History of Public Defense (coming soon)

CNEJL plans to publish here a history of public defense.
Please check back in coming months in 2021.

Gideon vs. Wainright 50 years panel, 2013
On March 15, 2013, a panel discussed the 50th anniversary of the the court decision of Gideon v. Wainwright in 1963. The panel discussed the importance of public defense and its role in the American legal system. Following were the participants, from left to right in the photo:
*Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent
*Sue Bell Cobb, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice
*William Leahy, New York State Directof of the Office of Indigent Legal Services
*Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama