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Jonathan Paz

Jonathan Paz

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 28, 2019




Jonathan Paz is currently practicing criminal and immigration law in private practice. Previously, he spent almost five years at the Orange County Public Defender's Office, trying cases for indigent clients on the full spectrum of criminal charges. His client-centered and hard-charging approach earned him the respect of clients, colleagues and judges. There was hardly a day that Paz was not involved in a jury trial, bench trial or motion hearing to protect his client's rights. While representing juveniles, he won numerous bench verdicts on cases where his clients were charged with felonies and strikes, both of which would have ended their futures before they began. He was later assigned to handle felony preliminary hearings where he scrutinized every element from the prosecution's witnesses in uphill battles to prove a lack of probable cause.

Paz earned his BA in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and his JD from the USC Gould School of Law.

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KPCC Take Two
January 19, 2021
Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

Jean Reisz was interviewed about President Joe Biden's plans to introduce comprehensive immigration reform. "It seems to grant a pathway to citizenship for people who are here without legal status as of Jan. 1, 2021," she said. "It would allow people to presumably get some temporary status."

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