About This Show
Service Roads is a podcast focused on celebrating the practice of Social Justice Lawyering. We interview lawyers, advocates, community organizers, and people engaged with the work that is changing their communities for the better.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 8 - Indigent Defense In Austin: How One City Is Dealing With A Lack of Public Defenders
(0:00 - 1:04) Introduction; (1:05 - 2:30) What options do indigent clients usually have available to them?; (2:31 - 3:40) What does the process of court appointment look like?; (3:41 - 4:40) What is Capital Area Private Defender Service doing to solve this problem?; (4:41 - 7:13) Economic incentives in typical court appointments and how that affects quality representation of defendants; (7:14 - 7:56) Why are some cases in Austin still not using attorneys appointed by CAPDS?; (7:57 - 8:59) What does quality representation of an indigent client mean?; (9:00 - 12:01) The unique problem of representing indigent clients that are also immigrants; (12:02 - 15:29) What is holistic defense, and how is it changing the criminal justice system in Austin and around the country?; (15:30 - 17:26) Advice for law students passionate about this kind of work; (17:27 - 18:18) Why Ms.Dyer does this work; (18:19 - 20:46) Why law students hoping to work in defense should not spend time working for a prosecutor; (20:47 - 22:17) A lawyer that inspired Ms.Dyer to do this type of work; (22:18 - 24:47) Outro and preview of future episodes.