Tuesday, October 30, 2018 · by Katy St. Clair
SF Public Defender’s Office Wins NACDL “Champion of Public Defense” Award
We are proud to announce that the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (or NACDL) has chosen our office for a Champion of Public Defense Award for our “exceptional efforts in making positive changes to a local, state, or federal public defense system,” according to Robert Toale, chair of the NACDL.
The SF Public Defender’s Office and the work of Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin is being recognized for its pretrial justice and bail reform work. Chesa has worked tirelessly to bring common-sense bail reform to California, litigating the issue to the California Court of Appeals– and winning.
The award will also be given to the Civil Rights Corps for its important work on these issues.