Juval Scott

Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia
Work 210 First Street SW, Suite 400 Roanoke VA 24011 TPI Attendance: June, 2007
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JUVAL O. SCOTT is the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia, which has three offices in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Abingdon. She has also taught Criminal Procedure Adjudication as an adjunct professor at the Washington & Lee School of Law. Prior to her appointment as Federal Public Defender, she was an Attorney Advisor with the Training Division of the Defender Services Office in Washington, DC. Before joining the Training Division, she was an Assistant Federal Defender in the Milwaukee office of the Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, Inc. and with the Indiana Federal Community Defenders in Indianapolis, Indiana. In her former life, Juval worked as an associate in a small firm primarily handling criminal, personal injury, and family law matters; a deputy prosecutor for the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office in Lafayette, Indiana; and as Associate General Counsel for a private investigation firm focusing on trademark litigation. She has also served as Judge Pro Tempore in the Marion County Criminal Courts.

Juval received her law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. She regularly teaches at local CJA panel trainings and programs sponsored by the Defender Services Office Training Division, as well as The National Criminal Defense College, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and its state affiliates, and other organizations dedicated to criminal legal and reform issues.

She is a voracious reader, avid traveler, and trivia addict that savors moments with friends and family, especially her husband Randle and their three sons Charles, Mason, and Zion. She is also a freedom fighter, unwavering supporter of equal rights, and believer in redemption.


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