NAPD celebrates public defense and public defenders - lawyers and all professions essential to public defense delivery - through National Public Defense Week, 2017. Graphic (c) Celia Givens
Valparaiso Executive Leadership Institute participant Kira Fonteneau, hard at work. Photo (c) Lorinda Youngcourt, King County Dept. of Public Defense
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 (c) Celia Givens
Public defenders call attention to excessive caseloads as they organize for increased funding in Baton Rouge, LA. Photo (c) Travis Spalding/The Advocate
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
On March 18, 2017: NAPD published its Foundational Principles, which are recommended to NAPD members
and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.