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Inside Baseball: Interview with Former Federal Probation Officer

Alan Ellis interviews Tess Lopez, a former U.S. probation officer for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. For 13 years, she specialized in presentence investigations. In 2005, she took her expertise in the area of sentencing to the private sector and is now a mitigation specialist with a national practice.

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(Originally published in Criminal Justice, Volume 21, Number 4, Winter 2007. © 2007 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.)

About Alan Ellis
Alan Ellis is a criminal defense lawyer with offices in San Francisco and New York, with 50 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, law professor and federal law clerk. He is a nationally recognized authority in the fields of federal plea bargaining, sentencing, prison matters, appeals, habeas corpus 2255 motions and international criminal law.

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