Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, March 19, 2002


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Federal Prosecutor Krinsky Named Executive Director Of Dependency Court Legal Services, Inc.


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Federal prosecutor Miriam Aroni Krinsky will leave her current post at the end of April to become the executive director of a nonprofit legal services organization charged with representing children in the Los Angeles County foster care system, it was announced yesterday.

Currently head of the Criminal Appellate Section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, Krinsky will join Dependency Court Legal Services, Inc., an organization which provides legal representation for abused and neglected children.

During her 15 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Krinsky handled, supervised, and coordinated a wide variety of criminal cases and investigations. In 1996 she received the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for the Handling of Appeals—the Department of Justice’s highest award for appellate work.

Krinsky is currently serving as president of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, a body charged with overseeing and recommending reforms to the city’s ethics, lobbying and campaign finance laws.

She is also the Los Angeles County Bar’s president-elect and will take over the presidency from current President Roland Coleman this summer.

An active member of the Bar, Krinsky was the founding chair of LACBA’s Juvenile Courts Task Force, which was formed four years ago to get the attention of the legal community focused on issues facing the children’s court system.

She is also a past chair of the Department of Justice’s Appellate Working Group, which was formed by then-Solicitor General Seth Waxman to act as an advisory panel for the attorney general and the solicitor general on national appellate issues and policies. Krinsky is also a past chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Rules and Practice and was appointed in 1999 as the sole practitioner representative on the Ninth Circuit’s Advisory Committee, a panel responsible for suggesting reforms for the court’s practices and procedures.

She has served as an adjunct law professor at the University of Southern California Law Center and Loyola School of Law and is a frequent lecturer on appellate and criminal law issues.

Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Krinsky was a civil litigator with the law firm Hufstedler, Miller, Carlson and Beardsley.


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