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Profile: melanie.oberlander

With her background in legal administration and technical implementations, Melanie Oberlander brings a unique point of view to the IT committee. Melanie's 11-year tenure at King County Department of Public Defense SCRAP Division has given her deep insights into the day-to-day operations that keep public defense organizations running behind the scenes, including staff development, transcription, business processes, statistical analysis and case management. Most recently, Melanie has served as a subject matter expert in the evaluation, adoption and deployment of LegalFiles, King County’s new digital case management system, to ensure single-source access to case documentation and increase the accuracy and completeness of all case-related files. Combining her technical expertise of the LegalFiles platform with her insider knowledge of the people and processes of public defense, Melanie has led in the development of strategic roll-out plans, technical documentation and training modules tailored to fit the specific needs and priorities of SCRAP. Under this leadership, Legal Files has grown from a single-office implementation to become the county's chosen provider for its integrated case management system. Melanie looks forward to sharing best practices and lessons learned from these experiences to her role as Co-Chair on the NAPD IT team.

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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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