Profile: shane.goranson

Shane Goranson is a damn yankee. He was born in New Hampshire to parents with public defender values (although no one really knew that’s what they were). When he was ten years old the family moved to South Carolina. He is a first generation lawyer who practices in Greenwood, South Carolina. Shane starting working in Greenwood four years ago and has quickly adjusted to life in a rural county. Shane is grateful for the training he has received thus far: “I am extremely fortunate to have been a part of Gideon’s Promise, the faculty is amazing, the participants are nothing short of inspirational.”

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November 1, 2017: NAPD closes registration and has sold out its 2017 Workloads Conference, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. This Institute will be recorded and available to members after the event. Click HERE for a brochure with details and faculty!

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 


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.