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When you join NAPD - as an individual or as an organization - you not only financially support our shared cause, you also gain access to a growing variety of membership benefits.
 
Individual Membership
NAPD dues through 2016 are $25 annually for individual members. There is a reduced membership rate for students. Click HERE to sign up now.
 
Organizational Membership
Your entire organization can join NAPD at once for $20/member (with a cap). Please contact NAPD staff member Heather H. Hall to discuss pricing. Organizational memberships cannot be purchased through the website at this time.
 
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Maybe you're not quite ready to join NAPD yet, but you don't want to be out of the loop. You can join our NAPD-interest listserv by emailing Heather H. Hall
 
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Membership is extended to all public defenders, public defense professionals and justice allies. We strive to serve the full range of defender advocates across the country regardless of case specialization, system type or professional background.



 


NAPD News


July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 17-18, 2017. 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.