News and Updates about LPDO

LPDO PARTICIPATES IN A NEW NATIONAL VISTA PROGRAM

August 2018

LPDO is awarded two VISTA members through a new AmeriCorps program, Defending Communities in Service, created by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA). Defending Communities in Service places VISTA members in public and private defender offices to assist in the implementation of effective and reliable defense solutions and increase the capacity of these offices to protect their client’s right to counsel through community partnership collaborations and enhanced data analysis systems.  

 

Learn more about the VISTA Program here. 

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LPDO PRESENTED WITH TTU SCHOOL OF LAW AWARD

July 2019

Texas Tech University School of Law presented the Lubbock Private Defenders Office with an "Oustanding Service Award" for our work with indigent clients. Our office is very grateful for the award and looks forward to continuing our outstanding service.

STATEWIDE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF PUBLIC DEFENSE LEADERS

August 2019

The Future Indigent Defense Leaders (FIDL) announced its inaugural class of 25 mentors and 25 mentees. A joint venture of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCLDA), the Harris County Public Defender's Office (HPDO), and the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC), FIDL is a first-of-its-kind statewide mentoring program focused on creating the next generation of public defense leaders and advocates. Mentors and mentees underwent a rigorous application and interview process. Lubbock County beat out other attorneys statewide with 5 mentors and 5 mentees being selected for this program.

Learn more about the FIDL mentorship program here.

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN PUBLIC DEFENSE

September 2019

In September 2019, Texas A&M's Professor Susan Fortney and NLADA's Marea Beeman published a report on "Assigned Counsel Mentoring Programs: Results and Lessons from Two Pilot Projects".

Click on the icon to the left to review the report.

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