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Chicago NAPD Meeting on February 7, 2014

Purpose of the Meeting: The meeting is a listening and planning meeting.  It is the next step beyond the Dayton meeting, looking at what we've accomplished since September, and visioning where we need to go from here.  The Steering Committee will listen to members of the organization and committee members talk about what has been done and their vision for the organization.  The focus will be on education, the website, social media, and caseloads.
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National Association for Public Defense

Chicago Agenda

February 7, 2014

DePaul Law School


Purpose of the Meeting: The meeting is a listening and planning meeting.  It is the next step beyond the Dayton meeting, looking at what we've accomplished since September, and visioning where we need to go from here.  The Steering Committee will listen to members of the organization and committee members talk about what has been done and their vision for the organization.  The focus will be on education, the website, social media, and caseloads.  Committee chairs too will be listening for guidance on their committees.
 
Introductions

·         9:00-9:15  Judge Abishi Cunningham welcomes us to Chicago

·         9:15-9:30  Tim Young gives preliminary remarks

·         9:30-10:00 Tim Young leads introduction by everyone present
 
Series of Issue discussions led by leaders

·         10:00-10:30-Education, including webinars, led by Ed Monahan

·         10:45-11:00-Break

·         11:00-11:30-Website led by Mark Stephens and Issac Merkle

·         11:30-12:00--Social Media, MyGideon, and Blogs led by Jeff Sherr

·         12:00-1:00--lunch

·         1:00-1:30  Andrea Lyon addresses us on the importance of indigent defense

·         1:45-2:15--Membership and governance issues led by Tim Young

·         2:15-2:45—Excessive Caseloads led by Steve Hanlon and John Stuart

·         2:45-3:00—Break

·         3:00-5:00--Open Forum discussing the future of NAPD led by Paul DeWolfe
 
Closing—Tim Young

Contributors

NAPD News

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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