The Ensuring Equal Justice Initiative (EEJI): The Pro Bono Program of the Miami Dade County Public Defender’s Office

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Do you believe that “equal justice for all” truly means equal justice for all, including low-income people in our community?

Would you like to sharpen your trial skills or share your expertise?

If so, please join us at our annual training workshop (see below for more details):

Defending a County Court Case

Friday, April 8, 2011

9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

1320 NW 14th Street, Room 110

Miami, FL 33125


Topics Covered

Features interactive presentations given by experienced criminal defense attorneys on important topics such as: Discovery/Procedural Rules, Pre-Trial Motions (including Motions to Suppress), Jury Selection in a Criminal Case, Elements of Misdemeanor Crimes/Making Judgment of Acquittal Arguments, Preserving the Record for Appeal, and Ethical Considerations for Criminal Defense Attorneys.


Geared for private attorneys who have limited, if any, prior criminal defense experience, as well as more experienced attorneys who would like a refresher course.  Members in good standing of The Florida Bar who are also committed to handle or co-counsel at least one misdemeanor case with appropriate supervision through the EEJI are invited to attend.

Other Highlights

Breakfast and networking opportunities will be provided.  An application for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course approval – for approximately 4.5 credits, including 1.0 Ethics – is pending.

For more information or to register, please contact Sarah Borak, AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, at  Kindly register by no later than Friday, April 1.  Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity!