worked for 11 years as a law clerk and project attorney in a small civil practice that served low income and disadvantaged citizens.  During law school, she was a substitute teacher in Long Beach Unified School District.  She was a law clerk for the Community Legal Services of Los Angeles, for the Domestic Violence Clinic at the Superior Court of California in Norwalk, and for the Honorable David O. Carter, now a Federal Judge.  In the spring of 1996, she worked as a Certified Law Clerk for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.  She served as a congressional intern in the City of Long Beach, for the United States House of Representatives, and as a District Office Field Representative for the California State Assembly.  She began her career as a criminal defense attorney with the Public Defenders’ Office and then joined a large, corporate firm in the civil defense area.  Ms. Dobson has been in private practice since December of 2006 and is a native of Long Beach, California.