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

7 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2012  

Jonathan Rapping

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Date Written: June 5, 2012

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.

Keywords: Public defender, Gideon, indigent

Suggested Citation

Rapping, Jonathan, Redefining Success as a Public Defender: A Rallying Cry for Those Most Committed to Gideon's Promise (June 5, 2012). The Champion, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, p. 30, June 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2128829

Jonathan Rapping (Contact Author)

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School ( email )

1422 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30331
United States

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