Defenders United

Defenders United: Cheryl Reedy-Sobeski

March 28, 2018

Cheryl at her desk at the Luzerne County Office of the Public Defender in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She’s been a public defender for over 20 years.

“I would go into courtrooms and there wouldn’t be women lawyers there, and I would say, ‘I’m going to keep coming in here so that they get used to seeing a woman.’ I remember thinking that at the time — ‘I’m not going anywhere, I’m going to keep coming.’”

In Episode 3, Cheryl Sobeski-Reedy discusses her experience as a young female attorney at a time when the profession was comprised mainly of male attorneys. Cheryl also discusses her work during the aftermath of the “Kids for Cash” scandal in 2009, the opioid epidemic, and how to sustain a career in public defense for over twenty years.

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