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January 2020

Winter Training Institute

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020
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After completing the Summer Training Institute, participants join the larger Gideon’s Promise community every six months for follow-up meetings.  These semiannual gatherings offer a selection of training sessions that: Build on the foundational lessons introduced at the Summer Institute Advanced…

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Leadership Summit

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Current public defense industry leaders assemble to identify solutions to resolve challenges their lawyers encounter as they apply the values-based strategies and tactics of the Gideon’s Promise program model. Topics below are facilitated by our faculty: Organizational culture and indigent…

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March 2020

Igniting Change

March 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
595 North Event Center, 595 North Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 United States
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As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely, we are taking everyone’s well-being and comfortability into consideration. The 2020 Igniting Change Black & White Affair is postponed until further notice. We truly thank everyone for their kind support and…

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April 2020

Trainer Development Program

April 15, 2020 - April 19, 2020
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 1422 W. Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

This program is meant for public defender supervisors, trainers and law school clinicians interested in learning the Gideon’s Promise curriculum and interested in learning strategies to effectively teach and mentor public defenders working in more challenging systems. There are two…

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June 2020

Public Defenders on the Frontlines

June 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 pm EST, Gideon’s Promise is hosting a Zoom virtual event, “Public Defenders on the Frontlines.” This panel discussion will feature four Gideon’s Promise public defenders across the nation who will speak about the new…

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July 2020

Between the Lines of Sports and Criminal Justice

July 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

On July 29th Gideon’s Promise hosted “Between the Lines of Sports and Criminal Justice”. This virtual panel discussion featured 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee, Champ Bailey; Houston Rockets Thabo Sefolosha; ESPN Writer and Contributor, Domonique Foxworth and Starbucks Global…

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Summer Institute 2020

July 31, 2020 - August 16, 2020

2020 Summer Training Institute Cancelled It is with deep regret that Gideon’s Promise announces that cancellation of our 2020 Summer Training Institute. Please check our website for future updates regarding a virtual public defender conference.

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October 2020

A Night to Celebrate 2020

October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    We are delighted to announce that we are taking A Night to Celebrate virtual this year! On October 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST get ready for our annual celebration as we highlight outstanding public defenders dedicated to…

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January 2021

Winter Institute 2021

January 22 @ 11:00 am - January 23 @ 3:30 pm

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…

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March 2021

Igniting Change 2021

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Gideon's Promise, the NFL, and NFL Foundation on Thursday, March 25th for Igniting Change 2021! Gideon’s Promise has collaborated with the NFL’s Social Justice Initiative, 'Inspire Change' for a free virtual event in a joint effort to fight for…

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