How is California's indigent defense system currently structured? How does indigent defense address racial disparities in the criminal justice system? How might we think about growing institutional public defense in California while strengthening and improving the quality of representation? How can we support and nurture the attorneys and staff working at public defender offices to sustain them in this work?
Los Angeles is home to the first public defender's office in the state, indeed in the country, and has long been a leader in indigent defense. As a state, California has long taken pride in having one of the earliest and strongest public defender system in the country.
Introduction by: Russell Korobkin, Dean, UCLA School of Law
Featuring Los Angeles County Public Defender Ricardo García
in conversation with Ingrid Eagly, Faculty Director, Criminal Justice Program, UCLA Law
Critical Race Studies
Program in Prison Law and Policy
Office of Career Services
Public Interest Law and Policy Program
Office of Public Interest Programs
Law Students for Decarceration