San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi leads a protest in response to police killings in the Bay area. Photo (c) Jeff Adachi
Melody Dernocoeur, a member of the Shelby County Public Defender's Office, describes being a public defender. Graphic credit (c) Celia Givens
Tim Young welcomes executive leaders to the 2015 Executive Leadership Institute. Photo (c) Lorinda Youngcourt, King County Dept. of Public Defense
Public defenders call attention to excessive caseloads as they organize for increased funding in Baton Rouge, LA. Photo (c) Travis Spalding/The Advocate
Valparaiso Executive Leadership Institute participant Kira Fonteneau, hard at work. Photo (c) Lorinda Youngcourt, King County Dept. of Public Defense
Paralegal Roz Porter assists a client during the Hamilton County (OH) Public Defender's twice-a-month Fresh Start Expungement Clinic.
Public Defender Mark Plaisance argues Montgomery v. Louisiana before the United States Supreme Court. Image (c) Art Lien/www.courtartist.com
Public defenders arrive at Central Booking to serve those arrested during Baltimore's unrest. Photo (c) Katie D'adamo, Maryland Office of Public Defense
September 23, 2016: SAVE the DATE! The NAPD Executive Leadership Institute (ELI-2017) will will be held from April 2-5, 2017 at the Department of Public Advcoacy training facility in Frankfort, KY. Registration information and curriculum details coming soon.