Louisiana Public Defender Board Member Majeeda Snead Wins Award

Nola.com - August 22, 2011

Majeeda Snead, a clinical professor in Loyola's College of Law, was one of five African-American women honored by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. Snead was recognized for being the first black woman to lead the school's law clinic.

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Sarah Chervinsky Is Top Gun In Trial Advocacy

Law.Yale.edu - June 9, 2011

New Haven, CT - Incoming OPD attorney Sarah Chervinsky will be a great advocate for fairness in New Orleans. The second annual National Top Gun Mock Trial Competition began on June 1 when eighteen of the nation’s best law school advocates arrived in Waco, Texas, to compete for the elusive title of Top Gun—and the $10,000 cash prize that goes along with it. Ninety-six hours and six trials later, on Sunday afternoon, June 5, Yale Law School’s Sarah Chervinsky ’11 emerged as the winner.

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Orleans Criminal Judges, Prosecutors, Defenders Squabbling Over Case Assignments

Nola.com - January 10, 2011

New Orleans - In recent months, the process of allotting cases to judges has provoked heated debate among criminal justice leaders. The issue created a seemingly odd alliance between the Orleans Parish district attorney's office and Orleans public defenders, pitting them against the criminal court judges.

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Orleans Parish Public Defenders Cut Services Because Of Lack Of Funds

Nola.com - December 21, 2010

New Orleans - Saying the office will run into a budget deficit in the coming months, the Orleans public defenders announced Tuesday a general hiring freeze and plans to cut back on legal representation for poor defendants in New Orleans' traffic and municipal courts.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Criminal Court Judges

WDSU.com - December 20, 2010

New Orleans - A lawsuit was filed today against judges at Orleans Parish Criminal Court. The dispute stems from a fee that they apparently have not been collecting that would provide funding to the Public Defenders Office.

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