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BROOKLYN COMMEMORATES NATIONAL PUBLIC DEFENSE DAY

New York State Assemblymember Joe Lentol presents a proclamation for National Public Defense Day to Lisa Schreibersdorf.

On Friday, March 18, Brooklyn Defender Services and the Legal Aid Society joined the National Association of Public Defenders to help commemorate the first ever National Public Defense Day. Friday marked the 53rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright which created the national public defender system by guaranteeing quality legal representation to everyone who could not afford it.