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Lane Borg is the Executive Director of Metropolitan Public Defenders in Portland, Oregon. He returned to his roots in 2008 at MPD after twenty years away in private practice and employed by the courts. He served on the OSB Ethics Committees, Bar Discipline Board, and Unlawful Practice of Law Committee. Currently, Lane is a member of the State of Oregon Drug and Alcohol Policy Commission and the State of Oregon Public Safety Task Force. Lane is an Adjunct Professor at L&C Law School teaching Trial Practice for 16 years and Ethics for the last seven years. Lane has been President of Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

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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