Defense

  • FOMO at PI-Con? You bet! (2/20/2019)

    The Pretrial Innovators Convention, also known as PI-Con, is less than a month away, on March 14-15 in Denver. If you haven’t registered yet, you have one more day to register before having one of the biggest cases of FOMO in your life. (FOMO, for the uninitiated, is the Fear Of Missing Out.) 

    At PJI, we take great pride in making PI-Con the unconventional convention. This is no sitting-around experience, but instead, one where you will get into cutting edge issues, connect with an array of experts in the field, and come away with ideas on how these ideas apply to practices back home. (more…)


09/05/2018

Early Representation = Limiting Detention

Although the Supreme Court has stated that counsel should be present at any “critical stage of trial,” what those stages are, exactly, is left to the […]
07/24/2018

Pretrial Freedom and the Presumption of Innocence

We all have heard of the Boston Tea Party and the phrase, “No taxation without representation.”  But the the rebellion was about more than a perceived […]
07/12/2018

Voters Ready to Change the Default of Pretrial Detention

We don’t like stupid rules at PJI. That’s probably one reason why Inc. magazine recognized us as one of the Best Workplaces of 2018. So when […]
06/26/2018

Small Towns and the Sixth Amendment

Providing adequate counsel is a key challenge to addressing high rates of pretrial detention in rural areas, according to Right on Crime’s recent report, Open Roads […]
04/03/2017

Redefining Incarceration with Lessons for Pretrial Justice

American University’s Justice Programs Office held a summit last week on how the criminal justice community can continue to improve their systems by redefining practices and […]
03/15/2016

Why Three Days Count from a Defender’s Perspective

By Leah Garabedian, Defender Counsel, The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) 3DaysCount is a critically important campaign that stands to change the lives of millions […]
07/23/2014

Defenders: Advocates for Pretrial Justice

Defenders. The name makes them sound like superheroes. To many people who find themselves facing criminal charges, they are heroes. They are the tireless voice that […]
08/14/2013

Holder Continues Call to Improve Justice System

Two years after his groundbreaking call for pretrial reform, Attorney General Eric Holder continues the quest for safe, fair, and effective justice with a new call for […]