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Issac Merkle is the Director of Information Technology at Knoxville's Community Law Office, where he's been employed since 1996. His responsibilities range from information modeling, software development, and statistical analysis to graphic design, crime scene documentation, and desktop support. He has developed several solutions to aid attorneys in collaboration, large case preparation, and presentation. He has presented his work to the Tennessee Public Defenders Conference, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the US DOJ's Office of Justice Programs. He leads "mad science" workshops as part of the CLO's "The Zone" youth program. He currently serves as Creative Director of Knox Makers, a hackerspace in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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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.