How to Get a PD Job: Public Defender Career Advice Panel

Join the GW Defenders and the Criminal Law Society for a panel featuring former public defenders and attorneys currently working in the field. This event is geared towards students interested in public defense of related areas of the law.


  • Brooke Pemberton


  • Jennifer Thomas, Director of Legal Recruiting, Public Defender Service
  • Professor Lauren Johnson, Senior Advisor, The Justice Collaborative
  • Johanna Leshner, Director of Recruitment, Maryland Office of the Public Defender
  • Professor Kate Weisburd, Associate Professor Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Laura Abelson, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland