The public value of public defense…Reflections

  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: National Association for Public Defense
  • Criminal
  • Speech
  • Pro Bono Program/Legal Services Organization

Heather Hall - Development & Engagement Director, National Association for Public Defense.  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.