Monday, October 5, 2015
Benefits That Help Veterans Who Cannot Work Veterans are people who have done so much for the citizens of the United States. They’ve given their time and strength to wars that have kept people safe. It’s not unusual for veterans to have experienced serious accidents that interfere with their working abilities, though. If you’re a veteran […]
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Here are photos from the recent 2014 Justice Summit held at Koret Auditorium.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Help us save the volunteer attorney program! Click in to read what’s happening, why, and how to save it.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Please fill out the Trial College registration here if you’re interested in attending.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Check out the photos from the 2012 Justice Summit!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Introduction Each year, the San Francisco Public Defender provides two trial college training opportunities to its attorneys and to members of the criminal defense bar. The event is not open to the public, law students, prosecutors, or law enforcement. The office believes there is no better way to learn than by doing. As such, our […]
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office is proud to present the 2011 Justice Summit: Justice By The Book. Schedule: 9:00 am: Registration 9:30 am: Panel I: By the Book: Authors on Criminal Justice 11:15 am: Panel II: The Ethics of Law Enforcement: Preventing the Abuse of Power 12:30 pm: Lunch 1:30 pm: Panel III: […]
Thursday, April 23, 2009
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi recently announced that his office will be compelled to refuse appointments in some major felony cases under a 25 percent budget cut proposed by Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Board of Supervisors. Critics suggest that Adachi is being unreasonable and that he is not a “team player.” Adachi’s stand is principled, correct and cost effective for San Francisco County.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The fact that the criminal justice system is, at times, unjust in its outcomes is rarely questioned. Only in the extreme cases, where a person is wrongfully imprisoned for a serious crime, will there be some coverage in the media. But day-to-day injustices are rarely exposed. Because of this, often the public is unaware of the criminal justice system’s own lack of accountability.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Budget cuts and soaring caseloads are pushing teetering public defender’s offices closer to the brink of collapse. However, after years of being under-resourced and overwhelmed, public defenders are finally pushing back.