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Dept on the Status of Women

25 Van Ness Ave Ste 240
City & County Of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, 94102-6053



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Women’s History Month HonoreeSan Francisco District Attorney2012
Tanya Neiman AwardSan Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium2012
Family Law Award for Direct RepresentationLegal Aid Association of California2009
Top 100 Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal2009
California Lawyer Attorney of the YearCalifornia Lawyer Magazine2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Director of Women's PolicySan Francisco Department on the Status of Women2013 - Present
Staff AttorneyBay Area Legal Aid1997 - 2013
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Executive Committee of the Family Law SectionCo-Chair Affirmative Legislation Committee2012 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nakamura v. Parker, 156 Cal. App. 4th 327Successfully overturned trial court's denial.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and PolicyTANF and Domestic Violence: Elements of an Effective Welfare Department Intervetion2001
Discover MagazineFlights of Memory1994
Ms.Battered Women are Getting Battered in Court1993
Women and the LawClemency for Battered Women in Prison1993
Yale Journal of Law and FeminismWhores in Court: Judicial Sentencing of Prostitutes in the Boston Municipal Court in 19901992
ReconstructionRacist Censorship & Sexist Rap1990
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard Univ Law SchoolN/AlawN/A
Yale UnivN/AundergraduateN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
webinarBeyond Restraining Orders2013