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I am now retired and no longer practicing law.
I was an extern for Justice Mathew Tobriner of the California Supreme Court in 1979. I graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law with a J.D., magna cum laude, in 1980.
I did transactional law and litigation in the fields of real property, employment, condemnation, and other civil areas for 24 years with a mid-sized private law firm in Palo Alto, Calfiornia from 1980-2004.
After 2004 I spent one year representing battered women at the Pro Bono Project in San Jose, California and eight years doing pro bono legal work for Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||The State Bar of California||2009|
|2008 LAAC Award of Merit||Legal Aid Association of California||2008|
|Magna Cum Laude J.D.||Santa Clara University Law School||1980|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and Torts||American Jurisprudence||1978|
|Dean's List||Santa Clara University Law School||1978|
|NIMH Traineeship||Nat'l Instit. Mental Health||1970|
|Attorney||Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||ProBonoProject of Silicon Valley||2004 - 2006|
|Attorney||Germino Runte MacKay et al. Law Firm||1980 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|U.S. 9th Cir, 9th Cir Ct of Ap, US Dist. Ct, East Dist CA||Admitted||1980 - Present|
|CA State Bar, Women Lawyers, Real Property Section||Member||1980 - 2003|
|Arch Gen Psychiatry||Consenus Statement on Use of Placebos||2002|
|Santa Clara Univ SOL||Law||J.D. magna cum laude||1980|
|Univ of Pennsylvania||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|Shaking the Foundations||Civil Rights||2006|
|Guest Lecturer||Juvenile Mental Health Courts and Civil Rights||2006|