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Janet Moore is a Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, teaching in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and capital punishment. In her first year, she received both the College of Law’s Goldman Prize for Teaching Excellence and the Junior Scholar Paper Competition Award sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Moore’s scholarship focuses on the legal and political conditions that empower stakeholders to obtain greater transparency and accountability from criminal justice systems. Her work is informed by critical theory and long experience in capital defense and criminal justice reform research and advocacy. In 2007, she was awarded a Senior Justice Advocacy Fellowship by the Open Society Institute. Her project focused on improving indigent defense systems. That work led to her appointment by the Ohio Supreme Court to the state Public Defender Commission, where she served from 2009-2011. Professor Moore received joint J.D./M.A. (Philosophy) degrees from Duke University and an M.A. degree (Divinity) from the University of Chicago. At Duke, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Law & Contemporary Problems, the nation’s first interdisciplinary law journal. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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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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