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Kate Chatfield

Kate Chatfield, Senior Advisor for Legislation and Policy, is the former Policy Director at Re:store Justice. There she was the lead drafter and organizer for California’s Senate Bill 1437, which amended California’s felony murder rule and other common law doctrines related to accomplice liability for homicides. Kate wrote the Guidebook for Petitioners and continues to train attorneys and jurists in implementing this reform.  Prior to this, Kate directed the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law Clinic at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she trained students to represent indigent clients in the trial court and in parole hearings. Kate was a criminal defense attorney, representing clients in trial and appellate courts, both in private practice and at the Office of the State Public Defender. Kate attended law school at night, starting when her daughters were 3 and 6 years old.  She graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2006.