Speakers Bureau

The Public Defender’s Office welcomes the opportunity to engage with organizations regarding our work, and to learn from organizations how our department can assist your group to carry out your mission.

If you would be interested in hearing from the Public Defender about the ways our department is helping to make San Bernardino County a better place for all of us, please contact Tisha Baca at (909) 382-3940 or via email: tbaca@pd.sbcounty.gov.

Speakers Bureau Gallery

July 18, 2022 — Supervising DPD Yarrow Neubert, Supervising DPD Bill Drake and Public Defender Thomas W. Sone (bottom right, from left) met with the Sherriff’s Department to volunteer and donate books for the Parent and Child Connection program (PACC). PACC’s goal is to strengthen literacy and parent-child relations through positive communication. The Kiwanis Club graciously donated several books to the Public Defender’s Office.

San Bernardino County Public Defender volunteering for the Parent and Child Connection (PACC) program.
Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce - January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020 — San Bernardino County Public Defender Christopher Gardner, Sheriff John McMahon, and District Attorney Jason Anderson (from left) speak at a Friday Morning Insight Breakfast sponsored by the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce. The three leaders were invited to share how they collaborate on issues facing the law and justice sector. Each discussed their role with the county and ways for their departments to best assist constituents.

Chief Deputy Public Defender Kellie Byward and Public Defender Christopher Gardner (back row, from left) meet with members of the San Bernardino County 1st District Advisory Council.

San Bernardino County Public Defender and First District Advisory Council
San Bernardino County Public Defender and Inland Empire Black Chamber of Commerce

Public Defender Christopher Gardner (front of room) meets with members of the Black Chamber of Commerce of the Inland Empire, as well as members of partner groups the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Asian Chamber of Commerce.