“A person seeking a career as a lawyer should get the best education they can. Learning how to think critically is an essential requirement for the job,” said attorney Clyde Blackmon.
David Mastagni makes the justice system accessible to working class people in an affordable way while providing top-level representation.
It is my belief that anyone who has the time, discipline and drive can graduate from law school and pass the California State Bar exam.
“Feeling like I make a difference in the lives of my clients and looking for the good in people every day are my favorite parts of my job,” said criminal justice lawyer, Christopher Parkhurst.
He’s living in California illegally, but now he can legally practice law. California has allowed an undocumented immigrant into the state bar.
Vicki Oberg says her master’s program gave her many more “tools” for her “toolbox” as a teacher.
Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California’s prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly conflict of interest: The private law firms representing inmates and the judges’ own hand-picked authorities benefit financially by keeping the cases alive.
Richard S. Costigan III is the Senior Director of State and Government Affairs at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. He was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Personnel Board (SPB), which is responsible for the state’s Civil Service System.
The woman who is now paying the price for the 18 years of hell Jaycee Dugard endured is asking for help.