Public Defense

The Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID) is working to improve public defense systems nationwide.

Standards & Policies

Summit on Public Defense

The Summit provides an opportunity for all members of the criminal justice community, as well as leaders of state and local bars, to learn about issues at the forefront of public defense.

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Public Defense News

News and news archives available at Email Malia Brink at with news, jobs, events, or subscription requests.


Find additional indigent criminal defense resources, including links to related ABA groups and committees, publications and standards, and other organizations devoted to improving indigent criminal defense systems.

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