June 20, 2024

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time

ACS NE Ohio: The Importance of Defense Independence


Please join the ACS Northeast Ohio and Columbus Lawyer Chapters and the Wren Collective for a webinar on the importance of defense independence.

Panelists will discuss the reasons why defender independence is critical to the right to counsel in criminal cases and examine several ways that independence is threatened by funding and appointment systems.


Amy Borror, Senior Youth Policy Strategist, Gault Center

Keisha Hudson, Chief Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia

Neel Sukhatme, Associate Dean for Research and Academic Programs; Professor of Law & Anne Fleming Research Professor, Georgetown Law; Co-Founder, Free Our Vote


Nikki Baszynski, Principal, Wren Collective

1.0 Hours of CLE credit pending with the Supreme Court of Ohio.