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Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office Welcomes New Leader

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DECATUR GA – The Georgia Public Defender Council announces the appointment of Letitia B. Delan as its new Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit Public Defender. Delan has more than three decades of expe…

GPDC Director Omotayo Alli Receives Rep. John Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award

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ATLANTA – Georgia Public Defender Council Executive Director Omotayo Alli received the John Robert Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award during the 39th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Tribute a…

Tatem Installed as New Chief Public Defender for Jackson, Lamar, and Monroe Counties

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Clay Tapley (Left) Circuit Chief Public Defender Administers the Oath of Office to Towaliga Circuit CPD David Tatem (Right)\ FORSYTH, GA – David Tatem was sworn in January 30 as Chief Public Defen…

Bernard to Lead Rockdale Public Defender Office

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CONYERS, GA — Gina Bernard has been appointed Circuit Public Defender for the Rockdale Judicial Circuit. Bernard will be responsible for managing all indigent defense cases in Rockdale County’s Ju…

Columbus Public Defenders Among 22 Chosen Statewide for Leadership Academy

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A class of State public defense attorneys gather in Columbus today and Friday for the third session of the inaugural Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC) Leadership Academy. Columbus was chosen f…

Macon Site for Public Defenders Leadership Academy

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Area public defense attorneys gathered this week for the Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC) Leadership Academy. The Macon location was chosen for one of nine regional Leadership Academy session…

Valdosta Chosen as Site for First Public Defenders Leadership Academy

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Area public defense attorneys gathered Sept. 14-15 with colleagues from throughout the state for the inaugural session of the Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC) Leadership Academy. Valdosta was…

GPDC Regular Meeting Scheduled for July 19

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GPDC will host a regular meeting of its Council at 1 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, via Zoom webinar. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live over Zoom. To receive a Zoom link…

GPDC Offices Closed July 4 for Independence Day

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Please be advised that GPDC Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen on Wednesday, July 5.

GPDC SB 74 Designated Contact

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In compliance with SB 74, the Georgia Public Defender Council has designated the agency’s Director of Legal Services, Ms. Natalie Glaser, as the recipient for service of process for civil actions b…

GPDC Offices Closed May 29 for Memorial Day

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Please be advised that GPDC Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in Observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 30.

GPDC Special Called Meeting Scheduled for May 5, 2023

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GPDC will host a special meeting of its Council at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 5, 2023, via Zoom webinar. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live over Zoom. To receive a Zoom link t…

GPDC Special Called Meeting Scheduled for April 21, 2023

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GPDC will host a special meeting of its Council at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 21, 2023, via Zoom webinar. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live over Zoom. To receive a Zoom li…

Dr. Beverly Jones Welcomes Public Defenders to Gideon Celebration

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Stone Mountain Mayor Dr. Beverly Jones welcomes Georgia’s Public Defenders to Stone Mountain Park and the Atlanta Evergreen Resort for the 60th Anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainwright decision.

SMMA Welcomes Public Defenders to Gideon Celebration

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On behalf of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, Christopher Sanders welcomes Georgia’s Public Defenders to Stone Mountain Park and the Atlanta Evergreen Resort for the 60th Anniversary of the…

GPDF Solidifies Partnership to Reduce Recidivism

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Fulton County Solicitor’s Office to serve as an official referral partner for the LADDERS Program The Georgia Public Defense Foundation (GPDF) has partnered with the Fulton County Office of the Sol…

GPDC Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright Decision

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Onward! The 60th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright Georgia Public Defender Council is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright decision with a Public Defender Conference taking pl…

GPDC Regular Meeting Scheduled for February 22

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GPDC will host a regular meeting of its Council at 2 PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, via Zoom webinar. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live over Zoom. To receive a Zoom …

2023 Holiday Closures Announced

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The State of Georgia has published its list of 2023 State Holidays. Accordingly, GPDC and state offices will be closed on the following days in calendar year 2023: January 2, 2023 – New Year’s Day…

The Current State of Georgia’s Public Defender System

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Despite allegations in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the Georgia public defense system, there is no constitutional crisis. GPDC is the strongest it’s been in years. The Atlanta Journal…

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