Testifying at legislative and administrative hearings to offer the Defender Association’s response to proposed legislation and rules.
Our division of lawyers, most of whom are permanently assigned, represent defendants in the Pennsylvania appellate courts and, on occasion, in the United States Supreme Court.
Our lawyers frequently serve as legal resources for members of our trial staff. Trial Lawyers are also assisted by a senior trial attorney who is in charge of all law reform issues.
The Director of Law Reform specializes in the development and handling of test case litigation which includes work in the state and federal appellate courts, as well as in the United States Supreme Court.
The Director of Law Reform also educates staff as to the impact of new statutes, judicial decisions and rules of court.