Elias Batchelder currently works for the Office of the State Public Defender (OSPD) in Oakland, representing prisoners on California's death row in their direct appeals to the California Supreme Court. Both at OSPD and as a former attorney at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, he has also represented California inmates in capital and non-capital habeas proceedings. Mr. Batchelder has also worked extensively on amicus briefing and impact litigation, including the administrative attacks on California's lethal injection protocols and on Chapter 154 of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. He serves on the board of governors and the legislative committee for California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
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