Kelley Lincoln is a shareholder of Boutin Jones Inc., and is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. Kelley has been involved with OPD since 2011, and her favorite aspect of the program is the Dialogue on America. As a Sacramento native who graduated from one of OPD’s participating high schools, it means a lot to Kelley to be able to give back to the community in such a meaningful way.
Carmen is Chief of the Office of Legislation for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She has a passion for mentoring youth and supporting efforts to increase diversity in law schools and the legal profession. She previously supported OPD by participating in the Dialogue on America program and reviewing essays for the essay contest.
Judge Barnes is a United States Magistrate Judge. Until 2016, she was an Deputy Attorney General in the Natural Resources Section, with a focus on environmental and land use law. Judge Barnes has been on OPD’s executive committee for several years and was the Chair for the academic years of 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
Terri is an Administrative Law Judge and served impeccably as President of OPD for 2011 - 2014.
Justice Duarte is an Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. Before her appointment to the Court of Appeal in November, 2010, she spent over three years on the Superior Court, first in Los Angeles and later in Sacramento. Prior to becoming a judge, she was a federal criminal prosecutor for 14 years in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Washington D.C. She has been involved in OPD since 2008.
Ms. Coleman is a litigation attorney with the law firm of Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, who specializes in business litigation, including class actions, in both state and federal court throughout California. Ms. Coleman has participated in OPD since its inception and joined the Steering Committee in 2012. She currently heads the committee that coordinates classroom visits by judges and lawyers in the Dialogue program.
Mr. Cress is a Supervising Assistant Public Defender in the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office. He has been a member of OPD since 2008 and has began working with the curriculum committee since 2011.
Adriana is an associate at Wilke Fleury where she is a member of the firm’s healthcare litigation practice group. As the Fundraising Director, she spearheads OPD’s critical fundraising mission by securing sponsors to fund the student awards and annual law day dinner. Her persistence is integral to OPD’s success. Adriana enjoys OPD because she hopes to inspire today’s students to consider a legal career.
Judge Claire is a United States Magistrate Judge. Before her appointment to the bench in 2012, she spent 18 years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender. Judge Claire is involved in numerous programs that engage the community to expand access to justice and improve civic education. She joined the OPD Steering Committee in 2013.
Scott Wyckoff was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2014 as the general counsel for the California Department of Business Oversight, the state department charged with protecting consumers and regulating California's financial services industry. Prior to the appointment he served in the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General Office as a supervising deputy attorney general from 2008 to 2014 and a deputy attorney general from 1999 to 2008. He also worked as an associate attorney in private practice for two years.
As a graduate of California Western School of Law, Ms. Riedel is an Assistant Deputy District Attorney for San Joaquin County. Ms. Riedel obtained her Bachelors of Arts degrees from Vanguard University in both communications and Spanish. Robyn is the Law Day Dinner Director, and brings great enthusiasm and talent to OPD.
Ms. Eisenberg is a Deputy Attorney General in the Health, Education, and Welfare Section at the Office of the Attorney General. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Eisenberg worked as a staff attorney in the Motions Unit at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She also clerked for Judge Harry Pregerson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Operation Protect & Defend is a program for Sacramento area high schools sponsored by the The Sacramento Federal Judicial Library & Learning Center.
If you are a teacher, administrator, student, judge or lawyer wanting to get involved in Operation Protect & Defend, we encourage you to contact us for additional information.