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Cristina Legaspi
USC Gould School of Law

Cristina Legaspi

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: January 11, 2023

Cristina Legaspi is a principal deputy county counsel for the County of Los Angeles. With 24 years of experience in government, Legaspi represents various county departments and the Board of Supervisors.

Legaspi’s specialty is in child welfare, trying the most complex dependency matters involving child abuse and neglect. Legaspi has expertise in the federal Indian Child Welfare Act in both the ICWA dedicated court and as an imbedded legal advisor to the American Indian Unit. She participates in Indian child welfare conferences as a stakeholder in national Indian welfare associations. She has had a published case in re Santos Y., a case relating to the removal of the Indian Child Welfare Doctrine.

Legaspi has also served as legal advisor to the Civil Grand Jury assisting in the legal capacity, as the Civil Grand Jury investigates the county’s practices and usage of resources. She las also served as legal advisor to the Assessment Appeals Board practicing taxation law.

Legaspi is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Philippine American Bar Association. She is a member of the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyer’s Association.

Legaspi also serves as a mentor to law students from various schools, and is the first one in her family to become an attorney. 


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