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 Norm Lefstein, who has been a friend, colleague and reformer of public defense systems for more than 5 decades. A prolific thinker, writer, advocate, and mentor, he is the architect of public defense reform. A light in our community has gone out, but his legacy will last for many, many years.