Public Defender


As part of our continuing effort to locate valuable educational resources that benefit the national audience of law and justice professionals, JusticeAcademy.org seeks to find and provide convenient links to assets produced by exemplary law schools in order to make them available to all practitioners throughout the country. The series of videos below provide an inquisitive examination of the public defender as a critical component of the criminal justice system.

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Writings, Publications, and Manuals
Indigent Defense Manual Series
Public Defender Handbook
Federal Public Defender – Criminal Defense Manual
Montana Office of the State Public Defender Manual
Public Defender Service Legal Resources
Appellate Practice & Procedure for SPD-Appointed Counsel
U.S. Marshal’s Service – Public Defender’s Handbook
California Courts – Outline of Effective Practices Manual
Administrative Manual of Procedures – San Francisco
Department of Justice – Indigent Defense Publications
United States Courts – Defender Services
ABA Capital and Public Defender Standards Library

Interviews, Lectures, and Conference Proceedings
Defending a Serial Killer:
Defending Serial Killers – Legally Speaking
Renowned Defense Attorney Tom Mesereau
Role of Defense Attorney
Long Island Premier Criminal Defense Attorney, Meir Moza
L.I. Criminal Defense and Trial Attorney Meir Moza
“Making A Murderer” Defense Attorney Dean Stang
American Criminal Defense Attorney Panel
Lawyer on defending Michael Rafferty
George Zimmerman Trial – Defense Closing Arguments
Closing Arguments of O.J. Simpson Murder Trial
Illinois DUI Attorney Presents Oral Argument
LEGALITY with Denver DUI Defense Attorney Doug Thomas
The Coston Show- Featuring Defense Attorney Blaine Jones
Defense Attorney Shawn Holley
Clayton Simms, Criminal Defense Attorney
Immigration Law and Criminal Defense Attorney Joe Fru Law
Criminal-Defense Lawyer Mark Bennett Teaches Jury Selection
Ethical Dilemmas of International Criminal Defense Attorneys
To Defend a Killer
Criminal Defense Investigation
Criminal Attorney David Haenel