She moved to San Francisco, California, and joined the staff of the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 1996. For this once-venerable newsweekly, she covered San Francisco City Hall, energy and land use issues, and devoted herself to exposing the wheeling and dealing of former mayor Willie Brown. She also represented the Bay Guardian on the weekly SF Newshour, a live cable television show where reporters discussed local events and issues. When Gavin Newsom became Mayor of San Francisco in January, 2004, she became Editor at SFProgressive.com. Later, she reported on the state judiciary for the Daily Journal, a newspaper devoted to local and state legal affairs. During law school, she continued to write occasionally about local politics for the Fog City Journal website. She received her J.D. from Berkeley in December, 2009, and became licensed to practice law in California in 2010.
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In the past five years, she has worked for county public defenders' offices, litigated civil rights issues in federal court, and authored a successful brief to the United States Supreme Court concerning a publisher's free speech right to communicate with county jail inmates. She researches and writes legal briefs and appeals for other attorneys.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.