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The Defender Association of Philadelphia is a criminal, indigent defense law firm committed to the belief that everyone, regardless of income deserves the highest quality legal counsel.  Since 2015, Keir Bradford-Grey has served as the Chief Defender. Under her leadership, the Defender has expanded its mission beyond producing highly-skilled criminal trial lawyers to also developing highly-skilled advocates; multi-dimensional advocacy that doesn’t solely occur at trial, but also at the pre-trial and post-trial stages. Through Ms. Bradford-Grey’s vision, the Defender engages in the communities that it serves and raises awareness regarding matters of social justice and developing strategies to create systemic change.  Ms. Bradford-Grey holds a law degree from Ohio Northern University and began her career as a trial lawyer at the Defender Association in 1999 before becoming a Delaware Federal Public Defender in 2007. In 2012, she became Chief Defender for the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office.

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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.