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A Clason Lecture

March 9, 2009

David Singleton, Esq.

Diligence Alone Won't Do: Representing Indigent Defendants Zealously



David Singleton, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJPC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest law firm. He is also a Visiting Professor of Law at Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he teaches the Constitutional Litigation Clinic. The Clinic gives third- and fourth-year law students the opportunity to represent OJPC clients in federal and state court proceedings. Mr. Singleton has previously served as a Lecturer at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Attorney Singleton is an accomplished attorney, working as a public defender for seven years with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, and also with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Prior to his public defender work, he spent three years at Legal Action Center for the Homeless in New York City. Attorney Singleton also has practiced at the large business law firm Thompson Hine.

A recipient of the Skadden fellowship, regarded as the premiere public interest fellowship in the United States, Attorney Singleton earned his A.B. in Economics and Public Policy Studies from Duke University in 1987, and he received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991.