District Attorney's Office
Elimination of BiasChristopher Arriola published a commentary in the Los Angeles Times and an article in La Raza Law Journal, as well as helped to create a Emmy Award Winning PBS documentary about a landmark Latino school desegregation case in Southern California, Mendez v. Westminster (1947). Mr. Arriola is a Past President of the SCCBA and Past President of the California La Raza Lawyers Association, a statewide association representing over 2,000 Latino attorneys. He has also served on numerous boards and commissions, most recently sitting on Senator Boxer's Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee and the State Bar Council on Access and Fairness. Mr. Arriola graduated from Stanford University in 1992 and Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California Berkeley in 1995. After law school, Mr. Arriola went to work for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and was assigned to try cases in the South Central Judicial District of the County in Compton. Mr. Arriola is now a Deputy District Attorney at the Santa Clara County at the District Attorney's Office in San Jose, California. He has worked on various assignments ranging from General Felonies and the Community Prosecution Unit to the Three Strikes and the Juvenile Wards Units. He is currently assigned to the Sexual Assault Team doing Felony Trials.