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         The University of Michigan Law School

 MDefenders: Public Defender Training Institute


Date: 10/13/2019
Time: 08:30 AM to 08:00 PM
Sponsor: MDefenders
Contact: Primus,Eve Brensike

Location: Jeffries Hall 1020 Jeffries Hall 1025 Jeffries Hall 1050 Jeffries Hall 1060 Jeffries Hall 1070

Description: This is a three-day, intensive retreat where aspiring public defenders will learn about the role of the public defender, different kinds of public defender work, how public defenders differ from prosecutors and private defense attorneys, and how to handle the challenges that public defenders face (including excessive caseloads, secondary trauma, and ethical issues). It will also train students on effective pre-trial preparation, including skills related to client interviewing, storytelling, and persuasion.