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Linda Tam

Title: Director, Immigration Practice
Tel: 510-548-4040
Fax: 510-548-2566
Email Address: ltam@ebclc.org

Linda Tam joined the East Bay Community Law Center in 2003 to develop an immigration specialty within the Health practice for people living with HIV/AIDS. The practice now serves people living with HIV/AIDS and the families of sick children at Children's Hospital Oakland. She represents and counsels clients in matters including political asylum, U visas, VAWA, adjustment of status, waivers, deportation defense, immigration effects of criminal convictions, naturalization, and public benefits eligibility.

She is a contributor on immigration law to "AIDS and the Law," the leading treatise on HIV legal issues. She was awarded the 2009 Legal Services Award by the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club.

Ms. Tam is a graduate of Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) where she served on the Asian Law Journal, was recruitment co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and interned in the International Human Rights Law Clinic.

Education:

B.A., Yale University (1996)
J.D., UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (2000)

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