Senator Ellis Press Release

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February 23, 2010
Contact: Tina Tran, (512) 463-0113

Senator Ellis Sponsors Texas Indigent Defense Summit

(Austin, TX) — State Senator Rodney Ellis, along with The Constitution Project, National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will be hosting a one day indigent defense summit on Wednesday, February 24 in Austin, TX. Following last week's national symposium on indigent defense in Washington D.C. sponsored by the United States Department of Justice, Senator Ellis will convene stakeholders and policy experts on indigent defense for a one-day summit to discuss the progress and challenges Texas faces in adhering to the Constitution's Sixth Amendment right to counsel.

WHO:

Senator Rodney Ellis along with Indigent Defense policy stakeholders and state and national experts.

WHAT:

Texas Indigent Defense Summit

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 9am-4:30pm

WHERE:

Texas Capitol Auditorium, E1.004

The program will also be broadcast on Channel 24 throughout the capitol complex, and through the Texas Senate's website at: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php.

* Full agenda available upon request.

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