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- Interview with Penny Cooper, “Champion of the Marginalized” May 29, 2017Penny Cooper has a real and enduring legacy, as is reflected in the documentary about her life and work entitled Penny: A Documentary Film. Penny practiced for 36 years in San Francisco after graduating from UC Berkeley School of Law in 1964 and is now retired. She was a “lawyer’s lawyer” and was one of... […]Susan Bozorgi
- Cristina Arguedas Presented with 2017 White Collar Criminal Defense Award March 23, 2017The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and Stetson University College of Law presented Cristina C. Arguedas with the 2017 White Collar Criminal Defense Award this last weekend. It was an honor to be there and witness both the presentation and her acceptance of the award. Cris Arguedas was awarded this prestigious honor for her... […]Susan Bozorgi
- Female owned law firms may be the ticket for more women to gain first chair experience March 15, 2017In early 2016 Beth Wilkinson and Alexandra Walsh left big law to open their own firm in Washington, DC with a male partner in Los Angeles, Wilkinson, Walsh, + Eskovitz. In a recent ABA article, they talked about the lack of women who have experience trying complex cases in the legal field, and their commitment... […]Susan Bozorgi
- Women Criminal Defense Attorneys: Interview with Caroline Judge Mehta March 7, 2017Caroline Judge Mehta, a member of Zuckerman Spaeder’s Legal Profession and Ethics Practice in Washington, DC, is an experienced advocate who represents individuals, business organizations, and other entities in criminal, regulatory and administrative investigations. She also advises lawyers and law firms on a variety of issues before the District of Columbia Bar and federal agencies.... […]Susan Bozorgi
- Humanity and Hope is the Only Thing that Can Save Our Criminal Justice System February 14, 2017Late in the morning, January 19th I received a message from a woman I didn’t know from the Department of Justice. She wouldn’t tell my assistant the reason for her call. As any criminal defense attorney knows, unexplained inquiries from the federal government are not typically welcome phone calls. I immediately went through a list... […]Susan Bozorgi