Materials for The Defender Initiative 8th Annual Conference on Public Defense: Defenders—Effecting Change, for Clients and for the Courts


Session 1 - Big Lawsuits and "Small" Crimes: National and State Developments

Session 2 - How Defenders Can Challenge Money Bail and Detaining Poor People Pre-Trial

Session 3 - Trying Cases and Making Motions with an Eye Toward Appeal

Session 4 - Juror Implicit Bias: The Race-Conscious, Not Color-Blind Approach

Session 5 - Alternative sentencing, diversion and restorative justice

Session 6 - Being Creative and Effective with Expert Witnesses-How to Find, Pay, Prepare, and Get Them Admitted

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