As the daughter of a police officer, Lisa Geis was always an unlikely candidate to be a defense attorney. But after attending law school a little later in life, Lisa has devoted her life to defending children. A little over a year ago, Lisa moved to Memphis to open and direct the Children's Defense Clinic at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
After spending time practicing in Washington, DC and New Jersey, Lisa brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the problems facing Shelby County's Juvenile Court. In this episode, Lisa shares some of that experience with us, and she candidly discusses what's missing in Memphis and how she teaches students to approach such a challenging issue.