April Christine

The Prosecution Rests: Carmen Lineberger, Part II

Assistant United States Attorney Carmen Lineberger exemplifies grace under fire. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Temple School of Law, Carmen is not only a federal prosecutor, but also serves as President of the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA), an international association of Black law enforcement professionals. Part One of the interview is available here.  Part Two of the two-part interview in which Carmen speaks candidly about life outside of the office, becoming involved in other professional organizations, and what skills she believes make a good prosecutor. May the prosecution resume this witness.How do you keep a balance between…

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April Christine

The Prosecution Rests: Carmen Lineberger

Assistant United States Attorney Carmen Lineberger exemplifies grace under fire. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Temple School of Law, Carmen is not only a federal prosecutor, but also serves as President of the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA), an international association of Black law enforcement professionals. Although I have known Carmen for several years since attending NBPA’s annual conferences, this is the first time I had a chance to sit and talk in depth with Carmen. It was very enlightening. This is the first of a two-part interview in which Carmen talks candidly about what it is like…

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April Christine

The Prosecution Rests: Christine Ewell

Christine C. Ewell is Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, one of the largest federal districts in the country. The Criminal Division is comprised of over 190 diverse and highly skilled prosecutors who prosecute a variety of federal offenses ranging from criminal racketeering to public corruption to white collar crime. Christine earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She has 24 years experience as a lawyer and over 14 years experience as a federal prosecutor. As Criminal…

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April Christine

The Prosecution Rests: Jackie Lacey

It is not easy being third in command of one of the largest district attorney offices in the country, but to those who know her, Jacquelyn Lacey makes it seem effortless. Jackie has been a prosecutor for nearly 24 years in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, an office of about 1,056 deputy district attorneys most notably known for the prosecutions of O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, and - ironically - the doctor accused of causing Michael Jackson’s death. As Assistant District Attorney of Line Operations, Jackie oversees the Bureau of Central Operations and the Bureaus of Branch and Area…

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April Christine

The Prosecution Rests: Jackie Lacey

It is not easy being third in command of one of the largest district attorney offices in the country, but to those who know her, Jacquelyn Lacey makes it seem effortless. Jackie has been a prosecutor for nearly 24 years in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, an office of about 1,056 deputy district attorneys most notably known for the prosecutions of O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, and - ironically - the doctor accused of causing Michael Jackson’s death. As Assistant District Attorney of Line Operations, Jackie oversees the Bureau of Central Operations and the Bureaus of Branch and Area…

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