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Lynn Pride Richardson

Lynn Pride Richardson
Chief Public Defender

"Injustice anywhere is a
threat to justice everywhere."

~Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

Public Defender’s Creed

I AM A PUBLIC DEFENDER,

I AM THE GUARDIAN OF THE
PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE.

MY CLIENTS ARE THE
INDIGENT ACCUSED.

THEY ARE THE LONELY,
THE FRIENDLESS.

THERE IS NO ONE TO
SPEAK FOR THEM BUT ME.

MY VOICE WILL BE
RAISED IN THEIR DEFENSE.

I WILL PROTECT AND DEFEND
MY CLIENTS AND THE
CONSTITUTIONS
OF THE UNITED STATES AND
THE STATE OF TEXAS.

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