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Justine M. Luongo, known as Tina to all, is the Deputy Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice of The Legal Aid Society where she oversee the daily operations of the Practice's over 1200 staff who serve 230,000 clients in both trial and post convictions matters. Tina began her Legal Aid career in September 2002 as a staff attorney in the New York County office of the Criminal Practice after graduating Brooklyn Law School. In 2007, she was promoted to Supervising Attorney where she continued to directly represent clients, as well as manage the daily operation of her complex of attorneys, paralegals and investigators. Tina serves as the Chair of the American Bar Association Task Force on Comprehensive Criminal Representation which analyzed best practices to address the complex, life altering consequences that clients face when they are charged with or convicted of crimes. She is a member of the ABA Criminal Justice Council, and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association's Defender Research, Data and Analysis Advisory Committee (RDC). She has also served as an Adjunct Professor in New York Law School's Criminal Defense Clinic. While at Brooklyn Law School she co-chaired the LGBT student committee and was a member of the Moot Court Trial Team. She is integrally involved in The Legal Aid Society's diversity initiative that partners management and staff to look at ways to increase the diversity of the staff and provide cultural competency training both internally at the Society and to external stakeholders in the criminal justice system.

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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)
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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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