Stealth Lawyer: Dawn Porter, Filmmaker, 'Gideon's Army'

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Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Dawn Porter, a filmmaker, discusses her new HBO documentary "Gideon's Army" which follows a group of young public defenders in the Deep South who contend with long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to represent low-income individuals.

Porter, speaking with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck, also discusses her transition from practicing law at Baker & Hostetler LLP and ABC Television Networks to becoming a filmmaker. See more +

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Dawn Porter, a filmmaker, discusses her new HBO documentary "Gideon's Army" which follows a group of young public defenders in the Deep South who contend with long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to represent low-income individuals.

Porter, speaking with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck, also discusses her transition from practicing law at Baker & Hostetler LLP and ABC Television Networks to becoming a filmmaker.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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Topics:  Caseloads, Gideon v Wainwright, HBO, Movies, Public Defenders

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