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Virginia A. Murphrey is the Chief Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial District of Minnesota. She has been a public defender her entire legal career. Ginger has taught trial advocacy at Hamline University and William Mitchell School of Law. She has also been an instructor at the Minnesota Public Defender Trial Institute and with the National Defender Training Project. Ginger is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and their two sons.

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July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. Click HERE for a brochure with details and faculty!
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April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE 

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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - 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.