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Membership Options:
Type: Individual Record
Description: This member type is for individual advocates who are directly involved in the delivery or supervision of public defense services. (It is intended to include all practitioners, regardless of profession, as well as staff on oversight boards or central agencies who may not represent clients but administer the defense function, and public defense board and/or commission members. Law school clinicians who represent clients are also considered direct service providers.) 
Membership Cost: $25.00
Membership Length: 12 month(s)
Online Directory: 1 online directory category is included with the membership.
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NAPD News

On December 28, 2016, NAPD published its Open Letter to Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro for his prosecution of Orleans Public Defender investigator Taryn Blume. A bedrock principle of our criminal justice system is that every citizen accused by the government of a crime starts with the benefit of the doubt – with a presumption that they are in fact innocent.  That right becomes meaningless if we do not uphold the equally important right of every citizen-accused defense team who fights for her cause; who digs for evidence of her innocence; who exposes the government when it hides that evidence.  The legitimacy of our criminal justice system depends upon defense lawyers and defense investigators doing their jobs, and doing them well, without fear of reprisal from a prosecutor acting more like a bully than the champion of truth and justice he is supposed to be.

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Last Chance to Register! The NAPD Executive Leadership Institute (ELI-2017) is almost full will will be held from 3:00 pm on April 2 through 11:45 am on April 5, 2017 at the Department of Public Advocacy training facility in Frankfort, KY. You can see more information and registration details HERE