ANNUAL DEFENDER DINNER
2020 ANNUAL DEFENDER DINNER
[Postponed Due to COVID-19]
Date: November 19, 2021
Location: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego
$70 per person/$700 table of 10
No-host cocktails at 5:00 p.m.; Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Cynthia Roseberry, Deputy Director of Policy, Justice Division, National Policy Advocacy at ACLU
RSVP/Details to follow soon.
The CONANT-CLEARY AWARD for exceptional and unselfish devotion to protecting the rights of the indigent accused to Barton C. Sheela III, Alternate Public Defender
This award is named in honor of Stan Conant and John Cleary. Stan Conant was the founding Director of the Defenders Program in San Diego. He was widely respected as an advocate and tried many death penalty cases. Under his direction, that office successfully established itself in the community and paved the way for the establishment of the Office of the Public Defender in the mid-1980’s. John J. Cleary was the first Executive Director of Federal Defenders from 1971 to 1983. It was during this time, that Federal Defenders developed into a distinguished and highly respected office, where attorneys were trained extensively in federal law and trial skills, and expected to aggressively represent clients from trial and through appeal.
Past Recepients of the CONANT-CLEARY AWARD:
|E. Miles Harvey|
|Allen Bloom and John Cotsirilos|
|Mary Ellen Attridge|
|Elizabeth Missakian and John Lanahan|
|FDSDI GITMO Team -Ellis (Trip) Johnston, Shereen Charlick, Reuben Cahn, Luciano Silva and Marie Acuna.|
|C. Bradley Patton|
|Barton C. Sheela III|
Members of the Federal Defenders team share a commitment to excellence and a passion for justice in representing indigent people accused of myriad federal criminal offenses. We combine hard work, constant training and intense dedication in the defense of each of our clients.