Theshia Naidoo, Senior Staff Attorney
Theshia Naidoo is a staff attorney with the Office of Legal Affairs. She works on litigation, legislative drafting and public education efforts concerning drug policy reform, including California’s Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000. She provides legal advice, counsel and training on drug policy, including securing access to medical marijuana and promoting drug treatment instead of incarceration. She often serves as a guest speaker on criminal justice and drug policy at law schools, universities and other institutions.
Naidoo received her B.A. in political science from the University of California Berkeley and she received her J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law. Prior to joining the organization, she worked in private legal practice for nearly four years representing clients in employment law and commercial litigation matters. She left private practice to join the struggle to make drug laws and drug policies more just, more compassionate and more effective at reducing drug use and improving the health, safety and well-being of individuals, their families and communities.