Special thanks to the National Legal Aid and Defender Association for inviting us to give a webinar to their members and the larger legal community this Thursday on May 8th at 11am PST. We will be sharing the concept, discussion specific case examples, the production process, and how the videos were used to secure sought after case resolutions. Below is more info, and click here to find out how to sign up in advance!
NLADA Webinar: Creating Social Biography Videos to Humanize Clients for Better Case Resolutions
Thursday, May 8, 2:00 PM Eastern
The Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP), a media and community advocacy project, will give a webinar on how public defenders can create “social biography videos” to humanize clients for purposes of impacting sentencing, plea-negotiations, and more.
The webinar will discuss specific case examples, the production process, and how the videos were used to secure sought after case resolutions. Technology has become cheaper, more accessible, and has created new avenues for client’s stories to be shared in the court system. The webinar will share how defender offices can produce social biography videos using limited resources, and how staff without any previous experience can be trained quickly to create effective videos.
Presenter: The project director, Raj Jayadev, is the coordinator of ACJP, a community organizing model for families and communities to partner with public defenders to impact court cases.
ACJP is housed at Silicon Valley De-Bug. Jayadev developed the project as a Soros Justice Fellow, and he and his staff have been creating social biography videos for public defenders for a number of years to great success. The videos have resulted in securing favorable plea negotiations, lowered sentences, even post-conviction relief.