Rosalie Joy

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Vice President, Defender Legal Services

Before joining NLADA, Rosalie was a public defender for 29 years. She spent the last eight years as the Interim Director of the Atlanta Public Defender's Office, in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosalie is nationally recognized for her achievements in transforming the business model in Atlanta's lower court systems from an assembly line justice culture to a client-centered, best practices approach grounded in principles of holistic defense. She is a forward-thinking criminal defense attorney and systemic reform advocate that leverages her experience to support the growth and development of public defense systems throughout the nation. She received her J.D. from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 202-452-0620, ext. 227