Armand Gonzales, Legal Clerk, is pursuing a second career after retiring from the State of California. His legal education has progressed over three years attending Lincoln Law School and is now receiving practical experience in the application and process of law, as well as law office structure and function. Armand is choosing to focus his nascent legal career on Immigration Law, now pursuing a certificate in Immigrant Advocacy from Villanova University. Previously employed as a Special Advisor with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Armand's expertise traversed the environmental landscape from the conservation and management of California's rare native species and habitats to the legal frameworks surrounding environmental protection, permitting, climate science, and renewable energy. Armand received a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Sacramento, in Biological Conservation; and a Master of Science Degree from Humboldt State University, in Natural Resources-Wildlife Managment. Armand is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and PADI Divemaster. Member: American Bar Association (Sections on Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law; Civil Rights and Social Justice; Environment, Energy, and Resources; Tax, State and Local Tax; Member: California Lawyers Association (Section on Real Property Law; International, and Immigration Law; and International Energy and Environmental Law).