Profile: deja.vishny

Deja Vishny is an attorney who practices with the Wisconsin State Public Defender Office in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She is the head of the statewide homicide practice group, and the Deputy Training Director for the Wisconsin State Public Defender. She joined the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon Georgia in 1998 and lectures at criminal defense and public defender seminars throughout the United States. She is an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School where she teaches trial advocacy. She has also taught trial skills in India, and was a guest lecturer at a Harvard Law School class, “The American Prosecutor”. Ms. Vishny attended the Reid School on Interrogation and published articles in The Champion and The Wisconsin Defender on cross examining police interrogators. She co-chaired the false confession program at the inaugural session of the National Forensic College at Cardozo Law School in June 20Ms. Vishny is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and previously served on the board of the State Bar of Wisconsin Criminal Law Section. She is a 2015 recipient of the David Niblack award by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, which recognizes outstanding contributions to indigent defense in Wisconsin. Her most recent article in The Champion is “Is it really a Homicide: Working with and Crossing the Pathologist in a Gunshot case”. She is the author of Suppressing Criminal Evidence, published by James Publishing Company in 2016; the book is available for purchase at defenders may use discount code SCE30PD at checkout to receive a 30% discount off the list price).

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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

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.

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.

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.