ATJ National Law School Tour
Answering the Call: Serving Your Community in Public Defense
About the Program
As part of its mission to support public defense, and in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. DOJ’s Office for Access to Justice (ATJ) is launching a national law school tour to elevate public defender career opportunities and spotlight defender opportunities in STAR (small, Tribal, and rural) communities.
ATJ Director Rachel Rossi is joining local public defense leaders and practitioners to speak to law students and undergraduates about pursuing careers in public defense. Speakers will address the critical need for public defenders, the future of public defense in their community, the benefits and challenges of working in public defense, and advice for building a sustainable and rewarding career.
List of Events
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
NACDL envisions a society where all individuals receive fair, rational, and humane treatment within the criminal legal system. NACDL’s mission is to serve as a leader, alongside diverse coalitions, in identifying and reforming flaws and inequities in the criminal legal system, and redressing systemic racism, and ensuring that its members and others in the criminal defense bar are fully equipped to serve all accused persons at the highest level.
NACDL is committed to enhancing the capacity of the criminal defense bar to safeguard fundamental constitutional rights. NACDL harnesses the unique perspectives of NACDL members to advocate for policy and practice improvements in the criminal legal system.
When you belong to NACDL, you take a step toward enhancing your own career through the networking, peer support, and educational tools NACDL provides. Visit NACDL.org to find out how to join.