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LACBA to Honor Rourke Stacy and Maureen Pacheco as Criminal Defense Attorneys of the Year

Since 1985 the Criminal Justice Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association has presented annual awards to the outstanding judge of the year, prosecutor and criminal defense attorney of the year in Los Angeles County and a career achievement award. This year’s honorees will include Rourke Stacy, member of PJDC’s Board of Directors, and …

LACBA Independent Juvenile Defender Program Seeking Applicants for Attorney and Program Administrator Positions

The Los Angeles County Independent Juvenile Defender Program (IJD) at the Los Angeles County Bar Association is accepting applications for the following positions: (1) Resource Attorney; (2) Appellate Attorney; and (3) Program Administrators.

Resource Attorney: The resource attorney will assist the defense teams by providing augmented advocacy for juvenile delinquency clients with cognitive disabilities and/or …

California Passes Proposition 57; Direct File Abolished

By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, California voters passed Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act in the November 8, 2016 election.  Among other things, the measure ends the direct filing of cases involving juveniles by prosecutors in adult criminal court. By enacting Proposition 57 on the November 8th ballot, the voters …

Rourke Stacy Featured in Article on Prop 57 re Ending Direct File

PJDC Board Member Rourke Stacy was featured in a Juvenile Justice Information Exchange article on the importance of Proposition 57 on the November 8th California ballot.  If enacted, it would eliminate direct filing of cases against juveniles in adult court.

Proposition 57 Would Return Juvenile Transfer Power to Judges from Prosecutors in California

By Rachel