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Matt Foley has been the Chief Public Defender for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church since 2010. He joined the Office of the Public Defender in 2005 as a Deputy Public Defender, after thirteen years of private practice in Arlington County. He received his J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in 1992. In 1989, he received a B.A. with academic distinction from Binghamton University, having majored in philosophy and minored in religious studies. He co-founded the Debate team while at Binghamton. Matt currently serves on the board of directors for the Arlington County Community foundation, Friends of Argus and Aurora House, the Virginia Criminal Justice Committee and the Arlington Mental Health Criminal Justice Review Committee. He periodically teaches a criminal law clinic for Catholic University, Columbus School of Law and frequently lectures and participates in panel discussions about the criminal justice system.

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November 29, 2017: NAPD has just opened regsitration for two new live trainings. The 2018 NAPD Investigators Conference and 2018 Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates Institute is now open for registration. These trainings will be help March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, CO. Discounted tuition for members and early registrants. To register, click HERE
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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.