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Tag Archives: Jill Paperno

Jill Paperno gets Defenders Association award

On Monday, at the New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) annual conference in Saratoga, Paperno received the 2017 Wilfred R. O’Connor Award for exemplifying the client-centered sense of justice, persistence, and compassion that characterized the life of the award’s namesake. O’Connor ...

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Wellness Matters: Caring for the elderly, and for the caregivers

At a recent meeting with Amanda Hailstone, the new general manager of The Daily Record, Laura Myers and Jenn Schauerman, the GRAWA program chairs, and I discussed possible topics of interest to both GRAWA members and Daily Record readers. We ...

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Book Review: Paperno’s ‘Representing the Accused’ a step-by-step guide for public defenders

In 1996, I stepped into a courtroom as an assistant public defender for the very first time. I had no idea what I was doing. I had only recently been hired by the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office after interning ...

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