Check out this profile in the L.A. Times of newly elected District Attorney of Los Angeles County, Jackie Lacey. She grew up in Los Angeles to blue collar parents, attended USC Law School on a scholarship, and became a prosecutor after a stint as an entertainment lawyer. (On her entertainment law days, she concedes that "that sounds sexy," but that it was "the most boring job you could imagine." Heh.)
Read more about her fascinating career here.
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