Local woman passes bar exam
by Patterson Irrigator
Mar 08, 2012 | 423 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sulma Guzman, a Patterson High School Class of 2002 graduate, became a member of the State Bar of California in December, passing the exam on her first try.

Guzman graduated from University of California Hastings College of the Law with the Class of 2011. She interned in the San Francisco District Attorney’s office and received multiple awards for public service.

After graduation from high school, Guzman earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2006 from California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, where she completed the honors program and participated in three Model United Nations competitions.

She was an executive fellow for the 2006-07 year and was placed in the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The Capitol Fellows Program is a program operated by the governor’s office and California State University, Sacramento, that is designed to expose civic-minded individuals to state government. Guzman was one of 18 participants selected from 400 applicants.

Guzman lives in Patterson, where she collaborates with the Patterson High School after-school program by teaching students about the intricacies of the criminal justice system.

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