Lisa Foster: an Interesting and Impactful Former State Court Judge

Lisa Foster served as a California State court judge for nearly a decade before joining the United States Justice Department under President Obama.  She left the Justice Department after President Trump was elected and devotes her time toward reforming how the justice system deals with fines and fees. She is a dynamic speaker but more importantly she is making a difference.  Law360 interviewed FFJC Co-Director Lisa Foster about her career as a California state court judge and why she decided to dedicate herself to fines and fees reform. “There just seems to be an infinite variety of ways that legislators have concocted to take money away from people in the justice system.” Related: For the Fordham Law Review, Lisa explains why the fines and fees reform movement has seen success thus far.

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