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December 21, 2012

Nola Tedesco Foulston: My years as district attorney

In January 1989, when I took office, I was determined that I would not disappoint the community that believed in me enough to elect the first woman as district attorney. As I surveyed the office at that time, it was pretty dismal. There was no technology, an outdated filing system, and no policies or procedures to guide in managing the overwhelming responsibilities and other critical issues presented. On the bright side, there was great potential with a staff of brilliant and talented individuals who were eager to lend a hand in making the necessary changes and improvements. These were the requirements of a “first-class prosecution office” complemented by the work of professional law enforcement agencies.

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