Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Jerome A. Clay Jr. I am a father, educator, and advocate. I am currently in the process of working to become an attorney in the State of California. In 2011, I graduated from Boston University and ever since I was a young man in college, I always knew that I wanted to be a strong advocate and protector for my community. Furthermore, as a parent I envisioned more opportunities and access for youth and families. Ever since my daughter was born, I knew that it was essential to access a professional where I could challenge injustices and be the voice for future leaders. I am reminded of that vision every day when I look into the eyes of my daughter who is studying to become a doctor.
In 2013, I decided to attend Humphreys Laurence Drivon School of Law were I received my law degree. During Law school I worked with the Collaborative Courts AB 109 & Prop 47 program. I became more knowledgeable and educated in regards to Collaborative Courts, and the rehabilitating process for our youths and adults. My last two years of law school, I interned in the San Joaquin Public Defenders Office, where I worked collectively on criminal reform and justice. As an advocate, I strongly believe in second chances, because I have been a witness to the positive results of second chance. After law school I did an internship for the Third District Court of Appeals in Sacramento, where I drafted an appellate opinion on issues involving: the ineffective assistance of counsel and the preclusive effect of a civil matter on subsequent California Supreme Court Decision.
My legal background has compelled me to work with the youth, and being a voice for the voiceless.
Jerome A Clay, JD