Policies, Performance, and the Trials of Public Defense -- Living la Vida Loca NDLI 2009

San Antonio, Texas  |  Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - Thursday, June 4, 2009
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 E. Market St.  |  (210) 207-8500 (Phone)   

Public Defender Office attorneys are first criminal defense attorneys.  The training they need in substantive and procedural criminal defense is no different that that needed by private criminal defense attorneys.  They are uniquely situated, however, because of their employment in a governmental tax payer-funded office.  Chief Public Defenders, supervisors and line attorneys, as well as investigators, social workers, and paralegals, all need information and assistance with appropriately carrying out the balance between having two bosses:  the tax payer supported governmental agency by whom they are employed; and the client to whom they owe absolute allegiance.  This program, prepared by NDLI in conjunction with TCDLA and Texas Chief Public Defenders, focuses on:  the use of performance standards; internal and external communications; and transitioning from being a line attorney to being a supervisor or manager.

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