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KARA STEIN-CONAWAY

Attorney

kara@steinconawaylaw.com

Phone: 805.748.5243

1119 Palm Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

The clients I see are often-times experiencing the first major crisis of their lives. Sometimes my clients are facing false allegations and need someone to uncover and give light to the truth, to show their innocence. Other times, my clients are in crisis because although they have been responsible, contributing members of society for many years, a temporary lapse in judgment has led to their first-time involvement in the criminal justice system.

 

Whatever the circumstance that has brought a client to me, I always listen and seek to understand the needs and priorities of each individual client. It's only through exploring and understanding an individual’s personal circumstances, that I can develop a plan to best serve the client’s needs.

 

 

Client Testimonials

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Bar admissions

California, 2008

Education

McGeorge School of Law, JD - Juris Doctor with Distinction, 2008

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, BA - Bachelor of Arts - Magna Cum Laude, 2003

Professional Associations & memberships

Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo, Board Member - Secretary, 2017 & Publicity Chair, 2016

San Luis County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section, Member, 2013 - Present

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member, 2008 - Present

McGeorge Public Legal Services Society (PLSS) Fundraiser Co-Chair,  2007 - 2008

McGeorge Public Legal Services Society (PLSS) President, 2006 - 2007

work experience

Attorney, Stein-Conaway Law Firm, 2017 - Present

Attorney, Stein, Casciola & Galambos, LLP, 2013 - 2016

Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office, 2008 - 2013

Judicial Extern, Justice Kathleen M. Butz, CA Court of Appeal, Third District, 2007

Chief Comment Editor of McGeorge Law Review (Law Review Board), McGeorge School of Law, 2007 - 2008

Staff Writer for McGeorge Law Review, McGeorge School Of Law, 2006 - 2007

awards

Order of the Coif, McGeorge School of Law, 2008

Traynor Honor Society, McGeorge School of Law, 2008

Dean's Honor List, McGeorge School of Law, 2008

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, McGeorge School of Law, 2008

Summer Corps Award Recipient, Equal Justice Works, 2007

President's Honor List, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 2003

Dean's Honor List, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 2003

publications

SLO Bar Bulletin, 2016:

Selected for publication as part of Terrorism and Human Rights Book Edited by Martin Scheinin, 2013:

Female Refugees: Re-Victimized by the Material Support to Terrorism Bar

McGeorge Law Review, 2007:

Chapter 754: California's Response to Adoption Facilitator Fraud

McGeorge Law Review, 2007:

Comment: Female Refugees: Re-Victimized by the Material Support to Terrorism Bar

speaking engagements

Women in the Law Panel,  Law School & Practicing Law, 2017

MCLE, Annual Ethics Update, 2016

Cal Poly Law School Panel, Law School and Becoming a Lawyer, 2016

Presentation by Kara Stein-Conaway and Jeff Stein, What Family Law Lawyers Should Know About Criminal Law, 2014

Presentation by Kara Stein-Conaway & Jeff Stein, What College Students Should Know About Criminal Law, 2014

1119 Palm Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Kara Stein-Conaway:

kara@steinconawaylaw.com

Jeff Stein:

jsteinesq@hotmail.com

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