Sima Alizadeh, Esq.

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Sima Alizadeh

Senior Immigration Attorney

Afghan Support Project

San Jose Center

Sima Alizadeh has committed her career to serving the low-income Middle Eastern and South Asian communities of the Bay Area and beyond. She has been working as an attorney for over 14 years, mainly in the nonprofit sector. Sima joined Pars Equality Center in 2015. She is a graduate of U.C. Hastings Law School in San Francisco, where she earned her J.D. with an emphasis on International Law. During her time at UC Hastings, Sima committed herself to helping represent battered women and marginalized communities in the Bay Area. Sima is an active member of the Oregon State Bar. She has been on the forefront of serving individuals affected by the Muslim Ban, and providing legal education in the area of travel ban waiver advocacy. Sima served as faculty for the 2018 & 2019 American Immigration Legal Association (AILA) annual conferences, as well as the & 2018 AILA CA Chapters Conference. In addition to speaking, Sima has helped cowrite two travel ban AILA practice advisories, and she regularly contributes to AILA’s Middle Eastern Interest Group (MEIG). Sima loves serving the Afghan community, and she has been managing the Pars Equality Center-Afghan Coalition Legal Clinic, where Pars provides free immigration legal services to the Afghan community on a monthly basis. Sima was born in Iran and speaks fluent Persian.