The Criminal Docket

Episode Thirty-Five – Professor Norman Lefstein on the Federal Indigent Defense Crisis

On Constitution Day 2013, NACDL organized a briefing on Capitol Hill as part of its efforts to address the crisis in Federal Indigent Defense. Among the nation’s leading experts in this field who presented at that briefing was Professor Norman Lefstein, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. A few weeks after the event, we caught up with Professor Lefstein by phone and asked that he share with our audience the important messages that he delivered on Capitol Hill that day. He graciously agreed. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer and Elsa Ohman, production assistants; Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 22m 22s.   

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Episode Thirty-Four ~ Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System – Part III

On July 17, 2013, The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association released Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, a critically important and inclusive examination of the profound racial and ethnic disparities in America’s criminal justice system, and concrete ways to overcome them. This conference report prepared by Professor Tanya E. Coke is based upon a multi-day, open and frank discussion among a distinguished group of criminal justice experts – prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, scholars, community leaders, and formerly incarcerated advocates.

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we hear from David LaBahn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel of the Washington, D.C. office of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Both the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Brennan Center were co-sponsors of this important conference and report. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, production assistant; Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 30m04s.

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