The Wake Forest Law Review’s 2011 Community Prosecution and Defense Symposium brought together legal scholars, policy leaders, and practicing attorneys who offer a range of perspectives on “Community Prosecuting” and “Community Defense.”  The Symposium, hosted by Professor Ronald Wright on November 4th, 2011, focused on the connection between communities and the prosecutors and defense attorneys who work in those communities.  In particular, the Symposium will focus on growth in the “community” organizational models for prosecutor offices and public defense organizations, which aim to democratize and decentralize the work of criminal justice actors, paralleling the earlier development of “community policing.”