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Profile: melanie.oberlander

With her background in legal administration and technical implementations, Melanie Oberlander brings a unique point of view to the IT committee. Melanie's 11-year tenure at King County Department of Public Defense SCRAP Division has given her deep insights into the day-to-day operations that keep public defense organizations running behind the scenes, including staff development, transcription, business processes, statistical analysis and case management. Most recently, Melanie has served as a subject matter expert in the evaluation, adoption and deployment of LegalFiles, King County’s new digital case management system, to ensure single-source access to case documentation and increase the accuracy and completeness of all case-related files. Combining her technical expertise of the LegalFiles platform with her insider knowledge of the people and processes of public defense, Melanie has led in the development of strategic roll-out plans, technical documentation and training modules tailored to fit the specific needs and priorities of SCRAP. Under this leadership, Legal Files has grown from a single-office implementation to become the county's chosen provider for its integrated case management system. Melanie looks forward to sharing best practices and lessons learned from these experiences to her role as Co-Chair on the NAPD IT team.

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July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. Registration closes Septemebr 3.
This one of a kind conference is developed through surveys of the registrants.   You have a say in what sessions are offered and will have multiple options during the conference.
Click here to watch as the schedule develops based on your suggestions.
Click here to see the faculty list. 
Click here to register for the Investigator Conference Track.
Click here to register for the Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference Track.
Click here to make a hotel reservation at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

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January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE
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January 17, 2018: The 2018 NAPD Investigators Conference and 2018 Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates Institute (March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, CO) are now at full capacity and closed for registration. A wait list is being developed.
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November 28, 2017: NAPD has uploaded videos of the presentations from the 2017 NAPD Workloads Conference in St. Louis (held November 17-18). Members can access these valuable presentations on MyGideon by logging into their NAPD account.
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