Head of Boston’s Federal Public Defender Office, which represents indigent defendants accused of federal crimes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Harvard Law School alumna Miriam Conrad is the Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Ms. Conrad assumed the role in 2005 after spending thirteen years as a public defender in Boston. Prior to attending Harvard Law School, Ms. Conrad worked as a crime reporter for the Miami Herald and the Kansas City Times.
In the words of the HLS community member who nominated her, “Ms. Conrad is a seasoned public defender with over twenty years’ experience. She is also a fantastic mentor; one I had the great privilege of working with and learning from. I am delighted to nominate her for the 2016 International Women’s Day Celebration in recognition of her commitment to zealously advocating for and providing top quality legal services to indigent clients.”