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“John Marshall’s externship program offers quality field placements that develop professional and practical skills while ensuring  successful and meaningful on-the-job performance.” Paul Nam, Graduate (’12)

Georgia Public Defender Standards Council

Placement Description:

he Georgia Public Defender Standards Council is an independent agency within the executive branch of the state government of Georgia. Our mission is to ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each client whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003; to provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner; and to conduct that representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.

Student Preference:

3L’s & 3L’s eligible to practice under the 3rd year practice act



Mr. Colin Bellair, Assistant Conflict Defender

Dept:Conflict Division



104 Marietta Street
Suite 200

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Website: http://www.gpdsc.org