Blog

Profile: prya.murad

Prya Murad is an Assistant Public Defender at the Office of the Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida. Prya has been a public defender since 2015 and has represented clients in misdemeanor and juvenile courts. Prya received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a Philip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy and Health Law Fellow. In law school, Prya interned at the Cook County Public Defender's Office where she was awarded the Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship and authored the office's felony law clerk training guide, the Federal Defender Program of the Northern District of Illinois, and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. Prya earned her B.A. in Biology and Philosophy from Transylvania University where she was a William T. Young Scholar. Additionally, she received her M.Sc. in Biomedicine, Bioscience, and Society from the London School of Economics. Other than her wonderful job, Prya loves Aristotle, Beyoncé, and cheese.

Contributors

Contributors

NAPD News


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!
--

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 

--

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.