Remembering Public Defender Jeff Adachi

Like so many in the California legal community and beyond, we are stunned and saddened by the passing of Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s Public Defender. Jeff was a tireless advocate for justice and for the right to a defense.

Jeff’s passionate leadership of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office made it nationally admired and a model throughout the country. His activism extended outside the courtroom to embrace campaigns for racial justice; LGBTQ, indigent, and immigrant rights; bail reform; and more. His energetic advocacy inspired us.

Jeff was a long-time author and speaker for CEB. He was co-author of Chapter 49, “Immunity for Testimony” in CEB’s California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice, and was a featured speaker at the 2017 University of California Public Service Law Conference, co-hosted by CEB, in Los Angeles, where he delivered an impassioned talk on Racial Justice Litigation.

CEB joins the legal community in mourning the passing of this tireless advocate. We offer our condolences to his family and colleagues.

Jeff kindly contributed to CEBblog™ in the following posts:

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