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Renate Lunn is currently a public defender with The Legal Aid Society in New York City and a member of Five Boro Defenders. After graduating from Columbia Law School, she clerked for Hon. Robert P. Patterson of the Southern District of New York. For the past eight years, she has represented criminal defendants in Brooklyn and the Bronx with the Legal Aid Society, and in Federal Court as an associate in The Law Office of Jesse Siegel. She also juggled and clowned in Cirque This!, a Brooklyn-based community circus.

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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.