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Paula is an internationally-published writer, recovering lawyer, and a burnout and resilience expert who has taught and coached burnout prevention and resiliency skills to thousands of professionals across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. She is the Founder and CEO of the Davis Laack Stress & Resilience Institute, a practice devoted to creating thriving organizations and helping professionals manage stress, prevent burnout, and build resilience. Paula was named a Top 10 Online Influencer in the area of stress by Sharecare, a Dr. Oz website. Her articles on stress, burnout prevention, resilience and work/life balance have been internationally-published and are prominently featured on her blogs on U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post and Psychology Today. In addition, her writing has been translated into French, Norwegian, Italian, and Swedish and has appeared in the leading online women’s publication in Australia.

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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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