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The first Latino top attorney in his Office, LA County Public Defender Ricardo García has won the Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (APABA) Trailblazer-in-the-Law Award. ...

For the first time in the LA County Public Defender’s Office, two paralegals have been commended by the State Senate for their “exemplary record of contribution to the people of California.”...

The new LA County Public Defender program assists incarcerated, mentally ill and developmentally disabled clients. The award honors LA County departmental improvement efforts deserving recognition by the Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, Quality and Productivity Commission and the public....

Not for the faint-hearted, the visit taught paralegals how Coroner’s physicians and forensic technicians conduct scientific investigations into causes and manners of sudden, suspicious or violent deaths that occur in Los Angeles County. Many of these deaths become cases handled by the Public Defender....