Start Date: 10/11/2019 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/11/2019 3:30 PM EDT
The public value of public defense…Reflections
October 11, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes
Webinar Faculty: Ed Monahan
About the Webinar:
We all know public defenders exist because of the constitutional right to counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. This principle of our Constitution is what drives our passion for our work for clients. But that guarantee isn’t valued by as many as we’d hope. I have had to learn this lesson over and over on a journey of many failures. Learning from my failures has brought me to a place to proclaim the public value of public defense. I will share 10 things I have learned along the way, amidst my failures.
About the Faculty:
Ed is a criminal defense consultant and trainer doing program evaluation and consulting with public defense programs, training public defenders and criminal defense lawyers. He began as a public defender in 1976 and was Kentucky's public advocate from 2008 - 2017. He is co-author with Jim Clark, Ph.D. LCSW; Dean and Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University of "Tell the Client's Story: Mitigation in Criminal and Death Penalty Cases" American Bar Association (2017). As Chief Defender, Ed worked to communicate the public value of public defense on issues that included representation at first appearance, pretrial release advocacy, criminal justice reform.