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Thursday, March 16 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Collaborative and Creative Defender Advocacy Outside of Court

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How can public defenders leverage our perspective and expertise inside of court to build multidimensional, story-driven advocacy campaigns and contribute to movements outside of court to change the law, policies, and practices that devastate the people and communities we serve?

Zealous leaders will kick off the seven-session Zealous training and education track at NAPD 2023 with an overview of what systemic defender advocacy and communications looks like, why it’s important, and specific case studies of the most effective and ethical uses of defender advocacy over the last several years.

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Scott Hechinger

Founder & Director, Zealous
For nearly a decade, Scott served as a public defender in Brooklyn, representing people charged with crimes who couldn’t afford an attorney, but also long shared his perspective as a public defender outside of court in a variety of media to shift the narrative and drive systemic... Read More →
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Alexzandria Poole

Director of Defender Initiatives, Zealous
Alexz has spent her legal career serving as a public defender in New York City and Detroit. During her time as a public defender, she also played an integral role in a number of projects outside of the courtroom which include Know Your Rights training for both New York immigrant communities... Read More →

Thursday March 16, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room I