This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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Thursday, November 1 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
ACCD Meeting – Leadership Training: How to Make the Case for Public Defense Resources (NOTE: This meeting is by invitation only.)

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This panel will discuss how chief public defenders and court administrators can effectively advocate for resources to support the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel. The session will focus on the leadership and advocacy skills needed to “make the case” to funders and other key criminal justice stakeholders. We will train defender leaders on how to engage policy makers regarding the important role of the Sixth Amendment and the system-wide benefits of effective public defenders.

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Keir Bradford-Grey

Chief Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia
Keir Bradford-Grey began her tenure as chief defender in Philadelphia in September 2015, following service as chief defender of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. At the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Ms. Bradford-Grey focuses on serving the citizens of Philadelphia through innovative... Read More →

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Vivian King

Chief of Staff, Harris County (TX) District Attorney's Office
Vivian R. King retired from her Fortune 500 banking/Accounting career after nine years and decided to go into a profession that needed more black women—the profession of law. So at 30, Vivian went to law school and three years later graduated cum laude from Thurgood Marshall School... Read More →

Tami Sawyer

Commissioner, Shelby County District 7
Before she was elected to the Shelby County Commission, Tami Sawyer was the director, diversity & cultural competence with Teach For America Memphis and a writer, speaker, and social justice and education advocate. Tami was named by The Tennessean and Commercial Appeal as one of 18... Read More →

Kevin Tully

Chief Defender, Mecklenburg County Public Defender Office

Thursday November 1, 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm CDT
Monarch Westin Galleria, 24th Level