Paula Canny

Law Office of Paula Canny
Burlingame California 94010

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840 Hinckley Road
Burlingame, California, 94010
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Paula Canny is a zealous advocate of people from all walks of life in all type of cases.ÿ She loves her clients.ÿ She loves her causes.ÿ

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula has over 40 years of legal experience and a life experience that spans far beyond courtrooms.ÿ Her first and still abiding passion is State court criminal defense ? defending people charged with crimes in any of California?s 58 Counties.

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula Canny has tried virtually every kind of criminal case; from DUI cases, to trespass, theft, drug charges to murder ? you name it she has done it.

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Over the years, Paula came to understand the institutional failings of the Californiaÿ Criminal Justice System.ÿ She now works to reform the California Criminal Justice System.ÿ

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula advocates for the humane treatment of jail inmates by bringing lawsuits against California Counties and the State of California.ÿ Paula filed lawsuits against various California Counties to require Sheriffs to provide menstrual products to women inmates without charge.ÿ It took two years of work.ÿ Paula won.ÿ Paula led the same charge in Oregon and Hawaii.ÿ Now women inmates in all West coast states receive free access to the menstrual products of their choice.

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula helps persons suffering from serious mental illness and their families in dealing with the legal system.ÿ Over her years in practice, Paula has witnessed the profound increase in mentally ill people being swept up by the criminal justice system.ÿ She has defended mentally ill people charged with crimes.ÿ She has sued Counties for their illegal treatment of mentally ill treatment inmates obtaining millions of dollars in settlements.

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula believes mental illness is a public health issue not a criminal justice problem.ÿ Paula finds it cruel and absurd that jails and prisons house more mentally ill people than hospitals.

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula is a gifted public speaker, a no nonsense truth teller with a great sense of humor.ÿ She is a frequent legal commentator on local television and radio.ÿ She has provided commentary on all types of cases for all major media outlets.

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula is actively involved in various social justice organizations.ÿ She loves the Khumbu region of Nepal and supports the American Himalayan Foundation and the Stop Girl Trafficking Program.

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula?s personal life and professional career are based on her desire to help people ? to be of service.ÿ Paula never gives up and always tries to be grateful.ÿ These attitudes shape her approach to practicing law and life.ÿ

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula is also licensed to practice law in Hawaii and Federal Courts.

ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Paula attended Georgetown Visitation in Washington, D.C. for high school; Hamilton College (Kirkland) in Clinton, New York for College and the University of San Francisco School of Law for her J.D.

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