Solano County Public Defender
Law Clerk, 2012 - 2013
Law Clerk in the Felony Unit of Solano County PD, Vallejo office.
Recent projects include:
-preparing a statement in mitigation of sentence
-drafting a motion to dismiss (PC 995)
-drafted a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel.
-conducting a probation violation hearing
-conducting advisement and waiver of rights for clients accepting plea bargains.
-interviewing clients both in and out of custody
Contra Costa County Public Defender
Summer Law Clerk, 2012 - 2012
Certified Law Clerk
-Writing and arguing motions to suppress (PC 1538.5)
-Preparing motion to reconsider for an issue of first impression in Contra Costa County.
-Researching and preparing several memoranda of law
-Conducting client intake interviews.
Office of the State Public Defender
Graduate Assistant, 2012 - 2012
Indexed and Organized multiple Habeas Petitions during the office's move to a new location.
Napa Superior Court
Judical Intern, 2011 - 2011
Observed criminal and civil proceedings, including jury trials, arraignments, sentencing, preliminary hearings, violation of probation hearings, drug court, juvenile proceedings, family law custody and support hearings, and settlement conferences.
Discussed trial techniques with both the deputy district attorneys and public defenders.
Observed Napa’s Behavioral Intervention program and discussed its success in lowering recidivism in drug and alcohol related offenses.
Participated in moot court program, which required preparing questions for direct and cross-examination, and argued motions to suppress before a judge
Hotline Volunteer, 2011 - 2012
Counsel tenants in foreclosure situations on their rights under the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act and their rights under California law regarding security deposits and utilities
Boston Breast Diagnostic Center
Patient Services Coordinator, 2005 - 2010
Managed office and medical supplies integral to office operations.
Participated in management level decisions regarding hiring, staff schedules, patient flow, office structure, and the selection and installation of new software programs.
Prioritized and scheduled patients according to diagnosis and need.
Provided comfort and support to patients dealing with serious breast health issues