Public Defender Attorney Fights For Immigrants Stuck in Limbo

SF Examiner profiles our immigration attorney, Francisco Ugarte.

Why We Should Provide Lawyers to Immigrants Facing Deportation

President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of immigrants is an attack on thousands of San Francisco families. The most effective way to defend them? Arm them with lawyers.

Op-Ed: Truth Lost When Officers View Body Cam Footage

If the Police Commission makes the wrong decision today, we will lose the ability to require officers to write down their independent recollection as to what happened… It will destroy one of the main reasons to have the body cameras in the first place: to provide a check and balance between the police perception and video evidence.

Justice Matters: Plea Bargains Are Ubiquitous. But Are They Un-American?

Welcome to the plea agreement. It can be a Faustian bargain, but it’s also a constant presence in our criminal justice system.

Op Ed: Jim Crow San Francisco

Deputy Public Defender Peter Santina pens an op-ed on why San Francisco is not immune to institutionalized racism.

Behind the Scenes With An SF Public Defender

A Day in the Life: SF Examiner profiles Deputy Public Defender Tal Klement.