There are only 370 board certified criminal law attorneys out of approximately 85,000 attorneys in Florida.
Board certified lawyers have met The Florida Bar’s highest standards for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in Criminal Law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. Ajlani Macri began her career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Broward County Public Defender's Office.
YSRP is actively involved in the response to the Montgomery v.
Louisiana decision in Pennsylvania, and will play a leading role in supporting mitigation and reentry efforts.
She is a member of the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and in the United States Supreme Court. Her commitment to serving the community is unparalleled, and is known throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area for embracing the vision of her leader, putting the legs to that vision, and ensuring that the vision is carried out with precision and integrity.
Jud also teaches trial advocacy to law students and practicing lawyers at Temple University School of Law.
Her outstanding achievements have landed her among Who’s Who in Professional and Executive Women and awarded her the Mayor’s Trail Blazer Award for outstanding service to the District of Columbia in coordinating City Services, when she served under Mayor Anthony Williams as Senior Deputy Corporation Counsel totally re-organizing the way the District of Columbia District Attorney’s office approached affirmative litigation. Anderson has also had a stellar teaching career, and has served as Director and Associate Professor of Law at Howard University, Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in the Criminal Justice Clinic and the Prettyman Fellowship Program, and is currently a Lecturer of Law at Harvard University in the Trial Advocacy Department. Anderson is currently serving as the General Counsel and Community Development Coordinator at the Temple of Praise under the leadership of Bishop Dr. She has worked as the Executive Director of Way of the Word, CDC overseeing the establishment, development, and operations of the New Day I Transitional House for Homeless Women and Children, and New Day III Independent Living Program for Families and Veterans. She also received a Doctorate in Ecclesiastical Law from University of Phoenix School of Theology where she served for one year as interim Provost.
Jodi Anton grew up in California and graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a major in Literature and a minor in Spanish. Anton attended the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated in 1999. Anton began her career at the Office of the State Attorney in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Prior to co-founding YSRP, Joanna served as Associate Director and Staff Attorney of the Toll Public Interest Center at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Before joining the Toll Center, Joanna clerked for Judge Joel Schneider in the United States District Court of the District of New Jersey, and completed a Penn Law Postgraduate Fellowship at Juvenile Law Center, where she advanced efforts to end the practice of sentencing children to life in prison without parole.While at PDS she tried numerous cases, including the most serious felony cases.