Defenders United: Bahar Ansari

Defenders United: Bahar Ansari


As a meditation on the role of public defense in our society, “Defenders United” explores the lives and work of public defense attorneys across the United States from the perspective of a current law student. In episode one, Legal Aid Society trial attorney and CUNY clinical professor Bahar Ansari discusses the relationship between her work and her identity as an Iranian-American woman, the singular challenges of representing indigent clients in New York City, and advice for both future defenders and prosecutors.

Episode transcript can be found here.

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