AACTLA RESPONDS TO SANTA CLARA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Recently, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, and Deputy District Attorney Leigh Frazer filed an "anticipatory" opposition to a motion to continue a double homicide case, requesting that counsel, Renee Hessling be removed from the case; in light of the fact that she was pregnant and would be taking maternity leave in the near future. We at the AACTLA, denounce this conduct, and filed the following letter demanding action on the part of the District Attorney's office.
UPDATE: The District Attorney's Office has withdrawn their "anticipatory" opposition motion. Click here to read more about the events.
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The Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization of criminal defense attorneys, judges and law students dedicated to serving the Asian American community. The mission of AACTLA is to improve the study and practice of criminal defense, to promote the fair administration of justice for all by ensuring the meaningful participation of Asian Americans in the legal profession. Through the volunteer work of its members, AACTLA offers a variety of service programs, including regular free legal clinics, professional development programs for attorneys, and mentorship for law students and attorneys.
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