Sisters in Crime Los Angeles is a chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our passion for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We welcome mystery lovers from anywhere, who share an interest in the Los Angeles mystery community.
Next Chapter Meeting: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Guest Speaker: Lee J. Stonum
Many of us cut our courtroom mystery teeth on the quick wits and barely-legal tricks of Perry Mason, but today’s readers are far more savvy. From plea bargains to cross-examinations, Defense Attorney Lee J. Stonum will talk about what it’s really like to defend people, navigate the legal system, and work for justice. Got questions? Lee’s got answers.
Lee J. Stonum was born in Cleveland, Ohio. That is not basic biographic filler. Cleveland made Mr. Stonum what he is today: a champion of the underdog who brings a blue collar work ethic to his work as a criminal defense attorney.
After completing his Bachelors and Juris Doctorate at New York University, Mr. Stonum began his legal career in the civil arena as a litigation associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. He quickly realized that the world and clients of big law were not what his legal talents were meant to serve. In 2005, he became a public defender, first with the Riverside County Public Defender and then with the Orange County Alternate Defender.
Thirteen years later, he is one of the youngest Senior Deputies in the history of the Orange County Alternate Defender’s Office. At just 38 years old, a veteran of more than 60 jury trials from misdemeanors to murders, he has earned a reputation as one of the fiercest and most respected litigators in California.
Mr. Stonum lectures throughout the state on a variety of trial skills including cross examination, defending gang charges, and the use of experts. He is a fan of the oxford comma, music of all genres, and every Cleveland sports team.
Featured Reader: Jill Amadio
Like Tosca Trevant, the amateur sleuth in her crime series set on Balboa Island, Jill Amadio hails from St. Ives, Cornwall but is nowhere near as grumpy or unwittingly hilarious as her character. Jill was a reporter in Spain, Thailand, and Colombia, and a crime reporter in the United States. She writes a monthly column for the UK-based MysteryPeople ezine, and freelances for My Cornwall magazine. She is a member of Crime Writers Association (UK), Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild. She lives in Orange County where it hardly ever rains, much to Brit Tosca Trevant’s annoyance.
Learn more on her website: http://jillamadiomysteries.com/
All meetings are at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena CA 91030
2:00-2:30 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
2:30-4:00 p.m. Program
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