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The Washington Post

″People tend to think most of what a public defender does happens in front of a judge,” says Jon Rapping, president and founder of the nonprofit public defender advocacy organization Gideon’s Promise. “But being a good attorney means communicating with …

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Brennan Center for Justice

Conduct training to improve indigent defense culture: As reforms are achieved, they must be accompanied by regular training in order to ensure that embedded harmful practices do not continue once more resources are available. The training should encourage indigent defense …

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Vox

Public defenders are notoriously overworked, underpaid, and constantly juggling an overwhelming caseload. As a startling New York Times story found this past January, one attorney in Louisiana was working 194 felony cases, while another was balancing 413. Lawyers in certain places are …

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Daily Report

Gideon’s Promise has added white-collar defense veteran Charles Clayman of New York boutique Clayman & Rosenberg to its board. Read Full Article  …

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The Washington Informer

Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) on Wednesday introduced the Ensuring Quality Access to Legal Defense (EQUAL Defense) Act of 2019. The legislation aims to support public defender systems, which are straining to uphold the constitutional right to counsel for indigent …

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U.S. News & World Report

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California is introducing legislation, including a $250 million grant program, to ease the burden on public defenders around the country. Read Full Article …

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The Daily Kos

Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential candidate who was once a powerful California prosecutor, is introducing legislation to help the other side—the public defenders. Her legislation is intended to make sure publicly funded defense attorneys have a level playing field …

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The Mercury News

As public defenders around the country face steep workloads and decreasing resources, a new bill introduced by California Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris would help boost their funding. Harris’ bill would give $250 million in federal funds each year …

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MSN.com

California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate for president, will unveil a new bill Wednesday that promises to provide hundreds of millions in new funding for public defenders. Harris’ EQUAL Defense Act would allocate $250 million to establish workload limits for public …

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National Post

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California is introducing legislation, including a $250 million grant program, to ease the burden on public defenders around the country. Read Full Article  …

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