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Friday, September 24 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Writing for Self Care

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For me, women’s poetry of witness, of justice, of inspiration and loving kindness has been profoundly inspiring, empowering and comforting. What follows is a collection of some of my favorites as well as some of my own poems that describe aspects of the defender experience – one about a client of mine who is now off death row in Colorado and two others about friends’ clients who were executed. I think some of not getting burned out is to find a place where our outrage and sadness over injustice can be honored and memorialized beyond the courtroom, so we are less at risk to be driven from this critical work.

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Jodie A. English

Capital and JLWOP Defender, Mitigation Specialist, LAW OFFICE OF JODIE ENGLISH
Jodie has been a public defender in North Carolina and a federal defender in Baltimore. She represented her first capital client forty-three years ago. For the past 33 years she has been in private practice in Indianapolis handling death penalty cases  - at times as a trial defender... Read More →

Friday September 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:50am EDT