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Justine M. Luongo, known as Tina to all, is the Deputy Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice of The Legal Aid Society where she oversee the daily operations of the Practice's over 1200 staff who serve 230,000 clients in both trial and post convictions matters. Tina began her Legal Aid career in September 2002 as a staff attorney in the New York County office of the Criminal Practice after graduating Brooklyn Law School. In 2007, she was promoted to Supervising Attorney where she continued to directly represent clients, as well as manage the daily operation of her complex of attorneys, paralegals and investigators. Tina serves as the Chair of the American Bar Association Task Force on Comprehensive Criminal Representation which analyzed best practices to address the complex, life altering consequences that clients face when they are charged with or convicted of crimes. She is a member of the ABA Criminal Justice Council, and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association's Defender Research, Data and Analysis Advisory Committee (RDC). She has also served as an Adjunct Professor in New York Law School's Criminal Defense Clinic. While at Brooklyn Law School she co-chaired the LGBT student committee and was a member of the Moot Court Trial Team. She is integrally involved in The Legal Aid Society's diversity initiative that partners management and staff to look at ways to increase the diversity of the staff and provide cultural competency training both internally at the Society and to external stakeholders in the criminal justice system.

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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.