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April 4-5, 2024 | Virtual Event

2024 ABA Public Defense Summit

Exploring Practical Implications of the Revised ABA Public Defense Principles and the National Public Defense Workload Study

The past year has seen two important developments in public defense standards. In August 2023, the ABA enacted the Revised Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System, thereby updating its core public defense standards for the needs of modern defense counsel and their clients. The following month saw the release of National Public Defense Workload Study, which employed empirical data and the consensus view of public defense experts to shed new light on the workload crisis facing defenders nationwide. This program explores how facets of these new developments will shape public defender advocacy and policy in years to come. Ethics credit have been included.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

11:45 AM-12:00 PM
Welcome Remarks
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12:00 PM-1:30 PM
New Developments in the ABA’s Revised 10 Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System and National Public Defense Workload Study
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1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Fighting Privatization and Other Budget Threats
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3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Using the National Public Defense Workload Study to Advocate for Reform
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Friday, April 5, 2024

12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Still Fighting for Independence in Federal Court
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1:45 PM-3:15 PM
New Issues in Pretrial Release
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3:30 PM-5:00 PM
New Ethical Obligations Regarding Attorney Workloads
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Disclaimer: The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for viewing videos.