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Honoring Gideon's Promise, Rallying Gideon's Army:

Georgia’s Public Defender System on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

      

 

9:00

 

Welcome

  • Georgia Law School Dean Rebecca White
 

9:10

 

 

Panel  Through the Eyes of New Assistant Public Defenders

  • Tosif Chouhan    -   Asst. Public Defender, Atlanta Circuit
  • Elizabeth Taxel   -   Asst. Public Defender, Stone Mountain Circuit
  • Azi Golshan        -   Asst. Public Defender, Coweta Circuit
  • Texys Morris       -  Asst. Public Defender, Birmingham, Alabama
 
  • Erica Hashimoto  -  Moderator, Associate Professor of Law, UGA
  10:30 Break
 

10:45

 

 

 

Panel  Circuit Public Defenders: Advocating from Within

  • Claudia Saari       -    Circuit Public Defender, Stone Mountain Circuit
  • Leisa Johnson     -    Circuit Public Defender, Dougherty Circuit
  • Michael Edwards -    Circuit Public Defender, Eastern Circuit  
  • John Donnelly      -    Circuit Public Defender, Western Circuit
 
  • Russell Gabriel    -    Moderator, Director, UGA Criminal Defense Clinic
 

12:15

 

 

1:00

Lunch
  • An Opportunity for Audience, Panelists, Old Friends and New Friends to meet and talk.

 

Lunchtime Special Guest Speaker

  • Ilham Askia        -         Executive Director, Gideon's Promise

 

 

1:15

 

 

 

Panel – Advocating from Outside the System

  • Steve Bright         -      President, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Atteeyah Hollie     -      Attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Sharon Hill            -      Director, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
  • Mike Caplan - Associate, Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
 
  • Russell Gabriel     -     Moderator
  2:45 Break
  3:00 Screening  Gideon’s Army: 2013 HBO Movie
 

4:40

 

 

 

Panel – Discussing Gideon’s Army

  • Dawn Porter           -     Producer/Director of the film
  • Travis Williams       -    Asst. PD, Northeastern Judicial Circuit 
  • Brandon Clark        -     CPD, Atlantic Judicial Circuit 
  • Timothy Saviello     -     Professor, John Marshall Law School and Faculty member, Gideon’s Promise 
 
  • Andrea Dennis       -      Moderator, Associate Professor of Law, UGA
  5:30 Adjourn