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Paula is an internationally-published writer, recovering lawyer, and a burnout and resilience expert who has taught and coached burnout prevention and resiliency skills to thousands of professionals across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. She is the Founder and CEO of the Davis Laack Stress & Resilience Institute, a practice devoted to creating thriving organizations and helping professionals manage stress, prevent burnout, and build resilience. Paula was named a Top 10 Online Influencer in the area of stress by Sharecare, a Dr. Oz website. Her articles on stress, burnout prevention, resilience and work/life balance have been internationally-published and are prominently featured on her blogs on U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post and Psychology Today. In addition, her writing has been translated into French, Norwegian, Italian, and Swedish and has appeared in the leading online women’s publication in Australia.

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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.