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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rapping on Redefining Success as a Public Defender

Rapping jonathanJonathan Rapping (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) has posted Redefining Success as a Public Defender: A Rallying Cry for Those Most Committed to Gideon's Promise (The Champion, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, p. 30, June 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Public Defenders fall short of their obligations to clients every day for reasons beyond their control. However, constantly failing to be able to achieve justice for those they are charged with serving can drive even the most committed public defenders from the profession. This article reframes the definition of success for public defenders and seeks to inspire those who do the work to continue fighting to make Gideon's promise a reality.

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