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Andrew Davies is Director of Research at the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services. His job is to track data on those services, and to push a research agenda for their improvement. He earned a PhD in criminal justice in 2012 from SUN Albany and has published research on public defense in a variety of books, academic journals and law reviews. Prior to coming to the Office of Indigent Legal Services he also worked for several years as a researcher for the New York State Defender Association and spent a short but formative time as an intern gathering mitigation evidence in capital cases in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    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