Introducing CCCBA’s New Immigration Section

Introducing CCCBA’s New Immigration Section

Immigration law is here to stay. According to the Migration Policy Institute, in 2013, more than 40 million immigrants lived in the United States and it is estimated that one in five of the world’s international immigrants choose the U.S. as their final destination.

A group of local immigration attorneys has recently formed an immigration law section within the CCCBA to support the work of Contra Costa’s immigration attorneys and promote the best possible immigration services in our county and beyond.

The section will provide continuing education, training and mentoring for immigration attorneys. It will also inform attorneys practicing in other areas of the law of the overlap between immigration law and their areas of practice, e.g., employment, juvenile, family, criminal, business and estate planning and probate.

The section will work to promote events and programs that make immigration law accessible to those who need it.

Dues will be $25 per year. The next section meeting will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016, at noon at the CCCBA office. At this meeting, the bylaws will be finalized and the calendar for the year will be set.

For more information about CCCBA’s new Immigration Section, contact Section Chair Flavio Carvalho at or (415) 448-6529. To join the section, either log into your CCCBA profile or contact Jenny Comages, Membership Coordinator, at or (925) 370-2543.

Immigration Section Board

  • Chair: Flavio Carvalho
  • Vice-Chair: Peggy Bristol
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Jon Ishibashi
  • At-Large: Marco Garzon
  • At-Large: Spojmie Nasiri

CCCBA holds monthly immigration workshops at local libraries. If you are interested in volunteering for one of the workshops, contact Anne Wolf, Education & Programs Coordinator, at or (925) 370-2540.