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Upcoming Special Event
50th Anniversary of Gideon v Wainwright

Join NYCLA and Arnold & Porter LLP on March 18, 2013 — the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwrightfor an event commemorating the case.

5:30 p.m. - Film Premiere - Gideon's Promise Unfulfilled
Narrated by actor Martin Sheen of West Wing, this extraordinary documentary takes viewers on a fascinating journey through the heady days of the Gideon decision through the present day, and examines the challenges still facing the indigent defense system.

6 p.m. - Moderated Panel Discussion
Apanel of federal and state prosecutors and defenders moderated by Peter L. Zimroth, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, former Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, will discuss what the landmark decision did or did not do for people accused of crime and what needs to happen to fulfill the promise of Gideon.

Cocktail reception to follow panel discussion

Program Details

Complimentary program open to the public

Monday, March 18

5:30 p.m.

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