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Thursday, March 16 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
We Are All Public Defenders: Equality and Respect through Interdisciplinary Practice

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Many public defender offices are moving towards "holistic practice" and a "client-centered" approach while not making changes in office/public defense culture that are necessary for interdisciplinary practices that reflects these terms. In many federal and public defender offices, non-attorneys are not even acknowledged as "public defenders." This presentation will begin with the nuts and bolts of what holistic practice feels like day-to-day and move towards specific actions, activities and demands that public defenders can make towards creating office cultures that honor all staff as public defense professionals, and centers the client as the leading contributor to the defense team. Attendees will reflect about their own practices, what each interdisciplinary staff member brings to each defense team, and what they envision for the future of public defense through large and small group discussions.

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Vivianne Guevara

Director of Client and Mitigation Services, Federal Defenders of New York in the Eastern District
Vivianne has been a social worker in criminal and civil defense for over fifteen years and is the Director of Social Work and Mitigation at the Federal Defenders of New York in the Eastern District. Vivianne was previously an Investigator and Social Worker at the Southern Center for... Read More →
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Desiree Lassiter

Visiting Attorney Advisor, Defender Services Office, Training Division

Thursday March 16, 2023 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Room J