Public Defense in the United States

Highlighting work NACDL does to support public defense delivery systems, public defense attorneys, and the clients and communities they represent. 

NACDL is committed to supporting the Sixth Amendment right to counsel at the state and local level. Our work spans from multi-year, complex studies to issue based policy statements, from letters for public comment on pending rules to live testimony to task forces and working groups, from resource support to articles and opinion pieces. 

If you are aware of a public defense issue facing your state or locality and think NACDL can help contact NACDL's Director of Public Defense, Bonnie Hoffman,