UPDATE: San Jose Inside has selected reader questions and sent them to DA Jeff Rosen. Thanks to all who participated.
This week, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen has agreed to answer questions from San Jose Inside readers. He is the fifth public official to participate in this series. Questions are selected from online posts to this site.
Rosen’s answers will be posted in a Q&A format. If an answer seems incomplete or unsatisfactory, SJI will do its best to follow up.
Elected in June 2010 after a contentious race against his former boss Dolores Carr, Rosen took office a little more than a year ago. He joined the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office in 1995. In his first 12 months since becoming DA, Rosen has created a Conviction Integrity Unit, resurrected the cold case division, crafted a new protocol on medical marijuana collectives and altered the county’s policy on how it handles cases involving illegal immigrants.
Before joining the DA’s office, Rosen worked for law firms in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., where he practiced commercial litigation. He has also taught trial advocacy at Santa Clara University Law School and trained police officers in report writing. Rosen received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his law degree from UC Berkeley’s School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Board and taught English to immigrants.
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