Vallejo students pick legal professionals’ brains – Times Herald

By Irma Widjojo

Growing up as the only daughter of six siblings growing up in a single-parent household in a seedy part of Richmond was one many anecdotes shared by a Solano County deputy public defender with about 80 students at Jesse Bethel High School on Friday.

“I heard shooting … I saw dead bodies (in the neighborhood),” she said.

She was already married and had a young child when she decided to go to law school, and eventually became a public defender.

Friday’s session at Jesse Bethel the first of three in the Law Academy Mentoring Program, which gives a chance for juniors in the Law and Justice Academy to meet and talk to judges, lawyers and other legal professionals.

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