Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Clinic
As a certified law student in the Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Clinic in Spring 2022, Christian represented clients at eight court hearings to advocate for the granting of post-conviction relief petitions that remove barriers to employment. One of these hearings was for a client seeking to seal an uncharged crime arising out of an arrest for driving under the influence that was subsequently filed by the District Attorney. Christian completed the petition for the client and then successfully argued for the sealing. Currently Christian is working on a motion to vacate an attempted murder conviction for a CCCJP client, a motion that is possible due to recent amendments to the murder law. Christian’s commitment to learning about criminal law practice is long-standing. After he graduated from Santa Clara University, chose to attend Loyola Law School because of its emphasis in clinical legal education and criminal law. Prior to enrolling in CCCJP, he also participated in the Hobbs/Poehls District Attorney Practicum, where he was assigned to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in Compton as a certified law clerk.