Register now for this FREE R2C Webinar: "The Face of Gideon: A Conversation with Public Defenders and Former Clients"
March 18, 2018 marks the anniversary of Gideon vs. Wainright, the landmark unanimous 1963 Supreme Court decision requiring states to provide public defenders to people accused of crimes who cannot afford to pay a private attorney. Fifty-five years after Gideon, with over two million people incarcerated in the United States, many of whom are indigent, public defenders are more critical than ever. Despite significant victories by the Right to Counsel National Campaign (R2C) and its partners, the Supreme Court’s mandate of effective representation for every accused person whose liberty is at stake is largely unfunded and unrealized. American University’s Justice Programs Office is excited to invite you to participate in our hour-long R2C webinar. Former public defender Zoë Root will moderate a candid conversation between public defenders and clients to explore how the Gideon decision shapes the criminal justice experiences of accused people, and the advocates who defend them.
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