Mica Doctoroff is a Staff Attorney for the Criminal Justice Program at the ACLU of Northern California, where she works on statewide criminal justice legislation.
Prior to joining the ACLU, she was a staff attorney for the Post Conviction Assistance Center in Los Angeles, where she represented incarcerated individuals serving third-strike sentences. Before law school, Mica was an investigator for the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, where she investigated and challenged illegal criminal justice policies and practices in Georgia and Alabama. She also worked for Legal Services of South Central Michigan where she helped to provide free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Washtenaw County.
Mica received her bachelor’s degree in American Culture from the University of Michigan, and her law degree from UCLA School of Law. While in law school, she interned at the ACLU of Southern California and the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, participated in the Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic, and served as co-executive director of El Centro Legal, UCLA Law’s network of student-coordinated volunteer legal clinics. She graduated with a specialization in public interest law and policy, and she was awarded the Public Interest Law Fund 3L Award. Mica is a member of the California bar.