Osborn Maledon welcomes new summer associates
Welcome to our four summer associates for 2020—Annabel Barraza, Angel Lockhart, Paige Scalf and Jacinda Stephens! Two come to us from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and two come from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
The goal of our Summer Program is to give each summer associate a true sense of the firm’s unique culture and what it means to be a lawyer at Osborn Maledon. Our summer associates are directly involved in our practice, including client counseling, depositions, and court proceedings, and drafting of legal documents.
All our summer associates are genuinely interested in practicing law in Arizona and are recruited from top law schools around the country. We choose our summer associates based on their academic achievements, work and leadership experience, written and oral communication skills, and service to the community. Here’s more about our 2020 summer associates:
Annabel Barraza, an Arizona native, and third-year UofA law student, has been an extern for the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office and Bowman and Brooke. She also has participated in the Workers’ Rights Clinic and is part of the Latino Law Student Association, serving as its president during her second year. Annabel serves as a managing editor for the Arizona Journal of International Comparative Law. A graduate of Scripps College, with a BA degree in Latin American and Chicano Studies, she was recognized as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and taught English at the Universidad Technológica Metropolitan in Mérida. She also worked for the Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project.
Angel Lockhart, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and second-year law student at ASU, is an active member of the John P. Morris Black Law Students Association and Christian Legal Society. She volunteers at the Arizona Legal Center, working with students and attorneys who have an interest in criminal and civil law, offering free legal triage services. She holds two BA degrees—one in Criminal Justice and the other in English–from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Prior to law school, she worked at American Express as a compliance analyst in the Financial Intelligence Unit. She and her husband moved to Arizona in 2017.
Paige Scalf, a third-year UofA law student, worked with the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the UofA, where she drafted patent applications and worked on copyright and patent litigation matters. She was a law clerk for the Pima County Public Defender’s Office during the summer of 2019 and writes for the Arizona Law Review. Prior to law school, Paige had a career as a cognitive neuroscientist. She was an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychology at the UofA and Durham University in the United Kingdom. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign. Paige and her husband and their children live in Tucson.
Jacinda Stephens is a second-year ASU law student who grew up as an expatriate in Mongolia and India before returning to the U.S. to complete her undergraduate studies. At ASU, she is the vice president of Liberty Project, an organization that advocates for women’s rights and she is also an active member of the Women’s Law Students’ Association and the Asian Pacific American Law Students’ Association. She holds a BA in English with a minor in psychology and law from the University of Southern California. Prior to law school, Jacinda spent a year teaching AP Literature and Math to middle school and high school students in Mongolia.