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Webinar: Chasing Gideon

Where Your computer or tablet
When Tuesday, September 10, 6-7 PM (Eastern)
Registration Open 23 August - 10 September 13

Just in time for Constitution Day, join Street Law, Inc. and a guest expert for a one-hour professional development session about the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright and current challenges in American indigent defense systems.

The session will feature a new lesson plan based on the book Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice, by Karen Houppert.

We’ll explore the ways in which jurisdictions comply with the Gideon requirement that the state provide an attorney to people who have been charged with a serious crime and cannot afford to hire counsel. The session will include modeling an interactive portion of the lesson plan and a discussion of effective techniques for teaching about indigent defense.

This webinar and lesson plan is intended for use by high school social studies and language arts teachers. 

Questions? Contact Allison Hawkins at

This professional development session and lesson plan are sponsored by The New Press. 


Program Info
Online registration for this event closed on September 10, 2013.

How to Register

  1. Click the "Register online now!" button above
  2. Complete and submit the registration form. You will receive an email confirming your registration along with the url needed to join the webinar.

Technical Details

  1. The webinar will be hosted on Adobe Connect. You will need an internet connected computer/tablet and phone to access and participate in the webinar. 
  2. To join the audio portion of the meeting, you will have the option to call into a toll-free number or have the conference call you.
  3. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, please test your connection prior to participation
  4. You don't need to download any Adobe software to participate. Learn more about Adobe Connect.


Questions? Contact Allison Hawkins at

The New Press

For over twenty years The New Press has published books based on their merits rather than their commercial value. New Press books focus on underrepresented voices and new and neglected audiences. Like the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio, The New Press aims to provide ideas and viewpoints overlooked in the mass media.

A not-for-profit, public-interest publisher, The New Press commissions and publishes books on topics including criminal justice, education, national security, civil liberties, the environment, labor, racial justice, and immigration, aiming to promote and enrich public discussion and understanding of the issues vital to our democracy and to a more equitable world. 

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