A Night to Celebrate
October 20, 2022
The 2022 A Night to Celebrate gala will be held on October 20, 2022 from 6-10PM EST in New York, NY! It will be held at the premier event venue Manhattan Penthouse. The theme is Building the Bridge Towards Equitable Justice.
Two incredible individuals within the Greater New York City area will be recognized at this event. Justine Harris, Partner at Sher Tremonte LLP will receive the 2022 Ian Yankwitt Equalizer Award and Vincent Southerland, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law will receive the 2022 Champion of the Community Award.
The event will also allow for fun and fellowship! Featuring performances by Will Healy, Joel Leon, & Nick Zork to keep you on your toes, while you enjoy the open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres. You don’t want to miss it!
All support goes towards Gideon’s Promise programming and supportive services to aid public defenders.
Women’s Thought Panel: Keeping the Promise of Justice Alive for Our Communities
The Gathering Spot
7:00pm - 8:00 pm
For Gideon’s Promise Week 2021, we presented, Women’s Thought Leadership Panel: Keeping the Promise of Justice Alive for Our Communities hosted by The Gathering Spot. This free, virtual event was moderated by Mo Ivory and featured an all-star panel of Black women leaders across public defense, corporate, and nonprofit spaces. Panelists included, Head of Global Brand Experiences at Ford Motor Company, Rajoielle “Raj” Register; Founder and Chief Executive Office of Why Not Prosper, Rev. Dr. Michelle Anne Simmons; and Assistant Public Defender for Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit, Andrenette Sullivan.View Event Details
Future Indigent Defense Leaders Program
San Antonio, TX
April 23 - May 7
The Texas Future Indigent Defense Leaders (FIDL) program is an innovative partnership between Gideon’s Promise, the Harris County Public Defender’s Office, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), and the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. This year, 30 lawyers will have the opportunity to be a part of history, as the inaugural Texas FIDL class. This three-year program begins with a two-week CORE 101 new defender training, which will be taught in three segments: the ethics and professionalism of public defense, pretrial practice and trial preparation, and trial advocacy and persuasion. This “boot camp” will be held from April 23rd through May 7th in San Antonio. Special thanks to our national partner, Arnold Ventures, for aiding in the execution of this historic moment.View Event Details
Winter Training Institute 2021
11AM - 6PM
Gideon’s Promise is delighted to announce that we are hosting our very first, Virtual Winter Institute! This year Winter Institute 2021 will be held virtually from January 22-23, 2021. Registration is now open! For additional information, please contact [email protected] All Gideon’s Promise current class members, alumni, partner office leaders are invited to attend.View Event Details
Summer Institute 2022
July 16, 2022 - July 30, 2022
Summer Institute is a two-week program that Gideon’s Promise offers to our growing public defender community. This annual program brings together public defenders from all over the country to sharpen their legal skills as they provide support to vulnerable populations. Summer Institute provides training to defenders who are in different stages of their careers.View Event Details
A Night to Celebrate 2022
New York, NY
October 20, 2022 l 6PM - 10PM
Gideon’s Promise will host the 5th annual fundraiser, A Night to Celebrate in New York City! A Night to Celebrate recognizes outstanding individuals in the Greater New York area working to improve the criminal justice system. The awards given out during this ceremony will be the 2022 Ian Yankwitt Equalizer Award, and 2022 Champion of the Community Award. It’s always a pleasure when we get to recognize individuals that are changing the status quo of our criminal legal system!View Event Details
Leadership Summit 2022
July 15 - July 17
Gideon’s Promise Leadership Summits are three-day trainings held in July and January of each year. Each Leadership Summit provides a forum for new and experienced Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, and other key leadership committed to supporting a standard of client-centered representation to collaborate and share best practices.View Event Details
Summer Session 2022
July 15 - July 17
Gideon’s Promise Summer Session is a three-day trainings held annually in July. Summer Session gives us an opportunity for Gideon's Promise “Returners” and Alumni to continue to hone their trial skills. Summer Session provides current CORE 101 members who have completed their initial two-week training and are continuing to matriculate through the CORE 101 training (aka “Returners”) with ongoing training and support. Gideon’s Promise alumni who have completed their CORE 101 program are able to attend follow-up training, based on their needs.View Event Details
Jazzed for Justice
Villa Lamar l 801 West Paces Ferry Rd.
We are delighted to host a fundraising event for Gideon’s Promise on December 8th, 2022 at 6:30PM. “Jazzed for Justice,” holiday party will be held at the historic Villa Lamar, home of Ed and Judy Garland, longtime supporters and friends of the organization. This event will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres & delicious cocktails all night! Attendees will also enjoy a mini concert performed by renown saxophonist/arranger, Antoine GibsonView Event Details
NFL Presents: Empowering Communities Through Representation
Join the National Football League, Metropolitan Family Services, and Gideon’s Promise for a virtual conversation – NFL Presents: Empowering Communities Through Representation, hosted by the NFL through Inspire Change, the league’s social justice platform focused on reducing barriers to opportunity.View Event Details
Igniting Change 2023
March 23, 2023 l 7PM - 10PM
Gideon’s Promise will host our annual Atlanta fundraiser, Igniting Change! Disrupting mass incarceration really feels this good! Join us for our annual fundraising event for an evening of connection, storytelling, and reform.View Event Details