John Balazs is an attorney in Sacramento, California, specializing in criminal defense, including appeals, habeas corpus, pardons, expungements, and civil forfeiture actions. After graduating from UCLA Law School in 1989, he clerked for Judge Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. John was an Assistant Federal Defender in Fresno and Sacramento from 1992-2001. He currently serves as an adjunct professor in clinical trial advocacy at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Please email EDCA items of interest to Balazslaw@gmail.com. Follow me on twitter @balazslaw.
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Former EDCA U.S. Attorney Paul Seave Appointed to Sacramento County Superior Court
Governor Schwarzenegger appointed former EDCA U.S. Attorney Paul Seave to the Sacramento Superior Court:
Seave, 57, of Sacramento, has served as director for the Governor’s Office of
Gang and Youth Violence Policy since 2007. He was chief counsel for the California State Board of Education from 2005 to 2007 and a special assistant attorney general for the California Attorney General’s Office from 2001 to 2005. Seave served as a U.S. attorney and first assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California from 1993 to 2001. He previously served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California from 1983 to 1989 and 1990 to 1993. Seave was an associate for Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll from 1980 to 1983 and a law clerk for Justice Samuel Roberts of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1979 to 1980. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University. Seave fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael T. Garcia. Seave is a Democrat.