Watching the Watchmen: Independence, the Indigent and the Public Defender Agency at Fifty

  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

In 1969, The Alaska Legislature established the Public Defender Agency.  Part of the executive branch but separate from the Department of Law, the Agency today represents indigent Alaskans accused of crimes and faced with termination of their parental rights and with involuntary civil commitment.

Fifty years on, three former Public Defenders - Dana Fabe, Barbara Brink, and Quinlan Steiner - and David Carroll of the Sixth Amendment Center in Boston will discuss the Agency's history, its core mission, and threats to that mission.  The presentation will include comments from Alaska's first Public Defender, Victor Carlson, and a panel discussion moderated by Susan Orlansky.

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  • CLE Credit Comments: 1.5 General CLE Credits | CLE# 2019-011
  • Contact:
    Alaska State Bar