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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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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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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 Washington Post

Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) will today roll out the EQUAL Defense Act, a bill aimed at boosting resources for public defenders to provide more effective counsel to their clients. The 2020 presidential candidate, who has been sharply criticized for her record as California’s top …

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Sen. Kamala Harris, who spent her entire legal career as a prosecutor, will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at helping the other side of the legal scale — publicly funded defense attorneys. Harris’ bill seeks to level the playing field between …

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) unveiled Wednesday a new plan to assist public defenders financially and prevent burnout. The legislation, which has the backing of civil rights groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, …

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NBC News

WASHINGTON — California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris is known as an effective prosecutor. Now she’s unveiling legislation to help public defenders in an attempt to counter criticism she’s received as being overly aggressive in her previous job. Read …

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San Mateo Daily Journal

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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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