The Zealous Advocate is our own Eastern District newsletter aimed primarily at our panel attorneys. Our goals are to educate on new laws and cases, give updates on local news, offer helpful practice tips, and provide important notices from the Federal Defender. The Zealous Advocate is typically published twice a year, in the summer and winter. If you have any suggestions for articles or questions, please direct your suggestions and questions to the editors, Vidalia Patterson or Laura Wasco . The files below are in Adobe® PDF format. If you are unable to view these files, please click here to download.