Blog

Profile: prya.murad

Prya Murad is an Assistant Public Defender at the Office of the Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida. Prya has been a public defender since 2015 and has represented clients in misdemeanor and juvenile courts. Prya received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a Philip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy and Health Law Fellow. In law school, Prya interned at the Cook County Public Defender's Office where she was awarded the Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship and authored the office's felony law clerk training guide, the Federal Defender Program of the Northern District of Illinois, and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. Prya earned her B.A. in Biology and Philosophy from Transylvania University where she was a William T. Young Scholar. Additionally, she received her M.Sc. in Biomedicine, Bioscience, and Society from the London School of Economics. Other than her wonderful job, Prya loves Aristotle, Beyoncé, and cheese.

Contributors

Contributors

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.
​--

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

--
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. 
--

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
--