Biography

For the past 15 years, Jacque has worked with or mentored USF law students in the Criminal and Racial Justice Clinics. A senior trial lawyer at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, he serves as the growth and development training director, working with new attorneys, running the intern program, coordinating office training, and handling post-conviction cases.

As a trial attorney, Jacque helped reform California’s felony murder rule though the passage of SB 1437. SB 1437 significantly narrowed the felony murder rule and has helped many unjustly sentenced individuals gain their freedom. He also mentors hundreds of high school, college and law students through the San Francisco Public Defender’s Court Watch program, and is co-founder of Advocates For Justice, a non-profit organization that fights for social, economic and criminal justice.

Education
Golden Gate University School Of Law, JD, 2000
California State University Stanislaus, BA in Criminal Justice, 1997
Experience
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Practice Clinic
Growth and Training Director, San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Managing Attorney Paralegal Unit, San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Managing Attorney Intern and Fellow Program, San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Senior Trial Attorney, San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Expertise
Felony Murder
Covid 19 in Jails
Criminal Discovery Litigation
Research
Felony Murder
Bail
Covid 19 in Jails and Prisons
Racial Justice
Criminal Discovery
Awards & Distinctions

Julian Bond Community Service Award, N.A.A.C.P., 2019

Living the Dream Award, Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights, 2018

Champions of Educational Justice Award, C.R.L.A., 2018

Martin Luther King Legacy Award, M.J.C., 2018

Crystal Clear Community Service Award, Staff of Life Ministries, 2018