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For the March 17-19, 2022 Conference
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Friday, March 19 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Innovations in Using Data for Public Defense

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This session will present some recent innovations in the use of data and data analytics to inform public defense.

Julie Ciccolini, of NACDL, will discuss innovations in tracking police misconduct for public defenders. The presentation will showcase an application designed by The Legal Aid Society in NY for defenders to track police misconduct data that is now being used by other defense organizations across the country. It will emphasize the important role defenders play in holding police accountable and provide tips for organizations on how to get started with their own database.

Stev Weidlich, of the King County Department of Public Defense (Seattle, WA), will discuss the various ways the department collects and visualizes data related to its various case areas. The presentation will show how the department currently uses data to help manage its processes, including data related to: prosecutor filings, attorney case assignments and caseloads, charges, indigency screening, support staff casework, trial rates, disposition rates, and other key performance indicators. The presentation aims to provide other departments with ideas on how they can use and present their own data to influence strategic direction and everyday management.

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David Colarusso

Practitioner-in-Residence and Director of the Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, Suffolk University Law School
David Colarusso is the Director of Suffolk University Law School's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab. An attorney and educator by training, he has worked as a public defender, data scientist, software engineer, and high school physics teacher. He is the author of a programming language... Read More →
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Stephen Weidlich

Strategic Planning Manager, King County Department of Public Defense
Mr. Weidlich is a strategic planning manager and the research and data analyst at the King County Department of Public Defense. He leads and organizes the data analyses and research initiatives sponsored by the department, including research into attorney caseload, collateral civil... Read More →
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Julie Ciccolini

Director of Law Enforcement Accountability, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Full Disclosure Project)
Julie Ciccolini directs NACDL’s Full Disclosure Project which supports defenders across the nation with implementing and managing databases to track law enforcement misconduct and challenge police secrecy laws. In her previous role at The Legal Aid Society, Julie developed a web... Read More →

Friday March 19, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Room 15