2019 Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference.
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Friday, June 7 • 9:45am - 11:15am
How to Work with Client Communities & Acknowledge Our Own Privilege

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This workshop will focus on strengthening client relationships, and it will discuss the inherent power dynamic between clients and public defense advocates. We will discuss how to recognize and own our privilege as public defense professionals and how it affects our relationships with clients.

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Regina Kelly

Chair, NLADA Client Council, Lone Star Legal Aid
Regina Kelly is best known for her wrongful conviction in Texas. She stood up to an aggressive district attorney (who has since been barred from practicing law) and decided to stay in jail instead of taking a plea deal for a crime she did not commit. After winning her case, the American... Read More →

Ronald Simpson-Bey

Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement, JustLeadershipUSA
Ronald D. Simpson-Bey is a national leader in the decarceration movement and currently works as the director of outreach and alumni engagement for JustLeadershipUSA. He is also a 2015 LwC Fellow with JLUSA committed to cutting the national prison population in half by 2030. Ronald... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Chesapeake I 3rd Floor

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