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Profiles in Justice: Assistant District Attorney Jessica Phillips

Pre-Trial Unit Assistant District Attorney Jessica Phillips continues to serve the Commonwealth, now remotely. Working from home, she is evaluating felony cases and negotiating pleas with defense attorneys, and making sure cases are properly listed and that negotiated pleas are implemented. ADA Phillips is also updating complainants in active and postponed cases about offers and defendants’ custody status, and making sure victims’ concerns are relayed to judges. On the phone and via teleconferencing, she is reviewing cases and working through court listings to make sure the pursuit of justice continues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Working remotely during the pandemic has been different, but very necessary. While I am used to crowded courtrooms, I know that continuing my work as an Assistant District Attorney at home remains important for the continuation of justice in our city,” Phillips says. “I love being an ADA because I am given the honor and opportunity to serve our community, aid and listen to victims of crime, and facilitate fairness. I believe it is vital to continue those efforts during this difficult time, and I will keep our city’s citizens at the forefront of my mind with each decision I make.”

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