Attorney Advances His Training to Better Serve GRIC

Submitted by Defense Services Office

Gila River Indian Community


DSO is proud to announce that one of its attorneys, Emmanuel Antelo recently completed his three-year commitment to Gideon’s Promise Core 101 Program, a national defense program that encourages client-centered defense. Emmanuel is the fourth DSO attorney to complete the program.


According to Gideon’s Promise website, the Core 101 program is “designed to provide new public defenders the skills and knowledge necessary to become excellent advocates for those they represent.” Emmanuel uses the tools he acquired from Core 101 to better serve his clients and the Community. 


“This program allowed me to learn from some of the very best attorneys in the criminal field who share a passion for criminal justice,” Emmanuel said. “I was surrounded by a wealth of knowledge and experience and tried to soak up as much as possible. I am grateful that the Community and my office gave me the opportunity to complete this program and I am excited to use what I learned to benefit community members.”