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Erica J. Mazzotti is a third-year law student and Senior Legal Intern in the Civil Litigation Clinic at St. Louis University School of Law. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science in 2012 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science in 2010, both from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. While in law school, Erica worked as a law clerk for Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton, IL and interned as a student attorney for the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office in Belleville, IL. Erica will receive her Juris Doctorate with a Concentration in Civil Litigation Skills from St. Louis University School of Law in May 2015.

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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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    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.