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West Virginia Public Defender Professional Jonathan Friley Joins NAPD Staff

NAPD is thrilled to welcome Jonathan Friley to NAPD's staff. Jonathan joined NAPD in June, 2017 to administer NAPD's membership database, manage listservs, and assist and advise on other technological issues and solutions. Keeping with our staffing model, Jonathan is a part-time contractor who also works as a public defender professional for the Public Defender Services in West Virginia. We are so grateful to have his technical expertise to bolster our virtual operation. Formally, Jonathan's title is Data Manager. Read more about the work he is doing for NAPD and the experiences he brings to the table below. Feel free to reach out to say hi (or with technical difficulties)!

NAPD is thrilled to welcome Jonathan Friley to NAPD's staff. Keeping with our staffing model, Jonathan is a part-time contractor who also works as a public defender professional for the Public Defender Services in West Virginia. We are so grateful to have his technical expertise to bolster our virtual operation. Formally, Jonathan's title is Data Manager. Read more about the work he is doing for NAPD and the experiences he brings to the table below. Feel free to reach out to say hi (or with technical difficulties)!

Jonathan Friley joined NAPD in June, 2017 to administer NAPD's membership database, manage listservs, and assist and advise on other technological issues and solutions.
 
Jonathan is currently the Public Defender Corporation (PDC) Administrator for Public Defender Services in West Virginia. As PDC Administrator, Jonathan is responsible for overseeing eighteen independent non-state agencies, consisting of approximately two hundred fifty employees across twenty-four offices and comprising a total budget of around 19.2 million dollars. In addition to his PDC duties, Jonathan participates in brainstorming sessions and moot court with the Appellate Division, assists in organizing the annual conference, and serves as the internal tech consultant for the office.

Jonathan graduated from WVU College of Law in 2008, where he was active in the ADR Society (President), Phi Alpha Delta (President), OUTLaw, and other organizations. He is a vocal advocate of process improvement methods (Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma), Just Culture, Crucial Conversations, and other topics that have labeled him the office management geek, a title he lovingly embraces.
 
In his spare time, Jonathan likes to travel, is a budding photographer, and is an avid gamer.

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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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