Managing Attorney for the Juvenile Division of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office
Patricia Lee has been a Deputy Public Defender in San Francisco since 1978 and has been practicing in the Juvenile Courts since 1981. She is currently the Managing Attorney for the Juvenile Division of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. She received her BA from University of California Berkeley and her Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School.
She is on the Board of the National Juvenile Defender Center, the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council, and the Center for Families Children and the Courts. She is a core member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, an interdisciplinary agency that bridges research, policy, and practice for “at-risk” youth. She is also an appointed Committee member for the National Academy of Science on a Prioritized Plan to Implement a Developmental Approach in Juvenile Justice Reform. She is the President Emerita of the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center.
She was also a member of the Dui Hua 2010 Exchange Program of US Delegates and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing and Qingdao, China, and a presenter on “Women in Prison, an International Symposium on the Bangkok Rules” that took place in Hong Kong in February 2014.