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2019 Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference 
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Thursday, June 6 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Black Public Defender Association: Why? What? How?

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The new Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) section of NLADA raises many questions, among them: Why is it needed? What does it hope to accomplish? How will it work to support improvements in public defense? This session will discuss the history and creation of the Black Public Defender Association. Presenters will focus on why the work of the new Association is needed and what they hope to accomplish in the first few years of existence. The session will also seek feedback from the defender community about the role BPDA can play in supporting your work and broader public defense reform.

Speakers
avatar for Chiquisha Robinson

Chiquisha Robinson

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Deputy Chief for the Prisoner & Reentry Legal Services (PRLS) Program
Ms. Robinson serves as the Deputy Chief for the Prisoner & Reentry Legal Services (PRLS) program in the D.C. Public Defender Service’s Community Defender Division. Before joining the Community Defender Division of PDS, Ms. Robinson was a senior attorney in the Public Defender Service’s... Read More →
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Patrice James

Founding Attorney, Still She Rises
Patrice James has spent her career tackling the inequities of the criminal justice system. Most recently, she was a founding attorney of Still She Rises, Tulsa, where she provided holistic legal representation primarily to low-income women of color, engaged in community building... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Harborview I 2nd Floor

Attendees (4)