Public Defenders

Kansas Federal Defender

Coverage of the 10th Circuit, sentencing rulings and content relevant to public defenders.

Landsberg Law Office

"Hawaii and the Law through my eyes." Blog is written from the perspective of a criminal defense attorney. Topics include famous criminal cases such as the Casey Anthony murder trial and Dominique Strauss-Kahn's rape trial.

Mommy Madness

"Life and times of a working mother." Among her posts are her "Lawliss" podcasts.

Ninth Circuit Blog

Commentary and summaries of cases before the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

One Good Turn

"Check in here for news, views and musings from Baker Donelson's Pro Bono Shareholder, with contributions from other pro bono attorneys from time to time, about the firm's adventures in pro bono. At Baker Donelson, we encourage our attorneys to use their legal skills to do "good turns" for those in need, and for their communities. And, as they say, one good turn deserves another..."

Partida for the People

"This blog introduces criminal law concepts in an easily understood manner. The blog provides quick and easy information for the busy practitioner. The non-lawyer interested in the criminal law is invited to listen in while lawyers talk shop."

Preaching to the Choir

"My opinions are my own, but the world would be a better place if everybody agreed with me." Posts discuss constitutional and evidence issues in high-profile criminal trials.

Public Defender Dude

Discussions by an "PD Dude" about legal strategy in important criminal cases throughout the nation.

Public Defender Stuff

"Because we don' get no respect at all."

Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has news about the association and items of interest to its members.

Scoplaw

"While others rise through their gravity, I sink through my levity."

Second Circuit Blog

Commentary and summaries of cases before the New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sixth Circuit Blog

Commentary and summaries of cases before the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Socialist Gumshoe

"I write about investigation, public defense news, and the occasional social issue."

StandDown Texas Project

The Project identifies and advocates best practices in the indigent criminal justice system. The blog pays particular attention to issues involving capital punishment and the administration of the death penalty.

Tales of a Public Defender Investigator

Work anecdotes from an anonymous public defender investigator.

Tenth Circuit Blog

Commentary and summaries of cases before the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Truth About False Confessions

"False confessions are a terrible tragedy that is largely preventable. This blog has three specific goals for combating the tragedy:

"1. to educate the public and policymakers and deepen understanding of all aspects of the problem;

"2. to promote specific reforms; and

"3. to assist attorneys with clients who may have confessed falsely."

Third Circuit Blog

Commentary and summaries of cases before the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Victor Knapp Blog

"The blog provides regular updates about the ever-changing criminal defense climate in New York City. He also provides legal tips of those accused of criminal offenses and how to navigate the complicated criminal justice system."

What the Public Defender?

"This is simply a place to vent and make other PDs laugh—because sometimes our job is really hard." Posts on this tumblr are humorous animated GIFs.

Wisconsin Criminal Defense Blog

The blog focuses on criminal defense issues and the rights of convicted felons in the state of Wisconsin.

Z the Monthly Blog and Legal Newsletter

"A blog and newsletter about the politics of crime (criminal politics) and prison legal issues. Should the law advance Deterrence or Retribution, Banishment or Rehabilitation? Donations and store proceeds feed the Prison Innocence Project and Monthly Newsletter (annual report available on request)."