Profile

Tami J. Buscho

Buscho, Tami J.
P.O. Box 161536
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-448-6542
tamib@ix.netcom.com

City: Sacramento

State Bar of California Admission Date: December 16, 1980

Other Jurisdictions Admission Dates:
  • United States District Court, Eastern District, December 1980
  • United States Supreme Court, May 1995
Education:
  • J.D. University of California, Davis, 1979
  • A.B., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
Employment:
  • Law Office of Tami J. Buscho, July 1996 – present
  • Sacramento County Public Defender, January – December 2005
  • Central California Appellate Program, February 1988 – January 1996
  • State Public Defender, State of California, July 1986 – January 1988
  • Yolo County Public Defender, May 1985 – June 1986
  • In private practice as an associate, partner or sole practitioner with emphasis on criminal defense, family or civil rights, 1980 – 1985
State Bar Activities:
  • Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation , member, 2012 – present
  • District 2 member of Resolutions Committee, Conference of Delegates, 1996-1998
  • Sergeant-at-arms, Conference of Delegates, 1986 – 1988
  • CEB, Advisory Committee for Criminal Law Procedure and Practice (First edition)
Local Bar Activities:
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, member 1985 through present
    • Member, Bar Council, 1993 – 1995, 2000 – 2001
    • Chair, Awards committee, 2001
    • Member, SCBA Charity Golf Tournament committee, 2001
    • Member, SCBA Pictorial Directory committee, 2000
    • Member, Special VLSP Task Force, 1992
    • Membership Committee, 1992 – 1993
    • Member, Judicial Review Committee, 1992 – 1993
    • Judiciary Committee Member, 1993 – 1995, 1997 – 2000
    • Delegate to State Bar, 1987 – 1999
      • Including Chair or co-chair of SCBA Criminal Law subcommittee, 1988 – 1997
      • SCBA Delegation Whip 1994 – 1995
  • Volunteers in Parole, 1978 – 1989 (Volunteer of the Year, 1988)
  • Anthony M. Kennedy Chapter American Inns of Court, 1999 – 2001
  • Voluntary Legal Services Program, Advisor, Clinics 1998-2002, 2006-2008
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento, 1984 – present
    • President, 1993
    • Executive Committee (Served one year terms as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice- president, President and Past President) 1990 – 1994
    • Member, WLS Delegation to State Bar Conference 1983 – 1986
    • Board of Directors, 1985 – 1988, 1990 – 1994
    • Chair or co-chair of following committees: Publicity/Community Relations, Judicial Evaluations, Bar Delgations Inaugural Oktober-Art-Fest
    • WLS Representative to Sacramento County Bar Council
    • WLS representative to CWL conference of Affiliates
  • California Women Lawyers, member 1986 to present (Lifetime Member)
    • Board of directors, 1987 – 1989
    • Treasurer, 1988 – 1989
    • Recipient, President’s Award for Outstanding Service, 1988
Professional Memberships:
  • California Public Defenders Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Activities:
  • Member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, 2000 – present:
    • Various committees and board of trustees; assistant teacher for religious education and youth advisor for senior high conferences.
    • Past volunteer for local charitable organizations such as Tour de Cure (American Diabetes Association) and Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center