MyGideon Committee

The MyGideon Committee is in charge of developing a secure, hyper-practical, intuitively organized resource website for public defense professionals. MyGideon is for attorneys in the courtroom, social workers finding alternatives to prison, investigators in the field, IT staff keeping their offices ahead of the technological curve, budgeteers trying to make the numbers pencil out, policy leaders making change, and anyone else who is essential to the public defense movement. 

The goal is to gather together every resource for every public defense need

  • embedded within easy-to-use checklists
  • continuously curated for quality and recency; and
  • organized so that you can find the information you need within seconds.

This is a lofty goal, but it's possible if we can work together. If you'd like to contribute your time or your resources, or of you have a specific request of MyGideon, contact Amanda Alvarez Thibeault

The committee is chaired by Alex Bassos and Jeff Sherr.

Committee Members:


 


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.