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Lori Combs has been a registered nurse for over 22 years. Her specific area of focus was emergency medicine, but also included PACU (Recovery Room), telemetry, and primary care clinics. During her emergency department career, she received training in adult sexual assault examinations in Dallas, Texas and performed sexual assault exams for adult and pediatric victims of sexual assault. Lori has also completed two forensic nursing courses and is a Certified Forensic Nurse. She has furthered her forensics training to include nurse death investigation from Houston, Texas, child abuse training, and has obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Crime Scene Investigations.

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July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 10-11, 2017. More information coming soon!
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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.