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HERBERT DUZANT is a native New Yorker with more than 20 years of experience working as a criminal defense investigator, primarily in the areas of capital trial and capital habeas representation. Mr. Duzant started his career at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (project of the Vera Institute of Justice) before continuing on to the New York State Capital Defender Office (CDO), where he spent six years investigating trial cases on behalf of indigent capital defendants. Mr. Duzant arrived at the Nevada Federal Public Defender’s Capital Habeas Unit in 2004, where he currently works to this day assisting Nevada and California death row inmates in their federal capital habeas proceedings. Mr. Duzant has facilitated trainings and presentations on a variety of investigative, mitigation and team building topics. He’s currently serving as Conference Chair and West Area Director for the National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA) and develops training programs and events around the country. Mr. Duzant has extensive prior experience in private investigations and is licensed in New York, California and Nevada. Mr. Duzant is committed to client-centered practices and fulfilling the promise of Gideon v. Wainwright, which cannot be achieved without establishing ongoing and meaningful training opportunities for all Investigators, Mitigation Specialists and Paralegals in our national criminal defense community.

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July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 10-11, 2017. More information coming soon!
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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.