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

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Public Defense News

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Here is the public defense news June 28-July 11:

The American Bar Endowment has released information on its Opportunity Grant Program. We encourage all public defense organizations to review the information and consider applications for appropriate projects.

Opinion: The year of the public defender

The census case shows why we need a defender general

Digital jail: How electronic monitoring drives defendants into debt

The problem with Tiffany Caban and the new cult of ‘progressive prosecutors’

More than law: Family defense attorneys as relationship builders


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