Leading death penalty and indigent defense lawyer George Kendall was featured on the Pro Bono Institute’s Pro Bono Happy Hour Podcast. This podcast series includes a collection of lively conversations about law firm pro bono news, infrastructure and best practices featuring insightful and entertaining expert guests from Law Firm Pro Bono Project member firms and Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® signatories.
In this latest episode, Mr. Kendall spoke with the Pro Bono Institute about his pioneering career and the Squire Patton Boggs Public Service Initiative (PSI), an innovative program of full-time lawyers handling some of the nation’s most complex, demanding pro bono matters in jurisdictions where indigent people have limited to no access to effective legal services. As Director of PSI, Mr. Kendall discussed the function and impact of the program and highlighted some of the PSI team’s recent successes. He concluded with his thoughts on the United States’ approach to its justice system and what still needs to be done. The podcast is available on iTunes and YouTube.