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Samra Roth-Furbush

Samra Roth-Furbush
900 E. Gilbert St.,
Building 5
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0950
Phone: 909-387-0569
Fax: 909-387-0445
sroth@pd.sbcounty.gov
City: San Bernardino

State Bar of California Admission Date:  Dec. 21, 1998

Other Jurisdictions Admission Dates: U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Dec. 21, 1998)

Education:
  • New York University School of Law, J.D. degree, Articles Editor for the Review of Law and Social Change, 1995 – 1998
  • Columbia University, B.A. degree, sociology, 1991 – 1995
  • Continuing Education: California Public Defender’s Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, student and instructor, 1998 – present

Employment (Current and Past):
  • Deputy Public Defender, San Bernardino County; 2007 – present
  • Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County; 2000 – 2007
  • Deputy Public Defender, Ventura County; 1999 – 2000
  • Burr and Welch, Houston, TX (NYU Capital Defense Fellow), Summer 1998
  • Federal Defenders of San Diego, CA (NYU Public Interest Intern), Summer 1997
  • Hon. Robert J. Timlin, United States District Court, Riverside, CA Summer 1996
  • Law Offices of Andrew I. Roth, Riverside, CA, Summer 1995
  • Inland Counties Legal Services, Riverside, CA, Summer 1994
  • Riverside County Bar Association and Lawyer Referral Service, Riverside, CA Summer 1993
  • Law Offices of Paul Grech Jr., Riverside, CA, Summer 1992

State Bar Activities: Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, member, 2014 – present

Professional Memberships:
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Forensic Mental Health Association of California
  • California Public Defender’s Association
  • Ventura County Bar Association Inns of Court, 1999 – 2000

Other:
  • Public Defender Representative on the San Bernardino County Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice Consensus Committee
  • Steering Committee member/coach/scoring attorney, California Constitutional Rights Foundation’s high school Mock Trial program
  • Taught at the California Public Defenders’ Association’s Basic Trial Skills Seminar in San Diego
  • Annual participation in Law Day
  • Volunteer at expungement clinics
  • Co-taught a seminar on Competence to Stand Trial for the San Bernardino Public Defender, 2012
  • Co-taught a seminar on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions for the Ventura Public Defender, 1999
  • Volunteer at San Bernardino Juvenile Hall for Read Across America
  • Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York 1995 – 1998

Activities:
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 1993 – present
  • Harlem Restoration Project, 1991 – 1995