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Author Madeira, Edward W., Jr., 1928-2020, author.

Title The defender : the battle to protect the rights of the accused in Philadelphia / Edward W. Madeira Jr. and Michael D. Schaffer
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (x, 241 pages)
Contents "There is need of a defender" -- The early years -- The road to Gideon -- After Gideon -- Lawyers needed -- Reorganized and relevant -- Tony's fellows take charge -- Bigger, then better -- Racial diversity at the Defender -- "Pioneer women" -- Appeals -- Law reform -- Watchdog -- Funding the Defender pay parity -- Taking stock at a milestone -- Greenlee steps up -- The Defender takes on homicide -- Treatment courts -- Keeping them out of jail -- Juvenile defenders and child advocates -- The Federal Defender -- The Defender in the 21st Century -- Epilogue
Summary "A history of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, from a two-lawyer volunteer office to an integral part of Philadelphia's court and prison system. Each era finds new challenges as the burdens on the justice system expand and the Defender remakes itself to rigorously defend the indigent people of Philadelphia"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 20, 2020)
Subject Defender Association of Philadelphia -- History
Defender Association of Philadelphia.
Legal assistance to the poor -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Public defenders -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Legal assistance to the poor.
Public defenders.
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Schaffer, Michael D., 1947- author.
LC no. 2019057880
ISBN 1439918546