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Aurora City Council’s Continued Effort to Disband the Public Defender Office w/Elizabeth Cadiz

For the last episode of the year, we are returning to the Aurora Municipal Office to unpack the ongoing effort by the Aurora City Council to disband the Public Defender Office. This time, Hunter is joined by the new Chief […]

Defending those that Protested Against Police Brutality and the Killing of Elijah McClain w/Amelia Power

Today, Hunter is joined by criminal defense attorney and former public defender Amelia Power to discuss her role in defending those who protested the killing of Elijah McClain. As is so often the case, those who used their 1st Amendment […]

Greater Colorado Social Work Fellowship Opportunity

Are you interested in living and working in a greater Colorado town? Are you interested in starting your own business to improve access to justice for people outside of the major metropolitan areas? If you are passionate about advocating for […]


The OADC has long recognized that a pool of diverse, dedicated, passionate, and excellent legal teams throughout the entire state of Colorado is essential to the mission of our Agency. The Holistic Defense Coordinator is a new position created to […]

Inclusivity Social Work Fellowship Opportunity

Do you identify as a member of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community? Are you interested in establishing a private practice focused on criminal defense social work after completing an employee-based fellowship? If you are passionate about […]

Letter to Aurora, CO, City Council

“By giving the City Manager the power to hire and fire the Chief Public Defender and his/her assistants, we believe the city would be acting is in direct conflict with the advice of the United States Supreme Court, and nationally […]

Letter to Colorado Springs Gazette

The recent editorial “Public defenders aren’t social workers” presents a limited view of the role of public defenders and their impact on our legal system and society. Fiscal responsibility is crucial, but understanding the broader implications of public defense is […]

Letter to the Aurora, Colorado, City Council

Letter relating to a proposal to close the public defender office The Council is now considering if Aurora can outsource public defense to contractors to receive the same quality of services for a considerably lower cost. It cannot. This approach […]

NAPD Sends Letters to Aurora, CO, and La Paz County, AZ, on Public Defender Office Closures

Last week, we learned about efforts in Aurora, Colorado, and La Paz County, Arizona, to close respected public defender offices in order to cut costs. We wrote letters to support these offices and urge local stakeholders not to shortchange the […]

Postconviction Unit Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC) seeks a dedicated, skilled Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to join our new Postconviction Unit (PCU). The PCU LCSW will play a vital role on our PCU interdisciplinary defense team, collaborating with […]

Postconviction Unit Staff Attorney

The Office of Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC) is currently hiring multiple Staff Attorneys, ranging in experience, for its new in-house Postconviction Unit (PCU). These passionate advocates will support and further OADC’s commitment to holistic defense and zealous client-centered advocacy, rooted […]