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NACDL News: NACDL and FCJ Co-Sponsor ‘Gideon at 50: Reassessing The Right to Counsel’

By Ivan J. Dominguez

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The Frances Lewis Law Center and Washington and Lee Law Review hosted a symposium on Nov. 8-9, 2012, focusing on recent developments in the area of indigent criminal defense in light of the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision of Gideon v. Wainwright. NACDL President Steven D. Benjamin was a keynote speaker for the program, which was co-sponsored by NACDL and the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ). Norman Reimer, NACDL’s executive director, moderated the panel on “Unanticipated Consequences and Enmeshed Penalties: Gideon and Misdemeanors.” And NACDL Indigent Defense Counsel John Gross spoke on the panel, “New Cases and New Tactics: Approaching Gideon Through a Modern Lens.” Scholarship on the topic from the participants is expected to be published by the Washington and Lee Law Review in the summer of 2013.
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