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.