By the time of the March 2020 Primary Election David will have 24 years of experience at the District Attorney's Office and has ethically, effectively, and fairly handled almost every type of case. David has endorsements from Judges, Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors, all of whom know him to be an excellent candidate for the role of a Judge.
Rehabilitation not Retribution
David was chosen to be the District Attorney's Office Alternative Sentencing Designee, where he worked with Judges, Public Defenders, and Rehabilitation Programs to place suitable non-violent candidates into intensive programs through the Community Collaborative Courts, including:
- Drug Court
- Veteran's Court
- Co-Existing Disorders Court
- Second Chance Womens' Re-Entry Courts
Juvenile Justice - Reform or Refocus?
Reforms to the criminal justice system for the most part are focused on adults who are already incarcerated. Many of them have records that stretch back to the time when they were juveniles. The goal of the juvenile system is to rehabilitate young offenders and David's experience in the criminal justice system has convinced him that he can best continue his career in public service by becoming a judge in the juvenile courts. It is there that a judge has the opportunity to change the lives of young people.
As a child, two of the biggest influences on David's life were fictional characters in tv shows - Perry Mason in America, and Rumpole of the Bailey in England.
To be an effective advocate for truth and justice one has to have good oratory skills. Simply put, you are not going to be much of an advocate if you are afraid of speaking in public. While in Secondary School (the English equivalent of American High School), David enrolled in his school's Public Speaking Society.
|David's participation in his school's Public Speaking Society |
earned him a place in the finals of the English Speaking Union Competition
(David is seated center sporting a ridiculously large bow tie)
|University of London - Graduation Day|
|Loyola Law School - Graduation Day|
While studying at Loyola, David worked as an intern at the District Attorneys' Office and was offered a position as a Salaried Law Clerk which led to him being hired as a Deputy District Attorney by then District Attorney Gil Garcetti.
|David and his wife (left and right) with DA Gil Garcetti (center)|
David had remained at the District Attorney's Office ever since that time, and has amassed a wealth experience that he feels can now best be used as Judge of the Superior Court.
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