responding Quickly to an ICE Enforcement Action - A Review of ICE Enforcement Priorities, Current Advocacy in Northern California, and Practical Tips for Responding Quickly to an ICE Enforcement Action, Friday, May 12, 2017
Defending Against Different Kinds of Removal Procedures - Defending Against Different Kinds of Removal Procedures, Friday, May 12, 2017
Under Pressure: Representing Clients in Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews in the Trump Era (FREE) - Under Pressure: Representing Clients in Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews in the Trump Era , Thursday, December 21, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Defending Against Different Kinds of Removal Procedures - Defending Against Different Kinds of Removal Procedures, Friday, May 12, 2017
A Review of ICE Enforcement Priorities, Current Advocacy in Northern California, and Practical Tips for Responding Quickly to an ICE Enforcement Action - A Review of ICE Enforcement Priorities, Current Advocacy in Northern California, and Practical Tips for Responding Quickly to an ICE Enforcement Action, Friday, May 12, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg A Review of ICE Enforcement Priorities, Current Advocacy in Northern California, and Practical Tips for Responding Quickly to an ICE Enforcement Action - A Review of ICE Enforcement Priorities, Current Advocacy in Northern California, and Practical Tips for Responding Quickly to an ICE Enforcement Action, Friday, May 12, 2017
Defending Against Different Kinds of Removal Procedures - Defending Against Different Kinds of Removal Procedures, Friday, May 12, 2017
Under Pressure: Representing Clients in Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews in the Trump Era - Under Pressure: Representing Clients in Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews in the Trump Era , Thursday, December 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know to be an Emergency Responder to ICE Enforcement Actions, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Motions to Suppress and to Terminate Removal Proceedings: Litigating Fourth Amendment Violations in Immigration Court, Tuesday, June 06, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Under Pressure: Representing Clients in Reasonable Fear and Credible Fear Interviews in the Trump Era, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Reopening Cases for Justice: Basic Rules and Advanced Strategies for Motions to Reopen in Immigration Cases, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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