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Tina Olson is the Chief Appellate Counsel for the Wyoming State Public Defender’s Office, and has been a full-time Public Defender since 1999. As Chief Appellate Counsel, she is responsible for the appeal of criminal convictions to the Wyoming Supreme Court on behalf of indigent defendants. Additionally, she has served as state post-conviction counsel for the Public Defender’s Office. She has a degree in political science from Michigan State University, and received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She has practiced law in Texas, Colorado and Wyoming. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee.

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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.