Jacqueline Goodman, Fullerton
It’s hard to imagine a greater honor than to serve as an officer
of CACJ. I first joined in 1991, and I am still stunned with gratitude
at receiving CACJ’s Skip Glenn Award in 2011. As a defense lawyer
since 1994, I’ve learned that the struggle against injustice can
lead to a dark and daunting place. The lone criminal defense lawyer, if
dedicated, is indeed the bravest of soldiers: honorable and patriotic.
But lawyers need the support of CACJ if we are to be successful in our
struggle against injustice. I have served on the CACJ Board, and then
the Executive Committee, and now hope to serve as Vice President in assisting
the courageous members of the CACJ to further their important work.
Eric Schweitzer, Clovis
If elected to be Secretary, I mean to carry on the fight for Justice and
to use every bit of acumen that I have gained through this, my CACJ experience,
to maintain the unstoppable initiative that CACJ has seized from contrary
movements. Through CACJ's 40 plus years of constant Legislative and
Judicial efforts, California is moving in a better, non-reactionary direction
for everyone. Like any organization, you get from CACJ what you put into
it. For me, and a lot of other involved CACJ members, the work goes on.
Allison Zuvela, Woodland
Allison Zuvela has served on the Board of Governors for CACJ since 2013
serving in different capacities including co-chair for the membership/NLD
division, seminar committee, as well as serving as a member of the legislative
committee. She currently serves as the Chief Deputy Public Defender for
the Yolo County Public Defender's office where she is in charge of
training and operations. She is also a certified Criminal Law Specialist
by the Board of Legalization of the State Bar of California. Prior to
her employment with the Office in 2003, Allison served as a Deputy Public
Defender in Tulare County after her graduation from the California Western
School of Law in 1994. Outside of her attorney service, Allison has also
participated in leadership roles in the Yolo County Bar Association (as
both Secretary and President). In addition, Allison is a member of several
legal organizations including the California Public Defenders Association,
the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Council
of Chief Defenders, and the Swartz/Levi Chapter of the American Inns of
Court in Davis. Since 2012 Allison has also served as an attorney coach
for River City High School’s Mock Trial Team.
Stephen Munkelt, Nevada City
I have been a proud member of CACJ since my first Fall Seminar in 1978,
where Jerry Spence (voir dire) and Tony Serra (Crystal Palace of Kubla
Khan) were the headline speakers. The seminars and the association have
continued to support and inspire my passion for justice and for individual
civil rights ever since. I have been a member of the Legislative Committee
for almost ten years, and have come to appreciate the dedication of so
many who have given time to try to make the law a little more fair and
a little more just with each passing year.
If elected to the office of Secretary I will dedicate myself to achieving
the criminal justice goals we all share through education, legislation,
litigation, and if necessary direct action. I hope you will give me your
vote and allow me to serve.
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice is managed by the Board of Governors
which consists of 40 regular members, all past presidents, and our officers.
To learn more about the board please follow the links below:
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To View a Copy of the Board of Governors Duties/Responsibilities,
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