The Mentor, Esq.

Hosted ByAndrew J. Smiley, Esq.

We hope you enjoy this highly rated podcast hosted by Andrew J. Smiley, Esq. and featuring interviews with other experts in law and litigation, CLE and educational series, and great legal advice.

Season 2 – Episode 8: An Interview with Brooklyn, New York’s DA Eric Gonzalez

In this week’s episode, Andrew welcomes the District Attorney of Kings County in Brooklyn, New York, Eric Gonzalez. Over the course of the hour, DA Gonzalez discusses his journey from his Brooklyn roots to becoming the first district attorney of Hispanic heritage in New York State, failings he has seen in the justice system around him, and the initiatives he and his staff have taken to make Brooklyn a better place. You can find DA Gonzalez online at, on Facebook and Twitter at @BrooklynDA, and on Instagram at @BrooklynDAOffice.

For more information about Justice 2020, his study about wrongful convictions, the lawsuit with ICE, or the steps DA Gonzalez have taken to change their approach to drug prosecution, visit the links below.

For information about the reform platform, Justice 2020: 

For a press release analyzing overturned wrongful convictions:

Announcement of first in the nation Post-Conviction justice Bureau:

For more information about ICE Lawsuit victory:

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