Public Defense

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

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Here is the public defense news May 17-23:

Georgetown Law Center professors teaching a practicum course in Criminal Justice Technology, Policy and Law are looking for justice system partners with discrete policy and practice challenges for which the small groups in the class can design prototype solutions.  This is a great opportunity for some free assitance!  Please read the Partner Request for more information.  Deadline for applications is June 14th.


States address the public defender crisis

Opinion: Equal justice depends on properly funding public defenders


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