Indigent Defense Seminar

An agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia


Special Meetings and Events of the Virginia State Bar

Indigent Defense Seminar


The Honorable William C. Mims, Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

Tracy E. Paner, Esq., Office of the Public Defender, Richmond, VA

Devika E. Davis, Esq., Devika E. Davis, PC, Richmond, VA

Steven D. Benjamin, Esq., Benjamin & DesPortes PC, Richmond, VA

Maureen L. Cain, Esq., Policy Director, Colorado Criminal Defense Institute, Denver, CO

Vikram Kapil, Esq., Office of the Public Defender, Martinsville, VA

Cedric Neumann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Statistics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Ms. Scott Richeson, Director of Re-entry and Programs, Virginia Department of Corrections, Richmond, VA

Mr. James Parks, Director of Offender Management Services, Virginia Department of Corrections, Richmond, VA

Andrew Block, Esq., Director, Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, Richmond, VA

Deirdre M.  Enright, Esq., Director of Investigation, Innocence Project Clinic, UVA School of Law, Charlottesville, VA

B. Leigh Drewry, Esq. (Moderator), Attorney at Law, Lynchburg, VA

Prof. Kathleen “Cookie” Ridolfi, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA

Eduardo R. Ferrer, Esq., Legal & Policy Director, DC Lawyers for Youth, Washington, DC    

Updated: March 1, 2016