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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with a Colleague

Leaders and all public defense professionals, do you have a question, an idea which needs a sounding board, looking for some advice, facing a thorny problem and can't talk about it with anyone locally, or just need to vent?  Systems Builders Committee invites you to have a virtual cup of coffee with a colleague.
Leaders and all public defense professionals, do you have a question, an idea which needs a sounding board, looking for some advice, facing a thorny problem and can't talk about it with anyone locally, or just need to vent?  Systems Builders Committee invites you to have a virtual cup of coffee with a colleague.

Systems Builders is here to help.  In addition to our technical assistance and mentoring programs, we are happy to announce our new, Virtual Cup of Coffee with a Colleague.  We are only a phone call or email away.  We have experience in presenting to boards and legislatures, leading offices, practice and ethics issues, human resources issues, recruiting and retention of staff, budgets, finance, engaging with other criminal justice players and communities, public and community relations, and many other issues related to public defense.  All of this help is available as a part of your membership at no cost. Contact us about any question related to public defense. 

If you want to help be a part of the greater collective knowledge and information sharing group and help other public defense professionals, we invite and welcome you to become a part of the Virtual coffee group.  

To be a part of Virtual Cup of Coffee with a Colleague, whether you have questions or want to help others or both, email Systems Builders and we will get you the help you need or put you on the list as someone willing to assist another.  If you would like to help, please let us know a little about you and what subject areas in which you are willing to assist another public defense professional.  We are a community and we want everyone to feel a part of this unique public defense association, the National Association for Public Defense.

Email: Bill Ward, Systems Builders Committee Chair or Ernie Lewis, NAPD Executive Director


 

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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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