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Stronger Together, NAPD Needs You

Wow, in the five years since NAPD was created, we have grown into a public defense organization of over 18,000 members.  NAPD belongs to all of us, and we encourage you to be more involved. Whether you are a leader or a line defender, a lawyer, an investigator or support staff, bring your passion!
 
Wow, in the five years since NAPD was created, we have grown into a public defense organization of over 18,000 members.  NAPD belongs to all of us, and we encourage you to be more involved. Whether you are a leader or a line defender, a lawyer, an investigator or support staff, bring your passion!

If you have a subject you want to write about, please submit a blog to be published. Or, if you want to be subscribed on one of our listservs (leadership, core, investigator or socialworker), be in touch! Contact Heather Hall, heather@publicdefenders.us, for both blog publication and listserv participation.

If you have an expertise to share, consider presenting a webinar for everyone.   Contact Jeff Sherr, jeff.sherr@publicdefenders.us for details on the process.

If there is a committee you are interested in serving on, contact Ernie Lewis, ernie.lewis@gmail.com  and he will point you in the direction connected with your interest.  We have committees working on the following issues: Amicus, Education, Fines & Fees, Juvenile advocacy, Racial Justice, Systems Builders and Workloads.

If you have something to add to NAPD's  public defense library MyGideon (or something that you wish was there), contact Jonathan Friley, jonathan.NAPD@gmail.com.

If you have any troubles logging into the NAPD site, contact Nicole Lesniewski at nrlesniewski@gmail.com.

With a very small staff, it takes many volunteer hands to make NAPD the organization we all want it to be for our clients and ourselves.  NAPD is member driven and member led. Become Involved.  Stronger Together.

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December 15, 2018: Registration is now open for NAPD's Spring Events:
  • Executive Leadership Insitute (Frankfort, KY)
  • Train the Trainer (Frankfort, KY)
  • "We the Defenders" Investigators Conference (Biloxi, MS)
  • "We the Defenders" Social Workers/Sentencing AdvocatesConference (Biloxi, MS)
  • Team Mitigation Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Click on Events Tab for more info and to register.
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October 30, 2018: NAPD releases a video about its achievements over the 5 years since forming in November in 2013. This films was coordinated by NAPD Steering Committee Member and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and debuted at the Racial Justice Training and 5 Year Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland. You can watch the video HERE

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July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

You can watch a video about the event HERE 

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. 
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January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE
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