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Malia Brink

ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense
Counsel for Indigent Defense
Washington DC
Malia N. Brink has spent 20 years working on criminal justice reform issues with a focus on public defense reform. She currently serves as the counsel for indigent defense to the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense (ABA SCLAID). Brink also serves as the deputy director for the ABA SCLAID’s Public Defender Workload Study Projects and the Misdemeanor Court Observation Projects. Brink regularly teaches a seminar on the Right to Counsel as a lecturer-in-law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has also taught at American University School of Public Affairs and Georgetown Law Center. Before joining the ABA, Brink served as the Public Defense project director at the Justice Programs Office of American University and the director of institutional development and policy counsel at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Brink began her legal career as the Jerome J. Shestack Public Interest Fellow at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP, and a staff attorney at the ACLU in Philadelphia. Brink clerked for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, November 8

4:15pm EST