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May/June 2008 , Page 53 

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NACDL Welcomes New Counsel (Inside NACDL)

By Norman L. Reimer

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This month I am pleased to introduce one new counsel, and re-introduce another. Maureen Dimino has been appointed Indigent Defense Counsel, taking over the position from Malia Brink, who has been appointed Counsel for Special Projects.

Maureen Dimino is an experienced public defender who joins NACDL following several years in the Miami Public Defender’s Office, where she tried nearly 40 cases and managed an annual caseload of between 60 and 150 cases. Prior to that she worked with low income urban youth as a counselor for the San Francisco Conservation Corps. Maureen also completed internships with both the San Francisco Public Defender and the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University and a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. She brings talent, experience and irrepressible zeal to the Indigent Defense Counsel position.

Maureen sees her new position as one that can produce systemic

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