Valparaiso Executive Leadership Institute participant Kira Fonteneau, hard at work. Photo (c) Lorinda Youngcourt, King County Dept. of Public Defense
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi leads a protest in response to police killings in the Bay area. Photo (c) Jeff Adachi
Melody Dernocoeur, a member of the Shelby County Public Defender's Office, describes being a public defender. Graphic (c) Celia Givens
Public defenders call attention to excessive caseloads as they organize for increased funding in Baton Rouge, LA. Photo (c) Travis Spalding/The Advocate
Paralegal Roz Porter assists a client during the Hamilton County (OH) Public Defender's twice-a-month Fresh Start Expungement Clinic.
Public Defender Mark Plaisance argues Montgomery v. Louisiana before the United States Supreme Court. Image (c) Art Lien/www.courtartist.com
Another class of public defense leaders around the country attend NAPD's annual Leadership Institute. Photo (c) Melanie Foote, Kentucky Department of Public Advcoacy
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