Malena Acosta, Esq., from the Pima County Attorney's Office, will present "From Arrest to Post-Conviction: The Legal Support Professional's Role in Prosecuting a Criminal Case" at NALS of Tucson & So. AZ's September 20, 2012 installment of CLE After Hours at the offices of DeConcini, McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy.
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Presenter's Bio: Malena Acosta is an attorney and supervisor in the Property Crimes and Arson/Explosives Units at the Pima County Attorney’s Office (PCAO). She has tried almost 60 jury trials, including homicide and capital cases. Ms. Acosta’s previous experience with the PCAO also includes work in Misdemeanors and Property/Narcotics Units. Ms. Acosta obtained her Bachelors of Science from the University of Arizona (UofA) in 1987 and has been practicing law since 2003 following her graduation from the UofA, James E. Rogers College of Law and admission to the State Bar of Arizona.
Ms. Acosta has experience teaching with the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council and to law enforcement agencies and arson investigators. She was twice awarded Arson Prosecutor of the Year by the Arizona chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) in 2008 and 2010. Ms. Acosta currently serves as President of the Arizona chapter of IAAI. She also volunteers as a board member for the Tucson Small School Project and has mentored PCAO law clerks for years.