Since joining the City of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office in October 2011, Lolita Francisco has been a great asset to the office.
Lolita is trained to perform a variety of attorney support functions and she works diligently to ensure that her work is accurate and timely.
Lolita has been recognized for bringing a case with a fast approaching statute of limitations expiration to the attention of an attorney. Without Lolita's attention to detail and willingness to go the extra step, the opportunity to file charges may have been missed, leaving a victim with limited relief.
The team is most appreciative of Lolita's flexibility and dependability. Working the Initial Appearance Court Docket is an intense and demanding assignment. The volume of work is unpredictable, the time to prepare each case for review by an attorney is extremely limited, and working cooperatively with the prosecutor is required. Although it is not her regular assignment, when she is needed, Lolita is able to successfully complete the assignment efficiently and with a high level of professionalism. In addition, when asked to adjust her weekly schedule to work the Initial Appearance Court Docket on the weekend, Lolita gracefully agrees.
Lolita is dependable, proficient, helpful and an invaluable member of our team.
Megan Spielman and Arlene Ruiz
La Paz County is able to provide a full array of meaningful services to victims of crime for two reasons: Megan Spielman and Arlene Ruiz.
Victim Advocate Megan Spielman, champion of victims' rights, is a compassionate liaison between victims and the criminal justice system. She has become the voice for crime victims in La Paz County. Arlene Ruiz, the Advocate's Assistant, works tirelessly ensuring compliance with state mandates, allowing Ms. Spielman time for one-on-one support to victims.
Both are dedicated to assisting victims, always available to talk, and eager to learn. They are committed to the idea that victims must not be 'left behind at the crime scene,' but empowered through education and support to exercise their constitutional rights. Their innovative approach to creating programs and providing services has made the La Paz County Attorney's Victim Services Division a means of going above and beyond meeting mandates to meeting needs.