events

A Night to Celebrate 2022

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.

Related Events

Mar

15

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

Apr

27

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

Jan

22

Winter Training Institute 2021

Virtual

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

Jul

16

Summer Institute 2022

Atlanta, GA

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

Oct

20

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

Jul

15

Leadership Summit 2022

Atlanta, GA

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

Jul

15

Summer Session 2022

Atlanta, GA

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

Protecting This Promise

You don't have to be a public defender to protect the promise of zealous counsel for all. Your monthly contribution--no matter the amount--will directly impact the fate of a defendant who didn't know they needed you.