2019 Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference.
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Porsha Venable

The Bronx Defenders
Staff Attorney
Bronx NY
Born, raised, and still residing in the Bronx, Porsha-Shaf’on received her J.D. from California Western School of Law and her MSW from New York University School of Social Work. She initially worked at the Bronx Defenders as a forensic social worker. During law school, she returned to the Bronx Defenders as a law clerk, and, after law school, she was a staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice, the Adolescent Defense Project, and a team leader. In 2017, she joined the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem as a staff attorney. In October 2017, she returned to the Bronx Defenders for the fourth time in her career.