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GIDEON AT 50 How Far We've Come, How Far to Go - 09/20/2013



How Far We've Come, How Far to Go

Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:20 AM until 5:15 PM

 Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC

An Important National Symposium Hosted by the

 SC Commission on Indigent Defense and the Charleston School of Law

In this 50th anniversary year of the decision in Gideon v. Wainwright which led to the creation of public defender systems across America, an assemblage of prominent scholars and practitioners from coast to coast will gather to discuss the evolution of public defense, the increasing demands on the criminal defense practitioner, the prospects for “civil” Gideon, and the challenges in adequately funding the Gideon promise.  Keynote speaker will be Abe Krash who as a young associate at Arnold Fortas & Porter assisted Abe Fortas in researching, brief preparation and development of the oral argument in Gideon.



The Symposium location is the Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29403. The program will begin promptly at 8:20 AM and conclude at 5:15 PM. There will be a lunch break from 12:45 to 2:00 PM. A list of Symposium participants and brief bio’s and the agenda are below.  The symposium is CLE certified for 7.25 hours, including 1.25 hours of Ethics (Course # 135302), and is free of charge to all South Carolina public defenders and CSOL students. For other attendees there is a nominal registration fee of $75.00.


Please register on-line below and make your check payable to SC Commission on Indigent Defense. Mail your check to:

Gideon Symposium

SC Commission on Indigent Defense

PO Box 11433

Columbia, SC 29211

A confirmation of your reservation will be emailed to you upon receipt of your check.

Hotels Near the Charleston Museum Include:

Courtyard By Marriott - 125 Calhoun Street, 866-576-5620 (0.3m)
Embassy Suites Historic Charleston - 337 Meeting Street, 843-723-6900 (0.1m)
Francis Marion Hotel - 387 King Street, 843-722-0600 (0.2m)
Hampton Inn Historic District - 345 Meeting Street, 843-723-4000 (0.0m)
Holiday Inn Historic Downtown - 425 Meeting Street, 877-859-5095 (0.3m)
Renaissance Charleston Historic District - 68 Wentworth Street, 866-576-5620


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Click Here to see the Agenda