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Lauri Zobrack is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator who has been a criminal defense / public defender investigator throughout her entire career. A 1987 graduate of Ripon College, she stumbled upon her career as an investigator while taking some time off between college and law school. Lauri and her husband Brian went on to own Able Investigations in Racine, Wisconsin for 10 years before becoming full time public defender investigators with the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office in the mid-1990’s. While in the private sector, Lauri’s investigative experience consisted of mostly public defense contract work. Lauri was hired as an investigator in the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office (4th District) in Minneapolis in 1999. In 2001 she was promoted to Investigator Supervisor and presently supervises a team of 12 investigators, a paralegal and interns. Lauri has been active on statewide training committees and has been a long time faculty member at the Minnesota Public Defender Trial Advocacy Institute. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Hennepin County Customer Service Award and in 2013 she was awarded the State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense Employee of the Year award.

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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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