Most countries provide for the right to prompt access to legal aid but face challenges in guaranteeing this right to indigent and vulnerable accused persons. Nicole Taylor, managing director of the International Legal Foundation, will explore strategies for introducing early access mechanisms to criminal justice systems in post-conflict and transitioning countries.
Nicole Taylor, managing director of the International Legal Foundation, is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has practiced in the Philadelphia area for the past eight years. Most recently, she was an associate attorney at the law firm of El-Shabazz + Harris, LLC. Prior to that, she worked as a staff attorney at the Public Defender Association of Philadelphia. She spent a summer interning with the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons in Cape Town, South Africa, where she researched prison reform post apartheid. Nicole is a graduate of Howard University School of Law and Spelman College.
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