• 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.

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