What if you met your attorney for the very first time on the day of your trial? For the underprivileged, that is usually their sad reality when they are appointed a public defender.
HBO recently debuted “Gideon’s Army,” a Sundance-award winning documentary highlighting Gideon’s Promise, a nonprofit that works to support public defenders as they help bring justice to America’s poor.
Georgia has many Gideon’s Promise partner offices including public defender offices in Atlanta, Augusta and Decatur. The organization is in need of attorney trainers, mentorship and financial support.
For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities visit http://gideonspromise.org/.