DOJ To Hold Well-Rounded Symposium on Indigent Defense

Tomorrow and Friday, the Department of Justice is holding a symposium on indigent defense, Looking Back, Looking Forward, 2000-2010. Here is the agenda. (pdf). It really is well-rounded, and includes participants from the defense and judiciary as well as prosecution.

Attorney General Eric Holder and other officials from the Department of Justice will convene a symposium about Indigent Defense on Thursday, February 18, 2010, and Friday, February 19, 2010, with representatives from the adult and juvenile indigent defense community, including defenders, key policymakers, and practitioners from across the country.

Attorney General Eric Holder will give the keynote address. It's taking place at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. and media passes are available.

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