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Lauri Zobrack is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator who has been a criminal defense / public defender investigator throughout her entire career. A 1987 graduate of Ripon College, she stumbled upon her career as an investigator while taking some time off between college and law school. Lauri and her husband Brian went on to own Able Investigations in Racine, Wisconsin for 10 years before becoming full time public defender investigators with the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office in the mid-1990’s. While in the private sector, Lauri’s investigative experience consisted of mostly public defense contract work. Lauri was hired as an investigator in the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office (4th District) in Minneapolis in 1999. In 2001 she was promoted to Investigator Supervisor and presently supervises a team of 12 investigators, a paralegal and interns. Lauri has been active on statewide training committees and has been a long time faculty member at the Minnesota Public Defender Trial Advocacy Institute. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Hennepin County Customer Service Award and in 2013 she was awarded the State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense Employee of the Year award.

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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.