Mark Silverman is a Senior Staff Attorney based in San Francisco and has been with the ILRC since 1983. Mark has collaborated with immigrant-based community groups, especially those engaged in bringing about more just immigration policies, including family unity, legalization, TPS, NACARA, and drivers’ licenses. He has conducted over 400 presentations and trainings for immigrant communities throughout California and is frequently interviewed by Spanish media. Mark has also participated as a trainer on various aspects of the law to attorneys and other legal workers. He is the author and co-author of more than ten ILRC publications on different aspects of immigration laws. Mark was also the first coordinator of the pro bono asylum program at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Mark continues to expand his repertoire of (what some people consider) jokes through disciplined study of The Daily Show and similar erudite programs.
Mark earned his law degree from the New College of Law in San Francisco. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, where he majored in social thought. Mark is admitted to the bar in California. He is fluent in Spanish.