About Us

SAHREEN MANZAR

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Attorney Sahreen Manzar practices in the areas of immigration and family law. She graduated from York University, Toronto, Canada with a Double Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science & Law and Society. She attended the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and graduated on the Dean’s list. She also received Witkin award for ‘Youth Law’ and awards for ‘International Human Rights’ and ‘International Economic Law’. Ms. Manzar is a Specialist in Immigration Legal Specialist certified by the State Bar of California. Ms. Manzar has been serving as the Legal Director of Immigrants’ Rights (IRC-CAIR SV) at Council of American Islamic Relations- Sacramento Valley since 2017. She has been practicing Immigration & Family Law since December of 2013 as an Associate at Crimmigration Inc., A Professional Law Corporation and has also served as a Staff Counsel for My Sister’s House (shelter for victims of domestic violence). She has had the honour to serve IRC-CAIR SV since its inception in November of 2017 and has played a major role in raising the centre to becoming a full fledge legal clinic for underprivileged clients as IRC-SV offers pro-bono services to most of its clientele. As a Legal Director at IRC-SV, Ms. Manzar has rendered consultation to more than 450 clients and filed over 200 petitions with USCIS and represented clients in removal proceedings at EOIR courts. Ms. Manzar gained valuable experience as a Certified Student Attorney working under the direct supervision of Attorney Blake Nordahl at Community Legal Services of McGeorge School of Law, Immigration Clinic. She realized the importance of being culturally competent and bilingual in the legal profession. Thereafter, she decided to practice immigration law and utilize her multilingual and cultural competency skills for the benefit of immigrant clients. In addition to being an attorney she is also a statutorily defined domestic violence counselor therefore she passionately represents victims of domestic violence and abuse. She truly believes that legal profession is noble because it requires the professional to respond to human needs; therefore she employs her legal, multilingual and cultural competency skills to represent her clients zealously.

  • Specialist in Immigration Legal Specialist certified by the State Bar of California, 2019.

  • B.A., York University, Toronto, Canada.

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Sameera Sana Ali

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Attorney Sameera Sana practices in the areas of criminal defense, immigration and family law. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Cultures. She attended the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and graduated with distinction. She also received a concentration in Criminal Justice and was a finalist in the second year oral argument competition.

Attorney Sameera Sana has always been passionate about giving back to the community. Having worked at numerous public defender offices across California including, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Sacramento and Yolo County, she helped ensure that every individual is treated fairly through the criminal justice system. She has handled over two hundred misdemeanor cases and conducted jury trials. She has successfully obtained acquittals for her clients, after trial and has been able to get pre-trial dismissals. Now she is excited about providing her clients with the best representation and helping them work through the legal system.

  • B.A. and B.S, University of California, Irvine

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law