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Deputy Public Defender Sam Knudsen helped organize a donation drive to support our Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America and Disabled American Veterans.  Thanks to Sam’s and staff’s efforts, our office filled a van full of clothing, shoes, books, games, blankets, kitchenware, and more.

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Staff here at the Law Offices of the Public Defender outdid themselves this year by donating enough food to fill 21 Thanksgiving baskets, each complete with gift certificates.  Because of these generous contributions, Rebound Reentry Services are now able to help over 42 families have an awesome Thanksgiving dinner. Pictured

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 — The Office of the Public Defender and the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center held its 15th Annual Roundtable: Changes in the Wind. This conference brought together juvenile advocates from 22 different counties around California for a full day of professional education, networking and celebration of our

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Supervising Deputy Public Defender Kellie Byward and Deputy Public Defender Maggie Eisenberg traveled to Philadelphia, PA to give a presentation at the NLADAs Community-Oriented Defender Network Conference (June 2018).  Ms. Byward and Ms. Eisenberg trained public defenders across the nation on “Creative and Holistic Strategies for Defender Offices – Keeping

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At Tuesday’s January 23, 2018, Board meeting, Christopher Gardner was appointed our next Public Defender. He will assume full responsibilities on April 1, 2018.Chris has been with the organization since 2006, first serving as the Chief Deputy over Human Services and then as my Assistant Public Defender for the past

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The San Bernardino County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created to monitor and review the progress of the Counties’ equal employment opportunity programs.  The EEOC prepares a Biennial Report on the counties’ progress.  This year, Public Defender Phyllis K. Morris, Assistant Public Defender Christopher Gardner, and Diversity Committee Members

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On Veterans Day, lawyers from the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office were on hand at Fleming Park in Colton and La Plaza Park in San Bernardino to assist individuals seeking expungements.  Here, Deputy Public Defender Sarah Chang reviews a form with an applicant at Fleming Park.

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