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How to Become a State or Federal Defender
Monday, April 17, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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This panel will discuss the qualifications for and application process to become a public criminal State or Federal Defender in New York. Panelists will consist of State and Federal defenders from the regions encompassing the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Shannon Cumberbatch, Recruiting and Hiring Manager, Bronx Defenders
Amanda David, Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Defenders of New York, Eastern District of New York
Jennifer Brown, Attorney-in-Charge of the SDNY Trial Unit, Federal Defenders of New York, Southern District of New York
Timothy B. Rountree, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice, Queens County, The Legal Aid Society

Vincent Southerland, Executive Director, NYU Law School’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Minorities in the Courts Committee, Natacha Carbajal-Evangelista, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Minorities in the Profession Committee, Rakhi Bahadkar-Rajpaul, Chair
Career Advancement & Management Committee, Aisha L. Joseph, Chair
Criminal Courts Committee, Kerry Ward, Chair


42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


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