This Wednesday, September 30, PCLP is proud to host County Attorney Barbara LaWall and Chief Deputy Amelia Cramer, speaking about the Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison Program (DTAP).
We hope to see you there.
We will be meeting in Room 160 and pizza will be served!
CLE credit is available for attorneys.
Barbara LaWall is an alumnus of the James E. Rogers College of Law, and in 1996, she was the first woman to be elected Pima County Attorney. She is currently serving her fifth term and running for re-election for a sixth term. She has placed primary emphasis on vigorous prosecution and defendant accountability, giving special attention to helping victims, limiting plea bargaining, prosecuting crimes against children, preventing juvenile crime, and increasing efficiency and effectiveness by promoting the careful use of taxpayer dollars. She is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile justice, domestic violence, child abuse, parental kidnapping, and community prosecution issues and serves on numerous commissions, committees, and task forces. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Greater Tucson Leadership 2014 Founders Award, the American Bar Association’s 2013 Hodson Award for Public Service, the 2012 Tucson Biz Women of Influence Award, and the 2012 Judge Learned Hand Award.
Amelia Craig Cramer:
After graduating from Stanford Law School, Ms. Cramer has practiced law for more than 25 years in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Tucson in a variety of settings including large private law firms, non-profit agencies, and the government. She has served as a leader of many non-profit and community-based agencies, including the State Bar of Arizona. She has received numerous awards for her work as a lawyer and a leader.
Ms. Cramer is currently the Chief Deputy Pima County Attorney, an appointed position she has held since 2006. Ms. Cramer’s job is to manage the largest law office in southern Arizona with more than 100 prosecutors and civil legal advisors. Ms. Cramer also is responsible for oversight of several adult and juvenile diversion programs, a Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison Program, an anonymous tip-line known as 88-CRIME, and a Victim Services Program through which the County Attorney’s Office provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at crime scenes and in the courtroom.
As Immediate Past President of the State Bar of Arizona, Ms. Cramer chaired the new Program Review Committee, which evaluated every program, service, and activity of the State Bar.