Additional Outreach Resources

  • July 2023-A five-minute video on the right to counsel, that is ready for immediate use in courtrooms, classrooms, and
    adult education programs, opens the door to discussions on how the Sixth Amendment has an impact on the lives of law-abiding citizens.
  •  Action Requested:  Please feel free to distribute the video widely, post it on your website, and include it in your Twitter feed.
  •  In the video, produced by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, judges and public defenders make the case for why everyone has a stake in the right to 
     “It’s protecting every one of us from government overreach,” said Akin Adepoju, Branch Chief, Federal Defender Services, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. “It’s a way we keep the government in check.  The Founders of this country recognized the importance of that, and that’s why it’s in the Constitution.”  Judges and attorneys in the video tell the story of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which is 60 years old this year. The video is the latest installment in the Court Shorts series of brief videos on pillars of court literacy:  rule of law, separation of powers, and judicial impartiality.  The series is in the lineup of educational videos on the federal judiciary’s YouTube channel.
  •  Featured in the video are U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Feldman, of the Western District of New York; U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake, District of Maryland; U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins, District of Arizona; Federal Public Defender Kyana K. Givens, Massachusetts; Federal Public
    Defender Eric A. Vos, Puerto Rico; and Akin Adepoju, of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ Defender Services Office.


Focus on FMJA Members and Community Outreach

Pathways to the Bench: Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys
How to Become a Magistrate Judge | Magistrate Career Opportunities
How to Understand the American Judicial System
Court Shorts: An Impartial Federal Judiciary
Introducing the Federal Judiciary Channel
Students Sound Off About the Bill of Rights