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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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    On December 28, 2016, NAPD published its Open Letter to Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro for his prosecution of Orleans Public Defender investigator Taryn Blume. A bedrock principle of our criminal justice system is that every citizen accused by the government of a crime starts with the benefit of the doubt – with a presumption that they are in fact innocent.  That right becomes meaningless if we do not uphold the equally important right of every citizen-accused defense team who fights for her cause; who digs for evidence of her innocence; who exposes the government when it hides that evidence.  The legitimacy of our criminal justice system depends upon defense lawyers and defense investigators doing their jobs, and doing them well, without fear of reprisal from a prosecutor acting more like a bully than the champion of truth and justice he is supposed to be.

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    Last Chance to Register! The NAPD Executive Leadership Institute (ELI-2017) is almost full will will be held from 3:00 pm on April 2 through 11:45 am on April 5, 2017 at the Department of Public Advocacy training facility in Frankfort, KY. You can see more information and registration details HERE