“More than 20 years in social services taught me the invaluable skills of listening through cooperative conversation and interpersonal communication. These skills serve me well as a new lawyer because I am able to quickly understand the motivation and goals of our clients in a new matter, and then effectively develop and communicate a case resolution strategy to meet those goals.”
Jasmine joins Livingston Law Firm as an Associate after having spent two decades in social services before embarking on a career in the law. The success Jasmine achieved in law school is a testament to her ability to balance her many responsibilities, effectively manage her time and remain laser focused on her career goal. Jasmine considers herself a life-long student and has a deep thirst for knowledge. But it is Jasmine’s maturity and well-honed communication skills that allow her to quickly grasp the key issues in a case and determine how best to navigate them in pursuit of the client’s goals. In a practice area often defined by contentious disputes and gamesmanship, Jasmine’s past experience allows her to see issues from various points of view and to look for consensus in advancing the client’s position. Whatever the task at hand – drafting a brief, conducting a deposition or attending a court hearing – Jasmine’s strengths are in her thorough preparation and ability to think on her feet.
Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office Legal Assistant
January 2019 - March 2020 Martinez, CA
Prepared legal documents, performed legal research and composed legal memoranda related to workers’ compensation and auto fraud. Drafted demand letters and requests for production, reviewed insurance policies and claim files and wrote case briefs in personal injury and insurance fraud matters. Conducted criminal discovery and assisted in criminal trial preparation.
Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Social Service Program Assistant
December 1997 - January 2019 Brentwood, CA
Multi-program (CalWORKS, CalFresh, and Medi-Cal) intake worker. Conducted in-person and telephone interviews and determined program eligibility. Performed research to confirm and clarify current program regulations and eligibility. Acted as back-up supervisor.
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Contra Costa County Bar Association
California Women Lawyers
State Bar of California - 2020
U.S. District Courts Eastern District CA - 2020
As an East Bay native, Jasmine is invested in her community and committed to serving its citizens. Jasmine strives to live up to the words of the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” She is happiest when reading a good book (often sci-fi and fantasy), listening to great music (anything from classical to punk rock), or spending time with her family watching movies, playing board games, cooking, camping and going for hikes. Jasmine can play the violin and used to belong to the “Antioch Strolling Strings.” She likes wine, but really appreciates a good beer.
John F. Kennedy University School of Law Juris Doctor • May 2019
Los Medanos College Logo School of Law Associate of Arts • June 2015
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