Norma Aguilar

Federal Defenders of San Diego
Work 225 Broadway, Suite 900 San Diego CA 92101 TPI Attendance: July, 2010
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Norma Aguilar is the Training Director at Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. She began working at Federal Defenders after graduating from Berkeley Law School in 2000. As the Training Director, Norma helps develop various substantive law and skills-based training programs. Norma has taught at national conferences on a variety of substantive federal law issues. In addition to serving faculty with the National Criminal Defense College, she also serves as faculty at the Trial Skills Academy program offered by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Norma is a fluent-Spanish speaker and has taught at various Spanish-language trial skills programs in the United States, Mexico and Argentina. Before becoming the Training Director, Norma was a Trial Team Leader. In that capacity, she helped guide and mentor newer attorneys while litigating her own cases. She has tried various types of federal offenses from immigration, drug, sex-trafficking, fraud and others. Norma has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seven times.