Armilla Staley-Ngomo
staley-ngomo@caldwell-leslie.com


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


Armilla Staley-Ngomo joined Caldwell Leslie & Proctor following a clerkship with the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall, United States District Court for the Central District of California. Prior to her clerkship, Ms. Staley-Ngomo served as a trial deputy in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California, and as a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Ms. Staley-Ngomo received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was the projects editor of the California Law Review and the managing editor of the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy. During law school, Ms. Staley-Ngomo participated in several clinical programs, including the Juvenile Hall Outreach Program, the California Asylum Representation Clinic and the Death Penalty Clinic. Prior to law school, Ms. Staley-Ngomo served as a judicial administration fellow through the Capital Fellows Program, Center for California Studies.

Ms. Staley-Ngomo received her B.A. from Whittier College, magna cum laude, in political science and Spanish.


Education and Honors

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2008
Projects editor, California Law Review
Managing editor, Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy
American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Volunteer, Juvenile Hall Outreach Program, California Asylum Representation Clinic
and Death Penalty Clinic

B.A., magna cum laude, Whittier College, 2003
Academic Distinction and Honors in political science and Spanish
Pi Sigma Alpha: National Political Science Honor Society
Sigma Delta Pi: National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society
Ben C. Burnett Political Science Award

American University, Washington Semester in Justice & Law Program, 2001

Languages: Spanish


Clerkship

Law clerk to the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall, United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2011 - 2012


Professional Achievements

Member, State Bar of California; United States District Court for the Central District of California; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Member, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles; California Association of Black Lawyers; National Bar Association; American Inn of Court (Los Angeles Criminal Justice Section); Los Angeles County Bar Association; Los Angeles Federal Bar Association; California Minority Counsel Program

Board of Directors, Latina Lawyers Bar Association

Co-Chair, Student and Alumni Programming Committee, American Bar Associationís Judicial Intern Opportunity Program


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