• This graphic says it all, designed for public defenders, by Legal Aid Society public defender Celia Givens. Used with permission.

  • Ohio State Public Defender Tim Young presents at an annual NAPD Executive Leadership Institute. Photo (c) Lorinda Youngcourt

  • San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi leads a protest in response to police killings in the Bay area. Photo (c) Jeff Adachi 

  • NAPD members hard at work. Photo (c) Lorinda Youngcourt

  • Hamilton County (OH) public defenders provide expungement services to their clients. 

  • In the wake of protests over justice for Freddie Gray, Baltimore public defenders arrive at the jail house to provide counsel for arrested protesters. Photo (c) Katie D'Adamo

  • Louisiana public defender Mark Plaisance argues for teh retroactive application of Miller before the US Supreme Court. Image used with permission (c) Art Lien/www.courtartist.com

  • The struggle to end excessive workloads was the galvanizing issue for NAPD's formation; Orleans Public Defenders take their struggle to prime time. Photo used with permission.

NAPD mourns the passing of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi while ackoweldging his many, many talents and achievements. NAPD will always be aware of the absence of his leadership, and is committed to continuing his vision in every community served by public defenders/public defense professionals working for freedom, fairness and racial justice.

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