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Provide members with an opportunity to focus on specialized skills and topics and enhance communication and information sharing among occupational or other affinity groups.

Defender Policy Group

The Defender Policy Group advises the Board of Directors regarding policy and programs relating to the provision of defender services. The Policy Group reviews matters of interest to defender organizations, issues policy statements, takes public positions and reviews requests for participation as Amicus Curiae on defender related issues in the name of the Association. Persons who are elected or appointed to the Defender Policy Group must maintain current individual membership in the Association throughout their terms of Defender Policy Group membership.

Chair: M. Clara Hernandez, El Paso County Public Defender's Office, El Paso, TX

T. Patton Adams South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense,Columbia, SC
Daryl Atkinson Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Durham, NC
Nancy Bennett Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston, MA
Betsy Biben Offender Rehabilitation Division
Derwyn Bunton Orleans Public Defenders, New Orleans, LA
Anne Daly Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons
John Digiacinto San Mateo County Private Defender Program, Redwood City, CA
Shawna Geiger Alternate Defense Counsel Office State of Colorado
Darryl Hunt The Darryl Hunt Foundation for Freedom and Justice, Winston-Salem, NC
Seymour James The Legal Aid Society of New York Criminal Defense Division, New York, NY
Steve Lipson Public Defender Office of County of Ventura, Ventura, CA
Robert Listenbee Defender Association of Philadelphia
Angela Moore Rogers & Moore, PLLC, Boerne, Texas
Lisa Schreibersdorf Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn, NY
Michael Tobin Wisconsin State Public Defender, Madison, WI