Title

March 9, 2009 -- Diligence Alone Won't Do: Representing Indigent Defendants Zealously

Authors

David Singleton

Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

3-9-2009

Abstract

On March 9, 2009, David Singleton was a Clason speaker at Western New England College School of Law. He spoke on the topic of why it is critical for attorneys to represent their clients with passion, energy and zeal.

Singleton is the Executive Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJPC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest law firm. He is also a Visiting Professor of Law at Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he teaches the Constitutional Litigation Clinic. The Clinic gives third- and fourth-year law students the opportunity to represent OJPC clients in federal and state court proceedings. Mr. Singleton has previously served as a Lecturer at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Attorney Singleton is an accomplished attorney, working as a public defender for seven years with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, and also with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Prior to his public defender work, he spent three years at Legal Action Center for the Homeless in New York City. Attorney Singleton also has practiced at the large business law firm Thompson Hine.

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