626 ABA Journal Public Defenders articles.
3 men face federal hate crimes charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death
Three Georgia men facing state charges of murder in the 2020 death of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery have…
Apr 29, 2021 4:17 PM CDT
ACLU seeks dismissal of lawyer’s libel suit
The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a lawyer’s libel lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union may go to trial.…
Mar 17, 2021 4:03 PM CDT
Lawyer refers election lawyer for discipline
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia has referred a Minneapolis lawyer to a court grievance committee for possible discipline after…
Feb 23, 2021 4:39 PM CST
Feb 23, 2021 11:28 AM CST
Lawyer Beth Bourdon is willing to go places where other attorneys may be hesitant, including this summer when she joined Parler—to see how long she could post potentially offensive materials without getting kicked off the conservative social media site.
Feb 22, 2021 8:33 AM CST
Feb 12, 2021 1:39 PM CST
Throughout the year, the ABA Journal profiles exceptional ABA members in its Members Who Inspire series. In 2020, we featured attorneys from across the country whose important and influential work includes using visual storytelling for legal advocacy, bringing attention to the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women, and combating racial injustice and inequity.
Dec 21, 2020 12:58 PM CST
As a public defender in the Bronx, New York, for almost a decade, Adeola Ogunkeyede saw firsthand how patterns of institutional racism and systemic inequality impacted her clients even before they entered the criminal justice system. This spring, she moved to the Lone Star State to establish the first-ever public defender’s office serving Travis County, which includes Austin, the state capital. Travis County had been the largest jurisdiction in the country without a PD’s office.
Dec 1, 2020 2:10 AM CST
Lawyer says he was racially profiled while jogging
A Black lawyer says he was racially profiled during a late-night jog in his new gated community in Parkland, Florida. Lawyer Josiah…
Oct 28, 2020 4:29 PM CDT
As April Frazier Camara celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section, she also looks forward to facing the many challenges she sees in the criminal legal system. “Racial injustice is something that is on the minds and hearts of American people,” says Camara, the chair of the section.
Oct 12, 2020 2:09 PM CDT
Oct 8, 2020 12:15 PM CDT
The ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense is celebrating its 100th anniversary by also celebrating the contributions two young lawyers have made to advance access to justice in their communities.
Sep 3, 2020 9:25 AM CDT
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Aug 12, 2020 1:57 PM CDT
Judge rejects TRO in suit to stop court reopening
U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter Jr. refused to issue on Friday a temporary restraining order preventing in-court appearances in nonemergency criminal…
Jul 20, 2020 4:58 PM CDT