These young lawyers are truly — everyday — the heros they are in this film. Each of them is supported by a dynamic 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, Gideon’s Promise. Gideon’s Promise trains, supports and mentors the lawyers featured in this film, and many more to be able to stay in the work. Gideon’s Promise is building a network and community for Public Defenders. However the requests to join the training far outweigh the limited resources needed to fund every DESERVING, talented and passionate young lawyer who wants to participate in the program. To learn more and to get involved go towww.gideonspromise.org. I know the folks at Gideon’s Promise would love to hear from YOU!
The Most Overworked, Underfunded ‘Army’ in American History
On Monday, HBO premiers the documentary Gideon’s Army, a searing look at the ways courts fall short on the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.Gideon’s Army Premiering ON HBO This Month. Learn more about the cause!