How to get involved with a Committee?
– Facebook members’ only group
– Social media programming (webinars, web chats, real talk sessions, etc.)
– Online programming for BPDA members
– Programming and resources that address the unique experiences of Black advocates
The major focus of the membership outreach and engagement committee will be on creating local events throughout the country that engages the current membership of BPDA and promotes BPDA to prospective members. The events can include, but are not limited to:
– Networking receptions
– Candidate forums related to criminal justice issues
– Policy Forums
The expectation is that this committee will plan at least one event once per quarter in a different geographic region.
The law student engagement committee will work on engaging law student in an effort to encourage more Black law students to become public defenders. This committee will be responsible for the following:
– Creating and fostering relationship a relationship with the Black Law Student Association
– Creating programming for law students
– Bolstering BPDA’s efforts in recruiting law students for summer internships and semester externships;
– Creating training programs for law students
This committee will work directly with the fundraising committee to establish and maintain a BPDA scholarship for Black law students interested in pursuing a career in public defense upon graduation.