Attorney Harold knew from a very early age that he wanted to work as a public defender. While Sam was in college at Rutgers University he volunteered at a New York City agency that represented indigent people charged with violating the conditions of their parole. At that job, Sam learned about the flawed prison system which helped shape his own beliefs surrounding criminal justice.
After college, Sam enrolled himself at Boston College Law School where he took every opportunity to work in the public interest. During the summer after his first year of law school, Sam volunteered at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Youth Advocacy Division. There, Sam assisted in the defense of indigent juvenile clients facing delinquency and youthful offender proceedings.
The following summer, Sam worked at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office helping represent indigent adults charged with felonies and misdemeanors. While at SFPD Sam assisted several attorneys in their motion practice and second-chaired several misdemeanor jury trials.
After graduating from BC Law Sam eagerly accepted an offer to join CPCS at the Plymouth County Trial Office.