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.

Genesis Draper

Harris County Public Defender's Office
Assistant Public Defender
Houston TX
Genesis Draper is an assistant public defender with the Harris County Public Defender’s Office in Houston. Before joining Harris County, she was an assistant federal public defender for the Southern District of Texas in Houston and an assistant public defender with the Metropolitan Office of the Public Defender in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of Gideon’s Promise, an organization committed to transforming indigent defense though training and mentorship of public defenders. She continues to be active with Gideon’s Promise and now serves as faculty for the organization. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Houston Law Center, teaching Advanced Trial Skills. She received a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and a B.A. from Spelman College.