Clementine “CC” Conde is a native Floridian who grew up in Hollywood, Florida. Born to a Columbian mother and Italian father, “CC” is proud of her diverse background. “CC” attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating from U of M, “CC” went on to attend Law School at Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts. While attending law school, “CC” interned at a Disability Law Clinic in Northampton, Massachusetts. It was during this internship that she developed her desire to help those in need take on the legal system.
After graduating from Law School in 1991, “CC” returned home to Florida to take the Florida Bar. Shortly after being sworn in as a member of the Bar in 1992, she accepted a clerkship in Miami and was a Judicial Law Clerk for the late Honorable Salmon in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Dade County. Her responsibilities included research and assisting with the writing of criminal appeals for a three judge panel. After the clerkship ended, “CC” accepted a position with the Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender’s Office. “CC” worked exclusively in the Pasco County Office of the Public Defender for almost thirteen years. While working for the Public Defender, “CC “was voted Attorney of The Year for 2005 and was also a senior trial instructor for the Advanced Public Defender College. It was during her tenure at the Public Defender’s Office that she gained the skills to become a top notch litigator in Pasco County. She was the senior litigator handling death penalty cases as well as DUI Manslaughter and other serious felony cases.
While at the Pasco Public Defenders’ Office, “CC” volunteered for many causes including the Judges in Schools, dropout