Archive October 2018

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NAPD Awards 1st Annual Thurgood Marshall Award

Mark Stephens details why Dawn Deaner earned the inaugural Thurgood Marshall Award

NAPD: A Reflection on 5 Years

Tim reflects on how--and why--NAPD was formed.

NAPD Defender of Justice Award

NAPD issues the first "Defender of Justice Award" to Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem.

Oh, It's Just A Misdemeanor

I have been in many courtrooms over the years and heard the phrase, “Uh, it’s just a misdemeanor….”  I must confess that thought has crossed my mind on more than one occasion.  However, all of us should rethink that notion with respect to our clients by critically and analytically looking at the consequences facing clients as a direct and indirect result of misdemeanor convictions. 

The NAPD Fund for Justice Launched to Help Public Defenders and Public Defense Organizations across the Nation

The NAPD Fund for Justice has been started by a group of national leaders in order to advance the right to counsel and public defense in the United States. The NAPD Fund for Justice is a nonprofit organization with an application for tax exempt status pending with the IRS.

Should Indigent Defense Providers Care About Workload Studies?

In this blog post, Doug explains how workload studies contributed to the Colorado Public Defender Office's effort with their state's legislature.