Left of Law School – Episode 3: New Wave Public Defenders

Many law students who care about serving historically marginalized and oppressed groups of people consider public defense work at some point while pursuing their JD. Jonathan Rapping, founder of Gideon’s Promise, says public defenders are carrying out modern civil rights …

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The Plight of the Public Defender

  Racial injustices in the criminal justice system are front of mind for many people today, but one element of that system is not discussed nearly enough, says author Jonathan Rapping, and that’s public defenders. Jonathan is a criminal defense …

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Keeping the Promise of Equity for All People

  Atlanta, GA –  May 18, 2021 – We are excited that the Biden Administration recognizes the important role the federal government must play in ensuring that our nation’s highest ideals are realized and that the Constitution’s mandates are enforced. …

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Gideon’s Promise Welcomes 10 New LSPP Fellows

  Atlanta, GA – April 22, 2021 – Gideon’s Promise, a public defender organization dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system by improving the quality of legal representation for low-income individuals, is thrilled to announce our 2021 Law School Partnership …

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