Episode 51: Leslie Ginzel, Chief of Holistic Services, Harris County Public Defender’s Office

Wrapping up Access to Justice Week is Attorney at Law Leslie Ginzel, Chief of Holistic Services at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office in Houston, Texas. Formerly the Program Director of Beacon Law—an organization that champions justice for homeless, low-income individuals and works to remedy the conditions that burden and marginalize them—Leslie has spent her career fighting to increase access to justice for vulnerable populations.

In this episode, Leslie gives an open and honest interview about the sobering state of America’s justice system. She talks to Jack Newton about:

  • How the cards are stacked against people who need access to justice but struggle to obtain it.
  • The dire need for more and better legal services.
  • Why systemic change is necessary—and what legal professionals can start doing to make an impact.

To learn more about Leslie’s work with Beacon Law and how the organization uses Clio Manage to fulfill its mission, read about it here.