Archive | February, 2012

About Caycie Bradford

28 Feb

Attorney Profile

Caycie D. Bradford, Esq.

 

Ms. Bradford’s practice areas include criminal defense, family law, civil rights law, and human rights law.

 

Education

 

Ms. Bradford attended Northern Arizona University, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts with a major in Political Science and a minor in Speech Communications.  She then attended Trinity International University where she obtained a Masters Degree in Communication and Culture with an emphasis in Human Rights.  During her studies at Trinity International she attended the summer human rights program at the Institute for Human Rights in Strasborg, France.  The focus of this program was prisoners’ rights around the world.  Ms. Bradford then obtained her Juris Doctrate degree from the University of La Verne, College of Law.  During her studies at La Verne Law School, Ms. Bradford served as the Vice President of the Criminal Law Society.  Additionally, Ms. Bradford was an active member of La Verne Law’s\Trial Team for two years.

 

While awaiting her bar results, Ms. Bradford enrolled in Chapman’s School of Law LLM program in Trial Advocacy.  During this program, Ms. Bradford took graduate level courses in: Criminal Procedure, Criminal Practice and Professionalism, Preliminary Hearings, California Evidence, and Trial Advocacy.  Ms. Bradford passed the California Bar Exam on his first attempt.

 

Ms. Bradford has been a law clerk since high school.  She began learning about the criminal justice and family law systems when she worked as a file clerk at a solo practitioner’s law firm in San Pedro in 2002.  During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Bradford worked for the Law Offices of Keith A. Hammond in Flagstaff, Arizona.  There Ms. Bradford assisted with matters relating to the firm’s representation of over forty two Homeowner’s Associations.  Ms. Bradford has also clerked at Holguin, Garfield, Martinez, & Quiñonez, APLC in Los Angeles.  Despite the vast array of knowledge Ms. Bradford gained from all of these positions, she decided that her focus in life was defending those who needed it.     

 

Criminal Defense

 

After studying in Strasborg, France, Ms. Bradford returned to the United States with a strong will to defend those wrongfully accussed and placed in the criminal justice system.  Ms. Bradford gained valuable experience in defending criminal cases through volunteering as a certified law clerk at the San Bernardino Public Defender’s Office.  Through this process Ms. Bradford learned the entire criminal justice process and how to competently handle every step of a case.  Ms. Bradford gained valuable courtroom experience by arguing various motions in representation of clients.  Additionally, Ms. Bradford has published an article on the death penalty in the Interdiscplinary Journal for Human Rights Law.

 

Family Law

 

As a mom of one and a step mom to another, Ms. Bradford understands that a parent’s biggest concern is their children.  She is personally familiar with the family law system and the toll that it can take on an individual.  A divorce or custody battle is never an easy process for any individual to go through.

 

While attending La Verne Law School, Ms. Bradford took classes in community property and family law.  Additionally, she volunteered at the Family Law Self Help Center offered through the Los Angeles Superior Court in Pomona.  While volunteering there, Ms. Bradford learned how to handle a dissolution from the beginning to the end, as well as handling custody disputes, paternity issues, and other family law matters.

 

Human Rights

 

Ms. Bradford has had a passion for human rights law since attending Northern Arizona University, where she co-founded the Colombian Activist Network.  This organization was created to raise awareness of the inhumane treatment of union workers in the bottling plants of Colombia.  Additionally, Ms. Bradford took a stance against the United States Forest Service by supporting the Native American Tribes of Arizona in disagreeing with the making of snow on a sacred mountain in Flagstaff, Arizona.  At this moment, Ms. Bradford has an article due for publication in the Cambrian Law Review on this topic in early 2012.  Currently, Ms. Bradford has focused her attention on the rights of prisoners in the United States prison system, in particularly death penalty inmates.  Ms. Bradford is against the imposition of the death penalty and supports the theory of the death row phenomenon, a focus of her research.  Ms. Bradford’s article on the death penalty may be found at http://www.americanstudents.us/journals/ijhrl.

 

Bar Admissions

 

Ms. Bradford is admitted to practice in the state of California.

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