Profile: inese.neiders

Inese Neiders has a B.S. in psychology and a Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Ms. Neiders has successfully assisted counsel throughout the country in selecting juries. Criminal defense cases have involved arson, child sexual abuse, drug conspiracy, police brutality, murder, and over 50 death penalty cases. Her civil cases include product liability, employment, contracts, medical malpractice, personal injury, and environmental law. Ms. Neiders teaches seminars on jury selection. She has taught jury selection to criminal defense lawyers in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Washington, D.C. Her articles on jury selection have been published in over 20 states and include such articles as: “How to Use Court Time More Effectively”, “The Elite Shadow Jury”, “Practical Jury Selection Tools: Arm Yourself for Jury Selection”, “Questions for Mock Jurors”, and “A Medley of Methods".




On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principleswhich are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.  


On March 2, 2017, NAPD released its Statement on Reducing Demand For Public Defense: Alternatives to Traditional Prosecution Can Reduce Defender Workload, Save Money, and Reduce RecidivismThere are more than 2 million people in jail and prison in the United States. This is a four-fold increase since 1980. This increase and the racial disproportionality among incarcerated people has led to alliances across the political spectrum to address the impact on people and on budgets.  As the new Coalition for Public Safety has put it, “Our country has an ‘overcriminalization’ problem and an ‘overincarceration’ problem — and it’s getting worse." NAPD authored this statement because there is a great opportunity to make transformative changes that can improve justice and save money.  A variety of organizations representing a wide spectrum of political views have joined together to end the systematic problem of overcriminalization and narrow the net of incarceration by reforming criminal codes.