50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright


Monday, March 18, 2013


Zachary W. Carter, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Catherine A. Christian, Counsel to the Trial Division and Chief, Alternative Sentencing Division, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Past NYCLA President; Peter L. Zimroth, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, former Corporation Counsel of the City of New York; Seymour W. James Jr., Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice of The Legal Aid Society, President New York State Bar Association; David E. Patton, Executive Director and Attorney-in-Chief, Federal Defenders of New York


14 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007
United States




5:30-8:30 pm

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The program, which will begin with a 30-minute screening of the film, Gideon’s Promise Unfulfilled, narrated by actor Martin Sheen of the West Wing, will include a panel of federal and state prosecutors and defenders followed by a cocktail reception. Attendees will hear about what the landmark decision did or did not do for people accused of crime and learn what needs to happen to fulfill the promise of Gideon.

This film features interviews with Abe Krash; Bruce Jacob (who represented Florida in the Gideon case but who is now a leading advocate for reform); Walter Mondale (who, as Minnesota attorney general, organized an amicus brief from state attorney generals in Gideon’s favor); and Anthony Lewis, the long-time New York Times columnist and author of Gideon’s Trumpet.


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