Public Defense

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

Statement on the Passing of Norman Lefstein

Statement on the Passing of Norman Lefstein

The ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, the ABA Criminal Justice Section and the ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice join together to mourn the passing of Norman Lefstein, who died in Indianapolis, IN on August 29, 2019.

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