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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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November 1, 2017: NAPD closes registration and has sold out its 2017 Workloads Conference, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. This Institute will be recorded and available to members after the event. Click HERE for a brochure with details and faculty!
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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.