Laporte, Elizabeth D. (1953-)

Elizabeth D. Laporte grew up in the 1960s during a time when African Americans were struggling for civil rights. She admired Martin Luther King Jr. and was inspired to do something with her life to defend civil rights. In 1977 Elizabeth graduated from Princeton University and worked for the Federal Trade Commission. In 1979 she graduated from Yale Law School. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and clerked for Judge Marilyn Hall Patel from 1982 to 1983. In 1983 she joined the litigation firm of Turner & Brorby, where she focused on civil rights, employment, consumer, First Amendment, and environmental law. From 1991 to 1996 she was employed by the State Department of Insurance, where she decided to become a jurist. Finally, on ...

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