Event Calendar

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June 22, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Webinar: Challenging Fingerprint Evidence 
June 26, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Webinar: Making Creative Use of Forensic Linguistics 
June 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar: Fundamentals of Effective Direct Examination 
August 3, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Webinar: Theories & Themes: How to Win Your Case 
August 13, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Measures for Justice: Transparency and Data 
September 27, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Your Client's Brain and the Relevancy of Graham and Miller 
November 26, 2018November 29, 2018 Investigator Conference 
November 26, 2018November 29, 2018 Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference 

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NAPD News

January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE
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January 17, 2018: The 2018 NAPD Investigators Conference and 2018 Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates Institute (March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, CO) are now at full capacity and closed for registration. A wait list is being developed.
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November 28, 2017: NAPD has uploaded videos of the presentations from the 2017 NAPD Workloads Conference in St. Louis (held November 17-18). Members can access these valuable presentations on MyGideon by logging into their NAPD account.
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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.