Event Calendar

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Women in Public Defense: Have Gender Bias and the Glass Ceiling been shattered in the #Me Too Era?

Start Date: 11/26/2019 1:30 PM EST
End Date: 11/26/2019 3:00 PM EST


Organization Name: NAPD

Contact:
Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: N/A

Women in Public Defense: Have Gender Bias and the Glass Ceiling been shattered in the #Me Too Era?

November 26, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Eastern, 90 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Phyllis Subin

About the Webinar:    Women in Public Defense: Have Gender Bias and the Glass Ceiling been shattered in the #Me Too Era?

About the Faculty:  Phyllis H. Subin, Esq., is a nationally recognized justice systems leadership and development consultant, program evaluator, educator and trainer, who currently serves as the executive director for the Pennsylvania Coalition for Justice, an advocacy and policy effort to bring Pennsylvania’s county funded indigent defense legal representation delivery system into compliance with the American Bar Association’s Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System (2002). She also has her own consulting firm and works nationally on numerous adult and juvenile justice system policy, leadership, strategic planning, and training issues.

Ms. Subin has also served as a strategic planner, management and training consultant with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she spent over twenty years practicing trial and appellate law and was the Association’s first Director of Training and Recruitment. For many years, she was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law teaching an integrated evidence and trial advocacy two semester course, and she has taught for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and many other state, federal and county public defender offices. She has directed and taught Train the Trainer programs, as well as Management and Leadership programs for the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association for Public Defense, and public defender state, county and federal offices. A former elected board member of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, she is a founding member of the National Association for Public Defense and the American Council of Chief Public Defenders, and she has written national standards for public defender systems. She is a founder and past chair of the National Alliance of Indigent Defense Educators, and she has been a qualified trainer for the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Ms. Subin founded the Criminal Defense Clinical Program at the University of New Mexico School of Law and was an Assistant Professor when New Mexico’s Governor appointed her chief public defender for the state’s public defense legal representation system. She was a member of the Governor’s criminal justice cabinet, and served on numerous policy task forces and commissions, including ten years on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Commission where she worked on a variety of juvenile justice issues, including gender responsive/trauma informed services for girls in the delinquency system.