Stephanie Batcheller has worked at NYSDA since 1998. She provides Backup Center Direct Defender Services, responding to requests for legal assistance and research. For over thirty years, she has practiced privately and as a public defender in the state and federal courts of New York and Georgia, and the federal courts of Maryland. She has extensive specialized training in criminal defense litigation including from the National College for Criminal Defense Trial Practice Institute and American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Training program. She received the President’s Commendation from the NYS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for her work on amici briefs filed on behalf of NYSDA, NACDL, and others. She received her J.D. from Mercer University and her B.A. in Economics from Wells College, and is a graduate of The Emma Willard School.
WORLD is an acronym for Women Owning Responsibility for Learning and Doing, Russell Sage College’s general education program. During the academic year, the program hosts speakers on wide-ranging and complex topics. WORLD Series talks are free, open to the public and held in Bush Memorial Center at Russell Sage College.